CoTra assisted Standaard Uitgeverij NV in the acquisition of De Eekhoorn NV.
Standaard Uitgeverij NV is the leading publisher of children’s books and comic books in Flanders and the Netherlands. Besides many own productions, Standaard Uitgeverij NV also publishes the Dutch versions of most French-Belgian leading publishers. Standaard Uitgeverij NV is the company resulting from the merger between Standaard Uitgeverij NV and Ballon Media NV. The merger took place in December 2019 and resulted in Standaard Uitgeverij NV becoming the largest publisher in Flanders and the largest distributor of comic books in the Benelux.
De Eekhoorn NV is the company of the family of the late Jef Nys, a very well-known Flemish comic book author and the spiritual father of the comic book Jommeke.
CoTra’s transaction team assisted Standaard Uitgeverij NV in the framework of the aforementioned acquisition.
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