Defibrion acquires Defibsolutions and expands its business

Amsterdam, 1 November 2022 – Our portfolio company Defibrion acquires DefibSolutions, a wholesaler of AEDs and resuscitation products. By joining forces, Defibrion strengthens its market position in AEDs and related products & services in the field of emergency response. The acquisition was supported by Holland Capital.

Increasing importance of preventative care and safety devices due to an aging population

In an aging society, the importance of preventative care- and safety devices in the workplace and in public spaces increases dramatically. The increased demand for AEDs, has led to a high “AED density” in the Netherlands. In neighbouring countries, this development has begun as well and Defibrion expects to contribute significantly to the increase of AEDs in public- and commercial buildings.

As a supplier of AEDs and emergency response products and services, Defibrion is a fast-growing player. Customers can rely on the company for safety products, services and advice. Defibrion  dominates in the Benelux with its services and is active throughout Europe with its products. Activities in North America have also increased in recent years.

Joining forces

In partnership with DefibSolutions, Defibrion is able to serve its European customer base with a broader product portfolio. In addition, it offers both companies the opportunity to increase its customer base in  markets where both companies operate.

Joshua Valkenier, CEO Defibrion: “DefibSolutions complements our plans to offer a broader product portfolio to our distributors in Europe. The organisation, focus and products fit well with Defibrion’s business and will help us to respond to increasing demands from international markets.”

Edwin Roelse, CEO DefibSolutions: “By taking this step, we have a unique opportunity to continue growing together and broaden our product range within a significantly larger region. I have always been in favour of seeking out collaborations and this step is unparalleled.”

Holland Capital has been involved as a shareholder in Defibrion since 2019. It actively supports management in the strategic development of the company.

About DefibSolutions

DefibSolutions, founded in 2016, is a wholesaler of AEDs and other resuscitation related products and mainly supplies to resellers in Europe. DefibSolutions offers a broad product portfolio, but has been a European partner since 2019 and thus importer of ZOLL International, manufacturer of ZOLL AEDs. Within the Netherlands, DefibSolutions also operates as BHV Voordeelwinkel.nl.

About Defibrion

Defibrion was founded in 2008 and offers a wide range of AEDs and emergency response equipment in Europe. In the Benelux they are the exclusive importer of HeartSine AEDs and offer a full-service concept, including installation, advice, maintenance and training. In addition, Defibrion has developed its own AED cabinet series, operating under the name ARKY, which is sold in over 30 countries worldwide.

About Holland Capital

Holland Capital has invested responsibly and successfully in more than 150 Dutch SMEs over the past 40 years. With a clear investment strategy Holland Capital is active in the attractive growth markets of Healthcare and Technology. Holland Capital’s experienced and committed investment team understand entrepreneurship. They aim to establish an open, sustainable, and professional relationship with the companies they invest in, with the common goal of achieving growth. Holland Capital is backed by a broad network of successful Healthcare and Technology entrepreneurs.

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