19 February 2024

TenCate acquires majority stake in Unanime Sport

Nijverdal, the Netherlands / Aigremont, France – 15 February 2024 – TenCate Grass Holding B.V. (“TenCate”) today announced the completion of the definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Unanime Sport (“Unanime”), the leading provider of synthetic turf and other sports surfaces in France that includes the subsidiaries and brands Eurofield, Art Dan, Fieldservices and SPTM.

The founders of Unanime, Susanne and Gilles Thillaye, will continue to be shareholders and will also continue to lead the company.

Michael Vogel, Chief Executive Officer of TenCate, said: “We are delighted that we are continuing our longstanding partnership with Unanime and the founders Susanne and Gilles Thillaye. They have established a very strong market position with potential for future growth, based on the quality of their products and service offering. We are proud that, through delivery of TenCate’s synthetic grass yarn and primary backing, we have been able to support this growth.”

Susanne and Gilles Thillaye of Unanime: “This transaction marks a historic step for Unanime. We have built strong relationships with TenCate since the very foundation of Unanime. Continuing this journey under the same banner seemed natural for us. Thanks to TenCate’s incredible platform, we are confident that Unanime will further strengthen its leading position on the French market and deliver the best quality for our clients. This transaction is also a fantastic opportunity for our employees.”

About TenCate
TenCate is a leading, vertically integrated manufacturer, distributor and installer of artificial turf and other surfaces for sports, including those for football, American football, baseball, softball, field hockey and a variety of smaller sports as well as for the rapidly growing outdoor living segment. Headquartered in the Netherlands with its main manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates, the company serves customers in more than forty countries. The company provides artificial turf solutions for both sports and landscaping applications with a portfolio of diversified brands. For more information, please visit www.tencategrass.com.

About Unanime Sport
Established in 2006 with its head office in Aigremont, its manufacturing plant in Isbergues and operating out of several regional offices, Unanime Sport, that includes Eurofield, Art Dan, Fieldservices and SPTM is the leading French provider of synthetic sports fields and other outdoor and indoor sports surfaces in the fast-growing French market. For more information, please visit us at www.eurofield.fr.

 

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