Crossminds advises Steder Group in the acquisition of Steder Group by Neele-Vat

Crossminds advises Steder Group in the acquisition of Steder Group by Neele-Vat

Rotterdam based logistics service provider Neele-Vat joins forces with Steder Group. With the acquisition, Neele-Vat strengthens its position as ocean freight forwarder in the port of Rotterdam. For StederGroup, the transaction between the two companies results in a stronger position in the market and bright future.

Steder Group

Steder Group is a Rotterdam-based company with over 100 employees. The logistics service provider has been active in ocean forwarding and project logistics for over 35 years. Steder Group serves its customers from offices in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States and the United Arab Emirates. The acquisition enables Steder Group to offer its customers an even better and more extensive service.

Rinus Spijkers, CEO of Steder Group: “The acquisition by Neele-Vat offers an excellent continuation of the business for the customers and staff of the Steder Group, with the same customer-orientation, no nonsense culture, and even more strength. I am very happy to be able to offer my customers and colleagues a bright future.”



Neele-Vat is a family owned business from Rotterdam. Neele-Vat has a good European transport network, a strong position in the field of air and sea freight and possibilities for value added logistics. The company has over 1,000 employees, 27 offices in 10 countries, 255,000 m² of storage space and a revenue of approximately 395 million euros.

Rene Bongers, commercial director of Neele-Vat: “The activities of Neele-Vat and Steder Group complement each other very well. We can now offer our customers even more diversified services. And with the new locations we are in a good position to expand our services internationally, so that we can pursue our ambitions to grow as a family business and remain competitive.


For now, Steder Group will continue to operate independently within the Neele-Vat Group under the current management. All branches will continue to exist and all contact details will remain unchanged. Steder Agencies & Catering has not been sold and remains independent.



Crossminds advised Steder Group during the entire sales process. Martin de Jong, Lars van Heeren and Donna van der Ven were involved in this transaction.


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