123ink is reportedly for sale for € 500 million

1. 123Ink should give half a billion

Several sources report to Het Financieele Dagblad that the webshop 123inkt.nl is for sale. Gerben Kreuning’s company was to generate 500 million euros. The company would currently have a gross operating income of 50 to 60 million euros. London investment bank Rothschild has been engaged in the sale.

2. Childcare happy for investor surveys

The industry association for Social Childcare welcomes the fact that the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment is investigating forms of financing in childcare. It was recently revealed that the private equity fund Bencis, former owner of the bankrupt Estro, has quietly bought hundreds of day care institutions. Part of the House of Representatives believes that taxpayers ‘money, with which the care allowance is financed, should not disappear into investors’ pockets.

Minister Karien van Gennip shares these concerns. “I do not think it is desirable that taxpayers’ money should not go to childcare, but flow out to private equity when profits flow, and certainly not to large, internationally operating private equity firms. One way or another. ‘

Solarduck raises 4 million for liquid solar panels

Solarduck has raised 4 million euros to market its floating solar panel system. The consortium of investors was led by the Norwegian Link Capital. The funds raised should lead to the first offshore solar panel park being located off the Belgian coast at the end of this year. The triangular parks are 16 times 16 times 16 meters in size. The triangular shape would, among other things, protect against the waves. The startup was founded in 2019 by Koen Burgers, Don Hoogendoorn, Olaf de Swart, Ewoud Huiskamp and Harry Post.

4. Mouthpiece Agreement: Deloitte would like to see De Jong’s private email

Deloitte wants to see the private email from former Health Minister Hugo de Jonge. The consulting firm is investigating the controversial face mask deal with Sywert van Lienden. De Jonge has also used his private email for business purposes in this case. According to NU.nl, the correspondence between the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport and Deloitte shows that relations are difficult. Deloitte states that one has to wait far too long for documents, while VWS believes that the consultant does not comply with the (private) agreements in the documents. VWS says they can provide the private emails, but then a new request must be submitted.

5. Russia takes Poland and Bulgaria off the gas

The Russian Gazprom has closed the gas tap to Poland and Bulgaria. The two countries refuse to meet the gas in rubles. A solution by first parking the money in euros on a mezzanine account has been rejected by Russia. Unlike in the Netherlands, where commercial parties enter into agreements with Russia, state-owned companies in the closed countries are responsible for gas trade with Russia. Due to the cessation of deliveries, the gas price has risen.

6. Companies are more likely to provide stocks to tie up talent

Companies in North America and Europe are increasingly giving their employees shares. That way, they hope to retain talent during ‘The Great Resignation’. According to a survey by the Global Equity Organization, a quarter of North American and 22 percent of European companies say they will be more likely to give shares as part of their compensation package in the future.

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7. And so this: Ahold goes after Pieter Pot with packaging free

A few months ago, Ahold boss Frans Muller saw no point in shopping without packaging. The concept would be difficult to scale up for the supermarket giant. Nevertheless, Albert Heijn will now install ‘tap points’ in some stores where customers can put rice, breakfast cereals and coffee beans in their own packaging.

In the NRC, the supermarket points to an increasingly conscious consumer and better refill systems as reasons why it has changed pace. Pieter Pot states that he is not yet profitable, but if the turnover of the last few weeks is extended, it will reach an annual turnover of 11 to 12 million euros.

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