Ayvens is born: the history of a landmark birth
Bye bye ALD Automotive, bye bye LeasePlan. Welcome AYVENS!
What started back in October 2021, when both ALD Automotive and LeasePlan confirmed they were in talks about a possible landmark industry deal, is translated two years later in a company with a new name. Ayvens manages close to 3,5 million vehicles globally, is present in 44 countries, and has the ambition to become a mobility giant focusing on both B2B and B2C customers.
Below you can find the most important articles we published since both companies started the process in October 2021:
- 23 April 2021 - ALD and Santander interested in acquiring LeasePlan
- 27 October 2021 - ALD and LeasePlan in talks to merge
- 1 November 2021 - Mergers Wheels-Donlen, ALD-LeasePlan: What's next?
- 6 January 2022 - ALD acquires LeasePlan for €4.9 billion
- 12 January 2022 - "What will emerge is a new type of company, doing a new type of business"
- 12 January 2022 - ALD acquires LeasePlan: Tim & Tex's excellent adventure
- 12 January 2022 - "It was a matter of finding the right moment"
- 11 January 2022 - "Of course, I would have preferred to see LeasePlan acquire ALD"
- 6 January 2022 - "NewALD is the last of the great traditional lease mergers"
- 25 April 2022 - ALD's acquisition of LeasePlan finally inked
- 13 June 2022 - LeasePlan USA joins Wheels Donlen family
- 22 September 2022 - "Whatever the future, ALD Automotive has a plan"
- 28 November 2022 - ALD-LeasePlan merger approved by European Commission
- 29 November 2022 - ALD launches €1.2-billion capital increase
- 21 April 2023 - Full closing ALD LeasePlan merger postponed
- 15 May 2023 - ALD and LeasePlan report strong Q1 results prior to merger
- 22 May 2023 - ALD completes the acquisition of LeasePlan
- 22 May 2023 - Changes to the ALD and LeasePlan leadership
- 22 May 2023 - The people who shaped ALD and LeasePlan
- 22 May 2023 (updated) - ALD: daring daughter of a prudent banker
- 22 May 2023 (updated) - LeasePlan: market leader in both size and strategy
- 14 Juny 2023 - Video: Explaining a Landmark deal with CEO Tim Albertsen
- 15 June 2023 - Video: Explaining a Landmark deal with Deputy CEO Berno Kleinherenbrink
- 27 June 2023 - Video: Explaining a Landmark deal with Deputy CEO John Saffrett
- 3 August 2023 - ALD LeasePlan says size matters as it publsihes first results
- 16 October 2023 - Ayvens is the name of the new mobility brand