May 2019

  • Client : Rolande
  • Activity : Fast-growing supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the heavy-duty road transport sector
  • Sector : Industrials
  • Acquired by: Rotterdam Port Fund & NIBC
  • Transaction Type: Sell-side

What our client said

“Our decision to select Oaklins as advisor in the fundraising process was key to achieving this transaction. They assembled an experienced team of professionals that thoughtfully presented our value proposition to a large potential partner universe, and successfully led us through the process. At every step along the way, I felt that Oaklins was there for us striving to deliver the best result possible.”

Shareholder, Rolande Holding

A private shareholder of Rolande Holding has sold a stake in the company to Rotterdam Port Fund.

Rolande is a fast-growing supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the heavy-duty road transport sector. More specifically, the company is the most advanced LNG station operator in Europe and is the European market leader in terms of LNG sales volume to the heavy-duty road transport sector. In the Netherlands, one of Europe’s key markets, Rolande is even believed to have a market share of 70-75% based on volume. All of Rolande’s current 13 LNG stations are located in the Netherlands. However, the company is in the process of leveraging on its European market leadership by expanding into the highly attractive German and Belgium markets. Building upon its market position and experience, Rolande has the potential to maintain its market leadership in the fast-growing European LNG heavy-duty road transport sector.

Rotterdam Port Fund is an independent investment fund that invests in innovative Rotterdam port-related companies with a specific focus on sustainability and the energy transition that have attractive market prospects. The fund is an initiative of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, NIBC Bank, InnovationQuarter, Koninklijke Doeksen and Rotterdam based entrepreneurs Peter Goedvolk and Luc Braams.

Oaklins’ team in the Netherlands advised the seller in this transaction.

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