News

31/05/2017
Press Release: 
Damier acquires 100% of German based Bärbel Drexel
Damier Group announces the acquisition of Bärbel Drexel, a German market leader in the mailorder and e-commerce branded direct-to-consumer market of vitamins and nutritional supplements. read more

16/12/2016
News: Damier (Yvan Vindevogel) to invest in launchpad digital health

The Damier Group NV and Launchpad Digital Health LLC have reached an agreement for Damier to invest a considerable amount in the San Francisco based investor in early-stage digital health companies and start-ups. This investment further strengthens Damier’s position within the consumer healthcare market and will allow Damier to further adapt its strategy and portfolio companies to current trends and technologies, both off- and online at an early stage. read more

15/12/2016
News: The largest (and most luxurious) party cruise sets sail on august 31, 2017

One of the world’s most luxurious cruise liners, a crew of 1,400 for 4,000 passengers, 7 stages hosted by some of the best known and highly regarded clubs and party-concepts on the planet, over 50 DJs from a variety of electronic music genres and first-class entertainment. Those are the ingredients for ‘THE ARK’, a 4-day party cruise that will make its maiden voyage on August 31, from Barcelona. The Belgian organisers have created the concept to appeal to an international crowd looking for a mini-vacation with the luxury and comfort of a cruise liner, combined with the finest in electronic music. read more

19/10/2016
News: 
The sale of Vemedia Consumer Health to Alpha Topco – majority owned by Charterhouse – and Vemedia’s management team was completed early October. Simultanuously, the sale of the Vision Healthcare brands (including the suncare product Vision) to Vemedia Consumer Health was also completed.
Damier has reinvested a substantial amount in Alpha Topco, the combined group consisting of Cooper and Vemedia.

About Damier: Damier as an investment vehicle will continue to primarily invest in European companies and assets active in branded consumer healthcare sector. Damier also focuses on acquiring or investing in well-established brands or innovative technologies in the consumer healthcare, beauty, personal care and medical devices sectors. With Flinndal, its leading VMS (VitaminsMineralsSupplements) E- commerce platform in the Netherlands, Damier also invested in the E-commerce business and intends to reinforce its position in this area going forward.

29/07/2016
Press Release: OTC Bulletin 
Vemedia snapped up by charterhouse:
Vemedia Consumer Health is set to be acquired by private-equity firm Charterhouse Capital Partners in a deal worth EUR375 million. The acquisition will expand Charterhouse’s presence in Europe’s consumer healthcare market, which it entered last year when it snapped up French OTC player Laboratoire Cooper.
“The combination of Vemedia and Cooper will create a European market leader in the OTC drugs sector,” commented Charterhouse. “The two businesses are highly complementary, and will be well positioned to lead the further consolidation of the European OTC medicines industry.” Under the terms of the deal, ownership of Vemedia with pass from IK Investment Partners to Alpha Topco, a subsidiary of Charterhouse. Damier Group – a minority investor in Vemedia – has promised to invest a “substantial amount” in Alpha Topco to support the growth of the business. Yvan Vindevogel, Vemedia’s chairman and Damier’s chief executive officer, said he was “convinced” that Charterhouse was “the right partner” to further execute Vemedia’s strategic plans through “internal, geographical and external growth”.

28/07/2016
Press Release: OTC Toolbox 
Private-equity deal connects Vemedia to Cooper: “Netherlands-based Vemedia Consumer Health is set to be acquired for EUR375 million (US$416 million) by Alpha Topco – which is majority-owned by private-equity firm Charterhouse Capital Partners – and Vemedia’s management. Following completion of the deal, Vemedia will work closely with French OTC company Laboratoire Cooper, which was recently acquired by Charterhouse.” read more

28/07/2016
Press Release: 
Take-over of Vemedia Consumer Health by Alpha Topco (majority owned by Charterhouse) and the Management. read more

22/06/2016
Press Release: Le Figaro 
Vemedia: “Yvan Vindevogel relance la marque Oenobiol rachetée à Sanofi.” read more

09/09/2015
Press Release: Exit ABC Chemicals: 
ABC Chemicals, a key player on the Belgian market of raw materials and ingredients used for compounding in pharmacies, hospitals and others, is sold to Fagron.

25/03/2015
Press Release: OTC Toolbox 
Damier buys e-commerce VMS firm Flinndal: “Damier Group has acquired Flinndal – the e-commerce vitamins, minerals and supplements (VMS) business based in the Netherlands – for an undisclosed sum. Chief executive officer Yvan Vindevogel said Damier wanted to build Flinndal into a pan-European e-commerce VMS platform.” read more

25/03/2015
Press Release: Damier Group announces the acquisition of Flinndal, the Dutch and Belgian leader in the online branded business-to-consumer market of vitamins and nutritional supplements. read more

12/09/2014
Press Release: OTC Bulletin The business newsletter for the consumer healthcare industry. “Damier makes major move with Dutch portfolio deal.”  read more

03/09/2014
Press Release: An investment vehicle founded by consumer healthcare entrepreneur Yvan Vindevogel is on the lookout for well-established brands and innovative technologies, as it seeks to build a significant presence in Europe. Damier Group is also seeking distributors in key countries. read more

24/06/2014
Press Release: The Damier Group, through its subsidiary Vision Healthcare, acquires Takeda’s Consumer Healthcare products in the Netherlands. read more

07/02/2014
Press Release: OTC Bulletin The business newsletter for the consumer healthcare industry. “Vindevogel on the hunt for opportunities.”  read more

26/11/2013
Press Release: The Damier Group, through its subsidiary Euphaco, participates in the acquisition of ABC Chemicals from the Vemedia group. read more