Press Release

05 January 2021

Home & Garden Solutions acquires sunshading manufacturer Sunmaster Nederland

Amsterdam, January 5, 2021 - AAC Capital and the management team of Home & Garden Solutions, formerly known as Outdoor Living Group, today announce the acquisition of Sunmaster Nederland, a producer of sun protection solutions. Sunmaster will continue as an independent subsidiary, alongside the existing brands Verasol and Gardendreams. With this acquisition, the turnover of Home & Garden Solutions will increase to almost 80 million euros.

Sunmaster has been a leading manufacturer of high quality outdoor shadings for almost 50 years. The company is one of the largest professional business-to-business suppliers in the Dutch shading market, with a national dealer network of specialist shading dealers. The Sunmaster product range consists of folding arm awnings, drop-arm awnings, screens, roller shutters and external venetian blinds.

The headquarters and production facilities of Sunmaster are located in Nijkerk. The company realises a turnover of almost 12 million euro and has approximately 40 employees. The management of Sunmaster will remain the same after the acquisition.

Aart Roos (CEO Home & Garden Solutions): "With the acquisition of Sunmaster we are realising our growth ambitions to build a leading position in the growing segment of the European housing & lifestyle market. The combination of Sunmaster with our existing brands Gardendreams and Verasol broadens and strengthens our offering in home and garden solutions, enabling us to serve the customer even more fully with optimal quality and added value.”

Marc Staal (Managing Partner en Chairman AAC Capital): "The acquisition of Sunmaster signifies an important expansion of the ranges of Verasol and Gardendreams. AAC is actively involved to develop Home & Garden Solutions into one of the leading European companies in the sector. This acquisition illustrates AAC's strategy to grow its portfolio companies and to support management teams with their long-term plans".

About Home & Garden Solutions

Home & Garden Solutions, formerly known as Outdoor Living Group, is the holding company that acquired Verasol in June 2017 and Gardendreams in 2019. Verasol and Gardendreams produce aluminium verandas, garden rooms, glass sliding walls, garden sheds and carports. In 2020, Home & Garden Solutions achieved a turnover of EUR 66 million with approximately 250 employees. Verasol and Gardendreams products are sold in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France and Poland. Verasol sells through its own shops, online, selected dealers and distributors. Gardendreams sells through dealers, European DIY chains and its own sales organisation in France. / /


About Sunmaster

Sunmaster is based in Nijkerk and has been a leading manufacturer of high quality outdoor blinds in the Netherlands for almost 50 years. With approximately 40 employees, the company is one of the largest national professional business-to-business suppliers with a national dealer network of sunshade specialists. Sunmaster's product range consists of marble shadings, drop-down shadings, screens, shutters and outdoor blinds.

About AAC Capital

AAC Capital is a leading mid-market buy-out company with 34 management buy-outs, of which 27 have been realised. AAC invests in profitable companies based in the Benelux. AAC is a growth orientated investor and in addition to Home & Garden Solutions it has the companies Yarrah, Oogwereld, Fysius, Lubbers Logistics Group, Savaco and Hobré Instruments in its portfolio.