The new owners of retail chain HEMA expect to complete the acquisition next week.

The company will also get a new top woman and a new chairman of the supervisory board.

The new owners of investment company Parcom and Mississippi Ventures announced this on Tuesday.

For example, the necessary approval from the supervisory authority of the Financial Markets Authority (AFM) has now been received.

The approval of the European Commission is expected within days.

As a result, Parcom and Mississippi Ventures, which is owned by the Van Eerd family, the owners of supermarket chain Jumbo, expect to be able to complete the transaction in the week of February 1.

A new top woman has also been found with Saskia Egas Reparaz.

She still works as CEO of the drugstore chain Etos, a sister company of supermarket chain Albert Heijn, Jumbo's major competitor.

She succeeds the current CEO Tjeerd Jegen.

The Supervisory Board (SB) will also get a new chairman.

This concerns Pieter Haas, who previously worked as CEO at MediaMarktSaturn.

Jumbo's financial director Ton van Veen will also take a seat on the supervisory board.

"The plans for HEMA will be further elaborated in the near future. It goes without saying that at the moment all attention will mainly be focused on leading the company through the corona crisis in a healthy way," said the new owners.

It had been known for some time that Parcom and Mississippi Ventures would acquire HEMA.

They buy the retail chain from a group of bondholders, who acquired the chain in mid-2020 after the previous owner Marcel Boekhoorn had to leave the field.