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The leading Dutch ‘snackbar’ chain Kwalitaria was acquired by the Dutch private equity firm Antea Participaties.
Kwalitaria is a market leading quick service (‘snackbar’) franchise chain with a strong online presence and 134 locations throughout the Netherlands.
Kwalitaria aims to open 15 new branches per year in the coming years with an annual sales growth of 20%.
Founder Antonio Stroes and management participated together with Antea Participaties. They will stay on board to further accelerate the anticipated growth path.
Antonio Stroes, founder of Kwalitaria: “After the company was founded in 1989 by a family member, I was able to acquire this beautiful company in 2003 and turn Kwalitaria from a small player into the largest cafeteria formula in the Netherlands.
With the entry of Antea Participaties, Kwalitaria is entering a new growth phase with even more opportunities to expand with new locations throughout the country. There is still a lot of growth potential and in my new role I will be supporting new Kwalitaria branches and entrepreneurs.”
Vondel Finance acted as lead advisor to the shareholders of Kwalitaria. Read the press release here..