OASE acquires EDEN
Hörstel, 30. April 2013. The OASE Group, with its headquarters in Hörstel, Germany, has acquired EDEN S.r.L. Italy. The aim of this acquisition is to expand the innovation potential of OASE and broaden the Group´s acitivities into the business field of “aquarium products”.The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
For many years EDEN has been known as an esteemed manufacturer of high quality and innovative products in the field of aquarium products and water gardens. With its advanced technology, the products are manufactured in Cartigliano, northern Italy.
Ansgar Paul, CEO of OASE, comments:
“We have know EDEN for many years and are convinced of their innovation power and their flexibility”. Being the market leader in the business fields Water Gardens, Fountain Technology and Lake Management, we consider EDEN to be the ideal partner to strengthen our existing business areas and, particularly to broaden our expertise in adjacent fields”.
Samuele Lolato, Director of EDEN, adds:
“With OASE we are sharing our passion for water and are really looking forward to a closer cooperation with this fascinating company. Furthermore, we are convinced that OASE is the perfect match for our further development”. This transaction was supported by Equistone Partners Europe, Munich, in accordance with OASE´s growth strategy. The financial investor has been advising the main shareholders of the OASE Group since 2011.
With ist headquarters in Hörstel, Germany, OASE, with more than 600 employees worldwide, is active in 2 business segments:
- Consumer Business (Water gardens) has been focussing successfully on pumps, filters and equipment for private garden- and swim ponds for decades. Being the European market leader in this segment, OASE is the benchmark for innovation and quality in this industrial sector.
- Commercial Business (Fountain Technology and Lake Mangement), OASE has implented numerous large scale projects worldwide such as: the dancing cranes in Singapore, the impressive multimedia fountain installation in front of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur and the imposing installation on Banpo Bridge in Seoul.
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