Ackermans & van Haaren Acquisition of a 20% Participation in OMP

Eubelius advised OMP on the deal.

OMP, founded in 1985, is an industry leader in the fast-growing digitized supply chain planning (SCP) market. OMP implements its next-generation OMP Unison Planning™, a leading-edge solution powered by AI engines, deployed at global scale with many Fortune 500 companies. OMP is the only player in the market with a telescopic digital twin, synchronizing strategy with execution including latest technologies like demand sensing, resilient planning and optimized planning automation.

OMP has grown to be a company with almost 700 employees representing more than 35 different nationalities and with a direct presence in more than 10 countries including Belgium, USA, China, Brazil, France, Spain, the Netherlands and Germany. OMP has been recognized as a Leader in the May 2019 Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation* by Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company.

Going forward, OMP will, with the long-term support of AvH and under the continued leadership of CEO Anita Van Looveren, pursue its strong investments in the OMP cloud-based software and in its international growth, operating in an increasingly volatile and digital world facing changes in supply chains due to the Covid-19 crisis. The board of directors will continue to be chaired by Georges Schepens and will be strengthened by two representatives of AvH, subject to shareholders’ approval.

Over the past decade OMP has realized an impressive growth path, reaching a turnover of €89 million in 2019, an EBITDA of €23 million, an EBIT €19 million and a net result of €14 million.

The transaction, which is subject to customary conditions precedent, is expected to be closed around year-end. No further transaction details will be disclosed until after closing.

The Eubelius team consisted of Filip Jenné (Photo), Elias Van Marcke and Lene Verhaegen.

Involved fees earner: Filip Jenné – Eubelius; Elias Van Marcke – Eubelius; Lene Verhaegen – Eubelius;

Law Firms: Eubelius;

Clients: OMP;

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