The management of Netherlands-based Rough Trade Distribution B.V., namely Kees van Weijen and Paul Davies, have fully acquired the company. The announcement was made today at music trade conference MIDEM.

Formerly a subsidiary of German-based arvato services, Rough Trade will now be an independent company but will continue to use arvato to distribute its product, and manage logistics and accounts receivables under long-term contracts.

Rough Trade's will continue to operate from its offices in Holland and Belgium, offering its 140-plus clients an integrated distribution structure that includes sales and key account management, field sales agents, telesales, professional vendor-managed inventory and label management.