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    nexeye
    Benelux / Private Equity

    Consumer

    Overview

    Nexeye is a market leading omni-channel platform in value-for-money optics in North-West Europe. The company operates more than 700 stores under the Hans Anders, eyes + more and Direkt Optik retail banners, and offers a range of private label and branded spectacles, hearing aids, contact lenses and sunglasses at average price points significantly below its major competitors.

    Highlights

    • Leading and fast-growing omni-channel optical retail platform that is exclusively focused on the growing value-for-money segment
    • Acquired eyes + more in January 2019, expanding nexeye's European footprint to five countries
    • 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
    • Strengthened omnichannel position led to an increase of >100% of shop appointments made online, delivering a more valuable experience in-store, with zero waiting time, and better aligned staff planning
    "By working together to the maximum extent under the common nexeye banner and sharing knowledge and resources with each other, we aim to accelerate the growth of our current and future labels, creating value for all our stakeholders." Bart van den Nieuwenhof, CEO, nexeye

    Regulatory information 
    This transaction involved a recommendation of 3i Investments plc, advised by 3i Benelux.

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