Bunzl branches out in Europe

22nd of December 2016
Bunzl branches out in Europe

Global distribution company Bunzl is to acquire two more businesses in Denmark and France.

Sæbe Compagniet, which is based near Copenhagen, is a distributor of cleaning and hygiene related products - principally in the hotel, restaurant and catering sectors - in Denmark. Completion of the acquisition is subject to clearance of the transaction by the Danish competition authority.

Prorisk and GM Equipement, which are based near Lyon and in Vannes respectively, specialise in the sale of personal protection equipment and first aid-related products to end users and distributors throughout France. Completion of that acquisition is expected to take place by the end of January 2017.

"The proposed acquisition of Sæbe Compagniet will complement our existing cleaning and hygiene operations in Denmark and extend and expand our business there," explained Frank van Zanten, chief executive of Bunzl.

"The purchase of Prorisk and GM Equipement will add further scale to our safety business in France and increase the breadth of our product offering in this important market. We look forward to welcoming the businesses and their employees to the Group."




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