‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands – March 2, 2023. Opportunity Partners, the investment company of Dutch entrepreneur Robert van der Wallen, announced today the intent to acquire Netherlands headquartered Brand Loyalty International B.V., a leading global provider of tech-enabled data-driven consumer loyalty solutions originally founded in 1995. The pending acquisition would enhance Opportunity Partners’ footprint in consumer loyalty solutions through BrandLoyalty’s expansive global presence, where it engaged with ~100 million shoppers at more than 43,000 stores representing ~126 retailers in over 37 countries in 2022.
“We are pleased to welcome BrandLoyalty to the Opportunity Partners group in this crucial time for the business,” says Robert van der Wallen, founder of Opportunity Partners. “This acquisition is strategically important to further strengthen our growth potential and global footprint. There is a lot of work to be done, but we are committed to making this a success and securing a sustainable future for BrandLoyalty”.
“We look forward to enhancing the service offerings to BrandLoyalty’s clients to help them achieve their growth objectives. We are also excited to deepen the relationships with BrandLoyalty’s worldwide network of suppliers, who provide the array of high quality, desirable rewards that engage shoppers and their families.”
The acquisition is subject to approval by relevant regulatory authorities and expected to close in the second quarter of 2023.
About Opportunity Partners
Opportunity Partners is an investment company founded in 2017 by Dutch entrepreneur Robert van der Wallen. Opportunity Partners focuses on long term and sustainable value creation and holds investments in, amongst others several consumer and retail focused companies. Opportunity Partners seeks to invest in businesses in which international growth ambitions are achieved in active partnership with entrepreneurs and management teams.
BrandLoyalty, founded in 1995, is a leading global provider of tech-enabled, data-driven consumer loyalty solutions to retailers globally. Its solutions are focused on helping partners achieve their strategic and financial objectives, from increased consumer basket size, shopper traffic, and frequency and digital reach to enhanced program reporting and analytics.
Brand Loyalty International B.V.
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