Probo has reached an agreement with the Dutch investment company NPM Capital to join its shareholder base. Probo, founded in 2001 and located in Dokkum, has grown into one of the largest and most innovative printing and fulfilment partners for resellers, with more than 25,000 m² of production space and 600 (400fte) employees. Probo wants to execute its strategic growth plans with support of NPM Capital.
Probo offers a unique online platform allowing print professionals to order customised printed products, such as banners, flags, stickers, posters, wall decorations and textiles. De Hoge Dennen Capital came on board as a shareholder in 2017, after which the company experienced significant growth. This was a direct result of a continuous focus on operational efficiency, innovation and a customer-oriented approach. Probo's management team intends to accelerate the development of its success and growth by adding NPM Capital to the shareholder base.
The next step towards strategic growth
“NPM will allow us to take the next step in our strategic growth plans. This is a fantastic development for Probo and in particular for our resellers and employees,” according to Leon van der Meer, Probo’s Managing Director. “Probo has been industry leading for years and we have recently achieved a market leading position in our home market. We will continue investing in our services, logistics, sustainability and, of course, new printing products, technologies and finishes in order to maintain this position.”
Innovative capacity and focus on sustainability
Martijn Koster, Investment Director at NPM Capital: “Probo's digital platform perfectly fits into our 'Everything is Digital’ strategic investment theme. We view Probo's focus on innovation, sustainability and automated B2B resellermodel as strong assets for the company's continued growth and development. We’re certainly also impressed by the employees’ knowledge, skills and commitment and look forward to driving the company’s growth together with them.”
The intended transaction is subject to approval from the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (Autoriteit Consument & Markt).