Shearman & Sterling advised Equistone Partners Europe (Equistone) on the financing of the acquisition of Amadys NV (Amadys), a leading provider of passive network equipment solutions to all utility segments in Belgium and surrounding countries. Amadys was sold by the management and the investment fund Vectis Private Equity. The existing management team, led by CEO Hein Wilderjans, will reinvest and retain a sizable minority share and continue to run the company.
Amadys, headquartered in Brussels, provides passive network equipment solutions to all utility networks, including fixed and mobile telecom networks and water, gas and electricity grids, as well as to general industrial businesses through its various operating companies. The company provides a broad range of products and services, ranging from fibre optic cabling and related products, to ducts, closures and covers, often in customised and unique specifications and combinations.
Equistone is one of the leading European equity investors with a team of more than 40 investment professionals in seven offices in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom. Equistone invests in established medium-sized companies with good market positions, above-average growth potential and an enterprise value of between €50 and €500 million.