Deal announcement

goetzpartners advised Tikehau Capital

17. August 2023

goetzpartners advised Tikehau Capital on its acquisition of CReators of the Outside WorlD (“CROWD”) with a Commercial Due Diligence

goetzpartners advised Tikehau Capital ("Tikehau") with a Commercial Due Diligence on the acquisition of CReators of the Outside WorlD (“CROWD”), a pan-European leading provider of cycling infrastructure and sustainable street furniture based in the Netherlands.

The project complements our extensive track record in providing strategic and commercial advisory services in the areas of sustainable mobility and related public infrastructure. Once again, it underpins goetzpartners' capabilities for supporting cross-border deal situations.

CReators of the Outside WorlD ("CROWD") is an innovative group of established companies that designs and furnishes public spaces. CROWD’s key focus areas are within cycling infrastructure, public shelters, and street furniture. CROWD aims to make a conscious contribution to the living environment of society by developing products which enable modal transport, socialisation, and interaction, along with sustainable and circularity design principles. Whilst CROWD was founded in 2014, via its buy and build strategy executed in the main the last four years, it consists currently of six companies, namely Lumiguide, VelopA, ZIEGLER, IJslander, HITSA (including LAMPAS), and Bailey Street Furniture Group (including Cyclepods).

Tikehau Capital is a global alternative asset management group with € 41.1 billion of assets under management (as of 30 June 2023). Tikehau Capital has developed a wide range of expertise across four asset classes (private debt, real assets, private equity and capital markets strategies) as well as multiasset and special opportunities strategies. Tikehau Capital is guided by a strong entrepreneurial spirit and DNA, shared by its 742 employees (as of 30 June 2023) across its 15 offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Tikehau Capital is listed in compartment A of the regulated Euronext Paris market.

Transaction team:

Dr. Gerrit Schütte
Managing Director

Alexander Reitmann

Linh Dong
Senior Consultant

Constantin Scarisbrick
Senior Consultant

Gabriel Roa

Jacques Oberschelp

Calvin Knautz
Associate Consultant