As a private equity investor we are independent because we invest with our own capital (not a fund). We distinguish ourselves from other private equity firms and investors through a combination of four elements, resulting in a unique proposition:
In addition to investing risk capital we are also actively involved in our portfolio companies and perform various value-adding activities. We call this combination enterprising investing.
It’s important to us that the entrepreneur takes and maintains the initiative, and therefore retains emotional ownership of the company. That is why both majority and minority interests can be discussed, while taking into account the total financing needs . As a shareholder we do not take over from the entrepreneur, but rather expand the company together. We do this based on mutual trust, clear individual responsibilities, and a shared passion for entrepreneurship.
“Building companies that last for generations.” That’s what we believe in. That is why together with the entrepreneur we pursue long-term value creation over short-term gains, and aim to create a company that is built to last. We don’t apply a rigid exit. The exit moment is determined by the extent to which we can add to further growth or optimization of a company through enterprising investing.
We are pragmatic, flexible and keep the lines of communication short. This allows us to respond quickly and act decisively. From personal experience we know that building a company is not an exact science. That is why we always maintain a constructive attitude focused on solutions, and we continue to back the entrepreneur. Even when things don’t go as planned.
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