Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised Steadfast Capital on the acquisition of Koop Watermanagement Holding B.V. and Ko-Mats group with a Commercial Due Diligence

09. September 2019

goetzpartners' Private Equity consulting team supported Steadfast Capital Fund IV SCS, SICAV-RAIF, with a Commercial Due Diligence on the acquisition of the Koop Group. The transaction comprises Koop Watermanagement Holding B.V., as well as the Ko-Mats Group with its subsidiaries in Germany and the Netherlands.
The Commercial Due Diligence includes a comprehensive assessment of both companies’ business models, with particular focus on their service and product portfolio, an in-depth market assessment with regard to size and development, as well as an evaluation of their positioning in the competitive landscape. Furthermore, goetzpartners assessed the consolidated business plan and future growth opportunities.

Koop Watermanagement, founded in 1969, is one of the leading European providers of dewatering solutions and groundwater purification services. With its own branch network the company focuses on regional infrastructure projects in Germany and the Netherlands and selectively undertakes larger projects across Europe. As part of the group's future associated services Ko-Mats, founded in 2012, provides crane and excavator mats, which are used for the stabilisation of heavy construction machinery across diverse end-markets. With a total headcount of 140 employees at six locations (three in Germany and three in the Netherlands) and due to its comprehensive market experience completed with its excellent products, services and process know-how, KOOP is considered to be a technical market leader for high quality and customised dewatering services in Europe for a diversified and international customer base, e.g. energy and public infrastructure industry.

Steadfast Capital is an independent private equity investor focusing on medium-size businesses within German speaking Europe and Benelux countries. Funds advised by Steadfast Capital invest in mid-size companies providing equity for succession issues, management buy-outs and also provide capital for growth opportunities. Steadfast Capital was founded in 2001 and follows a successful, value-oriented strategy of investments in profitable companies in various sectors.


Dr. Sigurd Kitzer

Dr. Burak Yahsi
Senior Consultant

Sebastian Mörler

David Oesterschlink

Teresa Hammer
Associate Consultant

Matthias Seiler
Associate Consultant