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A nursery worker holds a pot in a greenhouse of purple flowers.

Dümmen Orange
Sector:Services & Industrials
Investment Year:2015
Transaction Value:€503m


In December 2015 BCEC IX acquired Dümmen Orange, the global leader in the floricultural breeding sector, with a broad portfolio of cut flowers, pot and bedding plants.

Dümmen is the largest and only global flower breeding company, and has the largest scale, a global sales force and best‐in class R&D. The global market has grown steadily from increased flower consumption, price inflation and innovation and Dümmen has the scale, proven capabilities and financing to drive the consolidation of this highly fragmented industry.

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