Brussels, Belgium, September 14, 2022
Merodis, an independent corporate finance advisory firm, is pleased to announce that it successfully advised eFarmz SA and its shareholders with its capital increase and private placement of existing shares subscribed by Akiles.
Founded in 2013 by Muriel Bernard, eFarmz is a pioneer and market leading , digital native platform offering organic/fresh meal kits and online grocery with a strong focus on local sourcing. eFarmz currently operates in Brussels and Wallonia, where it quickly ranked N°1 in the short food supply category and N°2 in the meal kits segment. From Farm to Fork… eFarmz aims at improving how we eat by giving consumers access to the best products from local farms, in a sustainable manner. Recent strategic initiatives, such as the launch of eFarmz Express (same-day delivery) as well as the Gorillas/Frichti Belgium acquisition, are testimonies of the company’s energetic growth ambitions. The next step is to enter the Flemish market with the aim of becoming a major supplier of healthy nutrition to households across the nation.
Akiles is a Belgian-based evergreen investment fund focussing on growth capital and providing companies not only with financial resources, but also with expertise to expand their business, enter new markets or finance acquisitions. Christophe Rousseaux founded Akiles in 2019, supported by several investment professionals. Backed by his experience as founder and CEO of Immoweb (acquired by Axel Springer in 2012), Christophe and the team seek to support other successful managers and entrepreneurs in the long run to further develop the growth and the strong competitive position of their companies.
Through this transaction, Akiles has become a lead investor in eFarmz with the aim of supporting the company’s expansion plan, which includes the launch of its unique organic/fresh/local meal kits and online grocery services to Flemish households. This is Akiles’ largest investment to date.
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