Private investor group led by Virthos Partners has acquired Hytrans Beheer BV, a leading developer and manufacturer of large-volume mobile water pump systems. Hytrans is the second acquisition in the firefighting market led by Virthos after the acquisition of FireDos GmbH, a leading manufacturer of stationary foam additive proportioning systems and premium firefighting monitors, in 2017.

Hytrans, founded in 1988 and based in Lemmer, NL, is a developer and manufacturer of hydraulically-driven, mobile pump systems offering high-flow capacities and high-operating pressure that enable fire fighters and authorities to 1) extinguish large fires effectively; 2) remove and control nuisance and hazardous waste water; and 3) alleviate flooding. Hytrans’ solutions are proven to be highly effective in fighting fires in situations where fixed systems have failed and are trusted by customers from around the globe.

Virthos Partners, founded in 2010, is an independent, owner-managed investment partnership headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Virthos Partners, in partnership with a small group of long-term orientated industrial families, invests in differentiated medium-sized companies in the European industrial sector. The partnership pursues an industrial investment philosophy that aims to create sustainable value by supporting management teams in realizing long-term strategic and operational development potential.

EC M&A acted as exclusive financial advisor to Virthos Partners on this transaction.