PostNL and Arcis have signed a sale and purchase agreement for the acquisition of PostNL Spotta by Arcis, a consortium of three companies experienced in printing.
The sale involves a share transaction, with Arcis buying all the shares in Spotta, which will be transferred from PostNL as an independent business.
Spotta employs 20,000 people and delivers 5.2 million leaflet packs a week throughout the Netherlands.
The Arcis consortium consists of Beheermaatschappij Em. de Jong, Print Nerds and Shatho Beheer.
Stijn de Jong, managing director of Em. de Jong, said, “As part of Arcis, Spotta will be able to further develop in the market for leaflet packs. Conversely, this acquisition will help Arcis innovate its offering to customers and make the customer value chain more efficient.”
Resi Becker, mail NL director at PostNL, said, “This sale allows PostNL to enhance focus on its activities and to further develop into the logistics provider for post and e-commerce. Spotta will benefit from the sale by being able to flesh out its strategy with the necessary investments.”