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|Key people||Tony De Nunzio, Chairman|
|Products||Grocery, General merchandise, financial services|
|Revenue||€ 3.218 Billion (2007)|
|Parent||Kohlberg Kravis Roberts|
Maxeda (formerly Vendex KBB) is a Dutch retail group that operates in Europe, the Middle East and Dutch dependencies in North America. It is the result of the merger of Koninklijke Bijenkorf Beheer (KBB) and Vendex. The firm is mostly known for large Dutch department stores they used to own. It also runs several other shop formats. In 2004 Maxeda was taken over by a consortium of investors led by American private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.
Department stores formerly owned by Maxeda
- De Bijenkorf (Netherlands) — in 2010 sold to Wittington Investments for €290 million
- Vroom & Dreesmann (V&D, Netherlands) — in 2010 sold to American investment company Sun Capital Partners
- HEMA (Netherlands, Belgium and Germany) — in 2007 sold to the British investment group Lion Capital LLP
- Claudia Sträter (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany)
- M&S (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France and Spain) - to be sold
- Hunkemöller (Lingerie) (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Denmark, Curaçao, Saudi-Arabia, Bahrein, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Egypt* and Aruba* (* coming soon) ) — in 2010 sold to PAI Partners.
- La Place (Netherlands) — sold to Sun European Partners (with Vroom & Dreesman)
Jewellery and watches
- Schaap & Citroen (Netherlands)
- Dixons (Netherlands) — sold to Dexcom in 2006
Maxeda IT Services is an independent IT company which focuses on the Maxeda stores, formerly known as Vendex KBB ITS or IDETA. However they also have a wide selection of clients that are not within the Maxeda group. Since 2008, all employees and contracts were outsourced to Capgemini as Capgemini Retail Solutions, a part of Capgemini Outsourcing.