Luke Jones, Partner at MML, explains:
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the existing Zanders’ management team to support the firm’s next phase of growth. Zanders has a highly specialised proposition and its expertise in treasury and risk is unparalleled. The team has sustained strong growth over a number of years, and we are backing them to do more of the same.”
Laurens Tijdhof, CEO and Managing Partner at Zanders, comments:
“We are very excited that MML is going to support us. We have been searching for a genuine strategic partner to help accelerate our international expansion and execute on our growth strategy. MML’s strong track record of scaling people businesses, across multiple geographies, was immediately attractive to us. The experienced investment team felt like the perfect cultural fit for our business, and we look forward to working alongside them to deliver our strategic objectives.”
Zanders combines thought leadership with a high-quality approach and client involvement across the value chain.
With a specialised focus on treasury and risk, Zanders has been 100% committed to providing best-in-class advisory services to 750 customers, such as large multinational corporates, financial institutions and public sector organisations, in more than 40 countries. In addition, the company has also developed its own suite of innovative cloud-based solutions on the Zanders Inside platform, which it will continue to scale with MML’s investment.
The MML deal team consisted of Luke Jones, Jessica Hardy, Amar Shanghavi, Christian Brown and Andrew Maser.
MML was advised by DC Advisory (James Nichols, Amish Bakhai), Pinsent Masons (Ed Stead, Bryan Chapman), Roland Berger (Hrish Potey, Ilgit Beygo) and Confidas (Bruce Douglas).
Zanders was advised by Alantra (Richard Holden, Lodewijk Sodderland), Eversheds (Tom van Wijngaarden), Atlas (Kurt de Wijer) and Grant Thornton (Wilfred van der Lee).
The transaction is subject to regulatory approval.