EMM, innovative supplier of high-performance and productivity increasing solutions for international paint processing industries, such as the automotive, aviation, navy and manufacturing industries, has attracted investment company Quadrum Capital to accelerate realisation of its growth ambitions. Continued international expansion, a constant focus on product innovation, and digitisation in collaboration with dealers and end users, are at the basis of the growth strategy. The transaction was supported by M&A advisor Marktlink.

In the past years, EMM experienced strong international growth and secured a solid position in the market with its four own brands Colad, Hamach, Ronin Tools and Tander. Managing director and shareholder (former major shareholder) Thomas van der Kooij: “Product innovation combined with a clear-cut positioning and communication strategy were key to the fast growth we achieved. It is our ambition to keep up this growth rate and expand our position globally, based on our innovative power. To make a difference in the market with new solutions with and for our customers, that is our goal. In Quadrum Capital we have brought the right partner on board to successfully achieve our growth ambitions and accelerate growth as an innovation centre for paint processing markets worldwide, by delivering new, innovative non-paint solutions.”

Managing Partner at investment company Quadrum Capital, Peter Oostenenk: “EMM is an outstanding business, leading in for example the international market of car repair businesses. Its sales are increasing worldwide and it has a reputation as a quality supplier. The dynamic way of developing new ideas in cooperation with dealers and end users, such as the recently introduced UV Fast Curing System, is a core competence we will build on in the growth strategy. Together we will put EMM on the world map even better in the coming years.”

Ferry Nahon, who supported the transaction on behalf of Marktlink: “EMM is a successful and leading business in the international car repair market. The current shareholders have proved themselves to be capable of building a business in a traditionally conservative market by means of a strong positioning as high-quality partner and active branding of its identity. The company and the management team are ready for the next stage. This solid proposition was recognised in the M&A market, as proved by the great interest of various investors. During the process, EMM met with a diverse range of candidates and ultimately Quadrum Capital emerged as the desired pragmatic investor that matched the business and its management. We wish both parties every success in realising their goals.”

In addition to Quadrum Capital, EMM’s current owners remain as shareholders and will continue to manage EMM, headed by managing director and shareholder Thomas van der Kooij.