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Monaghan Mushrooms acquires 100% of Walkro, a leading producer of substrate for the mushroom industry

Irish company Monaghan Mushrooms has agreed to acquire all shares of Walkro held by Gimv and Walkro’s management. Walkro (www.walkro.eu) was founded in Belgium in 1991 and has grown into one of the largest producers of substrate for the mushroom industry. Walkro produces 8,500 tons of substrate per week at its production facilities in Maasmechelen (Belgium), Blitterswijck (the Netherlands) and Wallhausen (Germany). With more than 235 employees, Walkro sources its own raw materials (mainly horse and poultry manure), produces best in class substrate and takes care of transport to mushroom growers all over the world.