Mobis is proud to announce that we have acted as sell-side advisor for VELORETTI on the sale to PON. Two years ago we welcomed Veloretti as our first customer at Mobis. During the past two years, the company has shown impressive growth and was able to make a huge impact with the launch of the Veloretti E-bikes in 2021. We have advised Veloretti on its funding strategy leading to this landmark transaction. Through this new partnership with PON, Veloretti is laying a strong foundation for the future that allows the company to keep building its iconic D2C bicycle brand.
Many thanks to Ferry Zonder and Jitse Rupp for the pleasant cooperation and their trust in Mobis during this process. We wish Veloretti and Pon all the best with the new partnership.
Mobis got involved as financial advisor to Restocks during the fall of 2021. Restocks is one of the fastest growing sneaker marketplaces in Europe. Since its foundation, Restocks has grown rapidly and has built loyal userbase.
Together with the founders, Mobis developed a fundraising strategy to attract an investor base that can support and allows restocks to continue its hypergrowth.
Mobis advised enviolo’s management team on an exit readiness process and supported the management team on the Inflexion transaction. Key elements were the preparation of the management team on discussions with Inflexion, creating a detailed financial model and management projections and overall support on the deal processes.
Through this investment, Inflexion has entered the attractive and growing bicycle industry. enviolo is a fast growing stepless shifting hub manufacturer serving the e-bike industry. The unique transmission hubs are used by premium brands in the bicycle industry (e.g. Riese & Muller, Veloretti, Kalkhoff, Koga and Specialized).
Smyle was founded in the summer of 2020 and since then has experienced a strong growth curve. After several crowdfunding campaigns, the founders were looking for investors that could bring added value. By the end of 2021 we entered a long-term collaboration to support the company on future fundraises. At the beginning, we defined a staged funding strategy, deploying various sources of funding.
After a successful convertible and crowdfunding campaign, the company is now in discussions with various investment funds (VC).
FEST is a fast-growing and unique DTC furniture brand, with brand stores in the Netherlands and Belgium. Since November 2021, Mobis supports FEST on various financial and funding related matters, including the preparation of the financial model as well as the exploration of various (alternative) funding sources.
Together with the founder and CFO, several funding options, such as crowdfunding, have been initiated to continue the successful growth of FEST, supporting its international roll out and ambitions.
After the first funding round in January 2021, Mobis assisted Veloretti during its second capital raise. The successful launch of the E-bike last summer, resulted in Veloretti looking to scale up its production more rapdily. The funding was used to secure sufficient supply to meet the strong demand for the E-bike and allows the company to increase its marketing efforts.
Thanks a lot to Ferry Zonder and Jitse Rupp for the pleasant partnership and placing their trust in our services. Looking forward to Veloretti's next steps in 2022!
In just 4 years, WATT managed to position itself amongst popular urban E-bike brands. The affordable E-bikes have a distinctive minimalistic design and are available in 10 European countries at 170 resellers.
This transaction was funded through a mix of different sources of capital. In addition to the investment of Bloomit Ventures, we raised additional debt financing (bank and subordinated). With this financial and strategic support WATT will be able to grow more rapidly across Europe.
In preparation of a Series B fundraise, Cybersprint reached out to Mobis to ask for support on preparing a professional financial model. Together with Cybersprint’s CFO, Maarten Timmerman, Mobis developed a financial model that properly reflects the SAAS business and offers the company flexibility to adjust for future developments.
After a dual track process (exploring a fundraise as well as an exit), Cybersprint was ultimately sold to Darktrace, a listed British-American cyber-defence company. The financial model proved to be a valuable information source during the process.
In 2017, the founders of Cargoroo started with the concept of a shared electric cargo bike platform. Driven by own experience, but also strongly convinced that the emergence of electric cargo bikes would create an alternative to car usage. After a successful piloting phase in Haarlem and The Hague, the company put itself on the map with its “neighbourhood cargo bike”. To continue the roll-out of the platform, Cargoroo, together with Mobis, searched for suitable funding solution for the assets and growth capital.
After an intensive process, this resulted in the collaboration with two key partners. By partnering with MHC Mobility, a foundation has been laid for the financing of the cargo bikes in the future. Growth capital was provided by Elevant Ventures and a group of private investors. This helps to fulfil Cargoroo’s ambitions to roll out further internationally and preparing itself to become a leading shared mobility provider of cargo bikes in Europe.
In 2015, Ronald Meppelink and Bert Jonkeren started the E-bike brand Amslod. Due to the rapid growth, the company established itself as a dominant E-bike player in the Netherlands. Amslod hired Mobis to explore the possibilities of getting an investor on board that could accellerate expansion.
After an intens and competitive process, a collaboration emerged between Amslod and NewPort Capital, an enterpreneurial private equity firm that matches Amslod's ambitions.
Veloretti was founded by Ferry Zonder in 2012 as he considered the traditional bicycle industry as old fashioned and did not offer any bike that differentiated from the rest. Today Veloretti offers bicycles throughout the European Union and has one of the largest fanbases in urban bicycle industry. The company hired Mobis to raise a debt financing in order to facilitate the continuation of this rapid growth.
By clearly defining the funding need and engaging a broad range of financiers, we were able to raise a financing package that provides flexibility and capacity towards the future.
After a strategic review, SPX supported NPM Capital on the restructuring of the Interntional Bike Group. Three carve-outs ermerged following this process, including Fietsenwinkel.nl. The company's management team and SPX gave Fietsenwinkel.nl a new foundation to be build upon. Following this process, there was a need to attract a strategic partner that could ensure a sustainable and succesfull continuation.
Mobis introduced a number of relevant parties that matched the phase and business culture of Fietsenwinkel.nl. Together with PMG Group, a solid base emerged that ensures the future growth of Fietsenwinkel.nl.