Clairfield Benelux provided debt advisory services to the shareholders Brewery Martens
Brouwerij Martens was founded in 1758 and is the second largest brewery in Belgium engaged in the development, production, distribution and sale of private label beer as well as their own beer brands.
In 2015, Brouwerij Martens was looking for new capital to strengthen their operational and commercial capabilities and achieve their ambitious growth plan. Unibra entered the Company’s share capital as a minority shareholder.
Unibra is a Belgian company whose activities are centred around the beverage industry in Africa, especially in the production of beer, as well as the real estate sector in Belgium, Luxembourg and Democratic Republic of Congo. Unibra was previously quoted on the stock exchange and is owned by the Relecom family.
Considering Unibra’s expressed interest to exit combined with Jan and Fons Martens’ desire to keep Brouwerij Martens family-owned, the family shareholders appointed Clairfield Benelux as their exclusive financial advisor.