“I entered into the first exploratory talks with Marktlink in 2020, after which we started preparing. We started the sales process in early 2022. I am very pleased with Erwin Wilbrink’s level of determination; he brought me into contact with the Belgian staffing agency. Partly because of his thorough preparation, the buying party was also quickly convinced. I was very impressed by his knowledge of the files, his commitment and his creative solutions.”
TRIXXO is originally a fast-growing Belgian staffing group, that has also significantly grown in the Netherlands in recent years. By acquiring Redbrook and Blauwbroek, the company can grow towards its group goal of a 250 million euro turnover, of which currently 60 million euro is achieved in the Netherlands.
In the new situation with TRIXXO as shareholder, Teun Hebels will step down completely. “That was one of my scenarios. In view of my future, I had brought in a prospective successor for my role as managing director a few years earlier. At that time, I had the option to remain the owner with an appointed director at the helm of the company, or I could choose a full sale of the company. Both options have their pros and cons, but I am very happy with the choice to sell all the shares in the company. It is great that the companies can professionalise considerably and achieve growth ambitions faster, now that they have more room for expansion.
After the three-month transfer, a new era will dawn for Teun Hebels. What is he going to do? “Well”, he concludes with a smile, “You know the saying: As one door closes, another door opens…”