Bruce Kapteyn joins Chapman Associates with over 10 years of full-time experience in mergers and acquisitions involving deal sizes up to $60 million. Prior to that he was a founder and principal of a firm that was honored in 1991 by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 Fastest Growing Private companies in the United States with sales of $54 million.
The company was called Van Bloem Gardens, an importer/distributor of flower bulbs, perennials and garden supplies. Some of the divisions included a Dutch production facility called Van Bloem-Holland, a European sales company, Van Bloem-Europe, Garden Distributors Northwest, a lawn and garden supply distributor in Oregon & Washington, and Plants a’Bloem, a greenhouse in Georgia. The firm also had distributor/licensee’s in Dallas, TX and Vancouver, British Columbia.
When Van Bloem Gardens moved into a new, state-of-the-art, owner-occupied 117,000 S.F. facility in the suburbs of Atlanta, Mr. Kapteyn and his family moved from Oregon to Roswell, Georgia. He became Chairman and C.E.O. of the combined organization. The Company was eventually sold in 2001. At that time, Van Bloem was the largest distributor of flowerbulbs and perennials in North America.
Bruce has real world experience dealing with issues faced by today’s business owners. He understands his clients needs and has a track record of meeting and exceeding their expectations.
Married and with three children, Bruce is also active in civic and charitable events. He graduated with a BA in Business and Horticulture from Oregon State University. Bruce is an avid sailor, skier, scuba diver, and rides road bikes. He also enjoys gardening, cooking and beekeeping.
As Managing Director of Chapman’s Atlanta office, Bruce represents a wide range of clients throughout the United States.
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