When the three owners of the fulfilment company Misi contacted Marktlink at the beginning of 2022, they mostly did so to inquire about their options in selling their company. Not within five years, was their thinking. Things turned out a bit different when a year and a half after that first phone call, the company was acquired by logistics service provider Logent. That company with Swedish roots has now acquired a majority stake and the three shareholders remain involved to profit from the company’s growth opportunities together.
Misi owners Patrick de Waal, Erik Lepping and Esther Koelewijn still very much enjoy working in their own company, which is exactly why they decided it was time to think about the future. “Very smart,” says Marktlink advisor Dave Kooij who guided the entrepreneurs in the process, together with Jelmer Duijve and colleagues from the legal team, Tim Rikmenspoel and Wouter Homburg. “It gave the three owners a very open attitude towards the process, even when we predicted that the process could very well be an accelerated one. Misi is a great company that takes care of its B2B and B2C customers’ every need when it comes to the shipping and delivery of products and processing returns. It works very efficiently and has a loyal group of customers.”