SelektHuis aquires Bouwbedrijf B. Desaunois

SelektHuis, a Bolster Investment Partners portfolio company since 2022, acquired house builder Bouwbedrijf B. Desaunois at the end of October. Just as SelektHuis, Desaunois is active in building detached and semi-detached houses on private plots. The acquisition of Desaunois is an excellent fit within SelektHuis’s strategy of strengthening its market position in the Province of North Holland as a key step towards national coverage. By joining forces, Desaunois and SelektHuis will be able to make a significant contribution to meeting the housing challenge over the coming years by building high quality sustainable homes according to the client’s wishes.

Bouwbedrijf B. Desaunois, based in Zwaagdijk-Oost, builds around 80 detached and semi-detached houses per year, based on inspirational models that are customized according to the client’s wishes. In recent years, led by Bart Desaunois, the company has grown to become the leading player in this area of house-building in North Holland. With its culture, focus and construction process, Desaunois is an excellent fit within SelektHuis’s strategy. Collaboration between the two will create a top player in the market niche of detached houses on private plots in the Netherlands.

Bart Desaunois, Managing Director and Majority shareholder (DGA) of Bouwbedrijf B. Desaunois: “After leading the company for [x] years, it was time to step back and search for a new partner for the future. In SelektHuis we have found the partner that we are confident will take good care of our customers, suppliers and employees. We are convinced that the continuity of Desaunois is very well safeguarded as part of SelektHuis and that the two companies are stronger together. I look forward to further building the future of both companies together with the SelektHuis team.”

Luuk Nijman, Commercial Director of SelektHuis: “The acquisition of Desaunois is a major milestone in our growth strategy. There is a big house-building challenge in North Holland. Through the acquisition of Desaunois, we’re strengthening our market position with a local branch and we’ll be able to serve our customers in North Holland even better. Sharing knowledge between the companies will enable us to further develop together our prefab construction concept for sustainable homes.”

Joost van der Sluis, Investment Director at Bolster Investment Partners: “Both SelektHuis and Desaunois have experienced impressive growth over recent years. Joining forces creates a prominent player in the Dutch market, with the knowledge, expertise and scale to respond in the best way possible to the opportunities and challenges in its niche market. We want to thank all advisors and stakeholders at SelektHuis and Desaunois, and wish the parties every success in their work together!”

About SelektHuis
SelektHuis specializes in building individual detached houses on private lots. The company focuses on building a dream home according to the customer’s wishes, while relieving the customer of all the work involved, from initial design to completion. SelektHuis combines modular traditional construction with prefab production of, among other elements, roofs, timber frame walls, window frames and dormers. SelektHuis operates nationwide through branches in Rijssen, Sneek, Hedel, Amersfoort, Moordrecht and Tholen. In 2022, SelektHuis achieved €85 million in revenue with approximately 250 FTEs.