Grandeco expands its Wall decor business through the acquisition of Wall!Supply
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Aeternus, the M&A Worldwide partner in the Netherlands, acted as the sole advisor to Wall!Supply in selling the company to global player in wall decoration Grandeco.
Grandeco Wallfashion Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire shareholder capital of Wall!Supply, the market leader in decorative 3D panels. Following the acquisition of Holden Decor in 2020, this acquisition is part of Grandeco’s global expansion strategy. This is fully in line with the strong belief in further consolidation of the wall decoration landscape. The objective of the acquisition is to build on Wall!Supply’s unique success and further realize its enormous growth potential. The company will continue to operate independently.
The Grandeco Wallfashion Group is thus entering the 3D wallcovering segment, expanding its traditional wallpaper range into the emerging trend category of 3D wallcoverings. Together with Grandeco, Wall!Supply aims to “democratize” luxury and be present in different distribution channels such as DIY and online in Europe and North America. For a year now, the Grandeco Wallfashion Group has been accelerating its consolidation by acquiring several leading players in its markets. In addition to Holden, Wall!supply will accelerate the Group’s expansion.
Patrick Molemans, CEO Grandeco Group on the transaction: “This deal is an excellent opportunity to comprehensively broaden our wall decoration offering. Previously, we announced that we would further reinforce the Grandeco Group’s strength in the market through targeted acquisitions. With this second short-term acquisition, we are acquiring exceptional expertise in a complementary product category. Wall!Supply’s innovative and premium products combined with a unique business model, exceptionally thoughtful logistics and excellent customer service will give us even more strength within DIY, online and other channels. In the near future, we can reinforce each other’s growth. For example, Wall!Supply has an exceptionally strong position in Germany while Grandeco is strong in other markets like the UK, where Grandeco together with Holden Décor have a large market share. The Style4Walls website is growing strongly and will also strengthen the group considerably in the B2C market segment.”
Frank Frantzen, CEO WALL!SUPPLY Group, on the transaction: “I am delighted with the acquisition of WALL!SUPPLY by Grandeco and very much looking forward to working with Patrick Molemans and his team to realize the further growth of WALL!SUPPLY. This joining of forces in the field of products, sales channels and markets will give our companies an even stronger position in the DIY market. 1+1=3”
Jens Ruers, shareholder WALL!SUPPLY Group, on the transaction: “I am convinced that Grandeco is the right party to further realize the growth ambitions and potential of Wall!Suppply and to increase the market position of WALL!SUPPLY in the world.”
Majority shareholders Down2Earth – Alain Keppens en Gimv’s Partner Tom Van de Voorde on the transition: “Grandeco has been an outperformer in its industry for many years. Through the acquisition of Wall!Supply, we are strengthening our position in various markets and channels. The market for wall decoration remains quite fragmented, with clear potential for further consolidation. Grandeco again illustrates its ambition to play a leading role in this.”
The transaction took place on July 23, 2021 and is subject to the usual conditions, including approval by the competition authorities. No further financial details of this transaction will be disclosed.