Synergia Capital Partners acquired a majority stake in Van der Arend Tropical Plantcenter (Tropicenter). IRIS CF acted as sell-side advisor for Tropicenter during this transaction.

Van der Arend Tropical Plantcenter

Van der Arend Tropical Plantcenter, founded in 1984, is specialized in the import, propagation, growth, rooting and acclimatization of (sub)tropical plants and hardy palms. With its own nurseries and greenhouses in both the Netherlands and abroad, Van der Arend Tropical Plantcenter is a leading player in the niche of higher segment (sub)tropical houseplants and hardy palms. The company has a broad product range, which are often protected by plant breeders’ rights.

Together with Synergia, the company will continue to focus on further innovation, sustainability, internationalization and broadening of the product range and accelerating its growth through acquisitions.

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Synergia Capital Partners was founded in 1999. Synergia’s capital is raised from successful Dutch entrepreneurs and business owners. It is the intention of Synergia to combine the complementing qualities of all those involved. Synergia does not take over the role of the manager, but provides risk-bearing capital with added value, based on the premise that the combination of knowledge, network and capital leads to higher returns on our investments.

The investment in Tropical Plantcenter is a participation from its fifth fund (2020: € 100m +) after previous investments in For Ever Gladiolus and the Viscon Group.

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