January 2019

Deal Announcement

EnergieWonen and ZON7 join Essent

Oaklins exclusive advisor to EnergieWonen and ZON7

Oaklins Netherlands assists EnergieWonen and ZON7, two fast-growing companies in solar power systems for the residential market, in the sale to Essent.

The Oaklins team led by Adse de Kock consisted of Tom Snijckers and Stijn Schaatsbergen. Adse de Kock, Partner at Oaklins Netherlands, commented: “We have an extensive track-record in the market of renewable energy. This is the latest in a series of transactions in the energy sector (other transactions include Energie Transitie Groep, Simadan, Zelfstroom and Alfen".

EnergieWonen is leading in the sale and installation of solar power systems in the Dutch residential sector. The group consists of EnergieWonen in Almere, EnergieWonen InstallatieService (EWiS) in Ede and ZON7 in Lelystad. EnergieWonen, EWiS and ZON7 have an excellent reputation in the Netherlands in terms of quality and are renowned for high customer satisfaction.

Oaklins made a compelling case for Essent to invest in EnergieWonen based on its ambition to be the number one in new energy and to help the Netherlands become more sustainable step-by-step. The acquisition will enable Essent to further strengthen its position as market leader and to pursue its growing ambitions in additional energy services such as solar panels, insulation, heat pumps and central heating systems.

EnergieWonen and ZON7 continue their activities independently while becoming part of the joint network of national Service Partners.

Financial terms of the deal are not disclosed.

“One of Oaklins’ greatest assets is its dynamic approach. Oaklins was with us every step of the way and did a great job throughout. The team’s industry knowledge, attention to detail and negotiation skills were truly impressive. Without their resources, depth of skill and agility, closing this deal in 6 months would not have been possible."

Hans Stoop, founder and former CEO of EnergieWonen

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“We give nothing less than our best in every deal, to do justice to the extraordinary effort our clients give to their businesses. This transaction illustrates our strong commitment to our clients’ ambitions and provides long-term, rewarding results for everyone."

Adse de Kock, Partner Oaklins Netherlands

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