De Weide Blik & Bocchi (DWB)

In May 2006, CVC Funds acquired a share in DWB Group. The company was formed from the merger of De Weide Blik and Bocchi Group. Headquartered in Belgium, DWB Group is active in the production, trading and distribution of fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, flower bulbs, plants and ready meals.

DWB is a global leader in the fruit and vegetables market with operations in 23 countries stretching across four continents. The company's main clients are retailers (such as Rewe, Ahold, Makro/Metro, Carrefour, Delhaize and Aldi) and intermediaries. Under CVC's ownership, the group has made several add-on acquisitions (Katopé, Alara, Atlanta). DWB holds a leading position in the Benelux and German markets, and has well invested assets with production capacity in South America and South Africa, coupled with logistics and distribution platforms throughout Europe.

In July 2013, CVC sold its stake in DWB to a consortium of Hein Deprez (the existing co-minority shareholder) and South African family investors.

Year of investment

2006

Business

Distribution of fresh fruit and vegetables

Country

Belgium