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BCTN Acquisition (100% Stake)

Model Audit

12th September 2021

DWPF provided model audit advice to Infracapital on the acquisition of BCTN, a leading inland container terminal operator in the Benelux.

 

Established in 1987, BCTN is the largest inland terminal operator in the Benelux. The business provides end-to-end inland container transport services to customers using Europe’s largest deep sea ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp, and Zeebrugge. BCTN’s terminals are located in strategically important positions within close proximity of the Group’s clients.

 

Inland waterway transport is a sustainable and efficient method of transporting containers from the region’s deep sea ports to a diverse set of blue chip clients via BCTN’s network of eight inland terminals. Inland waterway logistics is a resilient and growing segment in the Benelux logistics sector, providing an alternative to road haulage. Each barge has the ability to take approximately 100 trucks off the roads, contributing to a significant reduction in carbon emissions and congestion. Several of the barges are operating as hybrids and are electric ready, so there is an opportunity to convert them to be fully battery powered, further enhancing their sustainability capabilities.

 

Infracapital will invest in BCTN to continue to offer sustainable and cost-efficient solutions to clients and to ensure that the Group is well positioned to capitalise on future growth opportunities.