Linen rental and cleaning
Business activity and description
CleanLeaseFortex is a is a leading textile services company offering rental and cleaning services of linen and work-wear to healthcare institutions, as well as hospitality and industrial customers. The company operates from numerous locations in the Netherlands and Belgium and occupies a market leading position in the Benelux.
- Deal size: Undisclosed
- Deal size at exit: Undisclosed
- Deal type: Secondary sale to Financial Sponsor
- Date of investment: June 2004
- Date of exit: November 2010
- Bought from: Company founder and management
- Sold to: Egeria and management
AAC Capital Partners backed the company’s founder and CEO in his successful strategy to consolidate the Benelux healthcare textile services market. During our ownership, we completed two large add-on acquisitions to the CleanLease platform, effectively tripling sales. Furthermore, a number of smaller fill-in acquisitions were made, together resulting in a significant increase in market share in the healthcare segment. The company made a successful transformation from a local business into a professional and institutionalised Benelux market leader.