Recent deal ⸱ 16-06-2021

Lexence assisted Standard Investment on the purchase of Office Centre

June 16, 2021 – Lexence assisted Standard Investment on the purchase of New Office Centre Beheer B.V. NOCB is a supplier of a wide range of different daily office supplies for small to medium-sized B2B customers. NOCB includes all retail, online and contract sales activities of New Office Center in the Netherlands and OfficeCentre GmbH in Germany, as well as KantoorExpert, MaritiemExpert and PurchaseExpert.


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With Standard Investment as new owner, NOCB wants to further strengthen its position as an omnichannel player in the market for office supplies, office machines and furniture, with a leading position in the Netherlands and Germany.

With Standard Investment, Office Center has a solid investor on board. The knowledge and expertise of this new partner, in combination with the great brand awareness of Office Center in the Netherlands and Staples / Office Center in Germany, enables us to make Office Center a significant omnichannel player. The collaboration with Standard Investment offers us the unique opportunity to further increase the market share of Office Center in both the Netherlands and Germany in the coming years and to take a leading position in the Office Supplies market,” said Marc-Derek Schönberger, the new CEO and co-investor of Office Centre.

About NOCB

NOCB has various brands, of which the best-known brand (Office Center), has 32 stores in the Netherlands and 51 stores in Germany. In total, more than 1,500 employees work for Office Center and its sister companies. In addition to the stores, Office Center offers its products and services online and through contract sales. Office Center is a leading player in the market for office supplies, office machines and furniture in both the Netherlands and Germany. The ambition is to further strengthen and expand the omnichannel formula in the coming years.

About Standard Investment

Originally from Amsterdam, Standard Investment is a North-West European oriented investment company with offices in Amsterdam, Brussels and Stockholm, which focuses on ‘hands-on’ investments in medium-sized companies. Founded in 2004, the company operates from a philosophy of direct involvement with the companies in which it participates. Standard Investment has participations in, among others, ACE (films for medical applications), Aweta (fruit sorting machines), Burger King Netherlands, HSWT (producer of sweeteners) and Riedel (fruit juice producer of, among others, Appelsientje). With a team of 16 professionals, it manages a portfolio of 14 companies spread over 4 countries with over 2,500 employees and a cumulative turnover of €700m.

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