ICGG Netherlands / Match Plan assists Het Zonnetje in sale to Kids Lodge

About Het Zonnetje

Het Zonnetje, based in Houten, is a family business founded in 1988 by Mrs Prick van Wely – Godefrooy. Originally a guest parent, it grew out of her passion for working with children, which, together with her daughters (in law), quickly became a mini day care centre. In 2003, it was fully transferred to her daughters and daughters-in-law, who brought Het Zonnetje to where it is today. Het Zonnetje currently has 244 child places divided into 96 child places for the KDV and 148 child places for the BSO. Het Zonnetje is a childcare organisation where parents, children and staff feel at home and bask in the warmth of the company’s sunshine.

About Kids Lodge

Founded in 2009, Kids Lodge offers care to around 1,250 children aged 0 to 12 years with a team of more than 260 staff. Besides childcare, Kids Lodge also offers a Party Lodge, Sports Lodge and Family Lodge to establish itself as a family centre as well. With locations in Houten, IJsselstein, Zeist and Bunnik, Kids Lodge is a well-known name in the Utrecht region.

About Holland Capital

Holland Capital has invested in more than 180 Dutch SMEs over the past 40 years. They are active in the Healthcare, Technology and Agrifood sectors. Holland Capital is supported by a broad network of entrepreneurs. Holland Capital has been involved in Kids Lodge as a shareholder since September 2021. They actively support the organisation in both the operational and strategic development of Kids Lodge.

Role of Match Plan

Match Plan assisted and advised the shareholders of children’s centre Het Zonnetje throughout the process. Among other things, we helped with:
– Preparing a valuation of the company; and
– Supervising the entire sale process from A to Z or, in other words, from drafting the information memorandum, approaching parties, supervising the due diligence process to drafting the transaction documentation.

The assignment was carried out on behalf of Match Plan under the responsibility of Arno Dielesen, Yvo Bruin, Sven Aaldering, Matthias Duijzer and Sophie Koelma.

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