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    Hans Anders
    Benelux / Private Equity

    Consumer

    Overview

    Founded in 1982 and headquartered in the Netherlands, Hans Anders is a market leading, value-for-money optical retailer in the Benelux with a presence in Sweden. The company offers a range of private label and branded spectacles, as well as hearing aids, contact lenses and sunglasses, at average price points significantly below its major competitors.

    Hans Anders is one of the most well-known optical retailers in its core markets, with a high level of brand awareness and customer loyalty that will benefit from long term macro-growth dynamics.

     

    Highlights

    • Leading value-for-money retailer in eyewear products and hearing aids
    • Benefits from long-term, macro growth dynamics including an aging population and an increasing consumer focus on value-for-money
    • Fragmented European optical retail market presents significant opportunities for growth
    "We are delighted to be partnering with 3i. As well as its deep experience and strong track record of supporting retailers in the Benelux and Europe at large, it has an exceptional international network which will greatly benefit Hans Anders. 3i also has experience in the optical market which will be very valuable to our partnership." Remco Boerefijn, CEO, Hans Anders
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