Brilliant Classics

Brilliant Classics

Date of investment: September 2010
Type of investment: corporate carve-out, turnaround
Status: divested

Brilliant Classics is a classical music label with distribution in over 35 countries worldwide through both traditional and modern retail channels. The second-largest dedicated player in the budget segment, it targets the physical audio as well as digital markets with its extensive music catalogue. The company has its headquarters in Leeuwarden.

Following its acquisition by Triacta in 2010 from Foreign Media Group, which was in receivership, the organisation of Brilliant Classics – at that time partly integrated with FMG – was established on an independent footing and its commercial footprint was adapted, exiting loss-making countries and adding new markets. Furthermore, a digital strategy was developed and implemented. Brilliant Classics was sold to German listed company Edel AG in October 2012.

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Kouwenberg Infra
Kouwenberg Infra

Partial take-over of a family-owned business. Realization of accelerated growth in the Benelux market.

TBS Soest
TBS Soest

Corporate carve-out and buy & build in the Dutch drainage market

Rademakers Gieterij
Rademakers Gieterij

Corporate carve-out of an iron foundry

Struyk Verwo Aqua
Struyk Verwo Aqua

Corporate carve-out and buy & build in the Dutch drainage market

Stradus Aqua
Stradus Aqua

Corporate carve-out of leading Belgian player in sewage pipes, manholes, and made-to-measure concrete products

Vingino
Vingino

Partial take-over of family-owned business with a focus on the international expansion of the leading brand of children’s clothing

La Varenne
La Varenne

Corporate carve-out, turnaround and buy & build of a chain of restaurants in Luxembourg

DSB Bank
DSB Bank

Acquisition of German portfolio of loans following the collapse of DSB Bank