The citizens’ initiatives WeLoveHema and HouDeHema jointly applied for HEMA on Friday. The parties did so on the last day when interested buyers indicated they wanted to take over the chain, reports The Entrepreneur. The amount of money is unclear.
WeLoveHema and HouDeHema say they plan to buy at least 50 percent of the shares. Their idea is that “customers, employees, suppliers and private investors can become co-shareholders of HEMA”.
They also say they have “joined one of the bidding parties to do more in the near future.” “This week we will hear if we go into the next round,” the citizens’ initiative was told.
We, we, We, Hehema and HouDeHema have been working together since the end of June. Among other things, first deputy Mei Li Vos is involved in HouDeHema.
In mid-June, a group of creditors became the owner of HEMA after former owner Marcel Boekhoorn failed to agree on a deal that would significantly reduce debt.
Hema’s management agreed with the creditors that the company’s debt had been significantly reduced from EUR 750 million to EUR 300 million.