Value is everywhere

Managing a business is a continuous challenge. There are opportunities, risks and always uncertainties. Decisions with unknown outcomes have to be made all the time. We empower organisations with capital and expertise to achieve a stable and promising future.

Facts & Figures

who we are

  • Gerard Keser
    CEO N-sea
    We have enjoyed the value added of the VE Partners team during an add-on acquisition process of the Stork Technical Services subsea activities in multiple ways; VE Partners clearly has the experience of structuring and negotiating complex transactions with sellers, whilst understanding how to avoid pitfalls, but also to manage the process with and the impact of the acquisition on all the other stakeholders such as bankers, financiers, and shareholders.

  • Erik van Deursen
    CEO Codi International
    The people of VE Partners are very involved in our business, not only financially but also operationally. VE Partners uses a hands-on approach. They have, for example, been heavily involved in realising a more efficient organization of our production. With thorough analyses and by challenging the status quo they have made a significant contribution to the development of Codi International.

  • Achiel Verheyen
    CEO PSS
    After the take over, VE Partners together with the PSS management team redefined the strategy and ambition for the company. As a result of that, many initiatives have been defined in order to become a truly global company. These include strategic footprint design in line with customer expectations, the roll out of standardized processes across the globe supported by the sometimes necessary investments, as well as the optimization of the financial structure of the company. The common goal, cultural match, complementary competencies and drive for success provide us with the ammunition to conquer the market.

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With whom we work

We are continuously searching for companies that we can strenghten. Their development potential is decisive for us. They are active in various sectors, but we have a preference for manufacturing and trade. The company’s potential may be hidden, and we consider it an inspiring challenge to identify the potential and contribute to its development. A personal fit with management and close cooperation is key for success.

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Core values

  • Involved and reliable I am very satisfied with the cooperation with VE Partners. Most notable in the cooperation is their commitment to the company. The VE Partners team knows what is going on, is critical, but is at the same time pragmatic and actively involved. Decisions are made based on thorough analyses and are aimed at practical solutions. We receive the trust we need as management and our joint focus is on optimising the profit and shareholder value.

    Erik van Deursen
    CEO Codi International

  • Active Where necessary VE Partners offers very useful (hands-on) support. I experience the cooperation as pleasant, open and constructive. The partners and employees of VE Partners have a wide range of expertise and experience that we can access as management.

    Roland Keim
    CEO BN International

  • Creative It is particularly pleasant, especially in a capital intensive industry as the film industry, to have a partner that has not only access to capital but also has expertise, experience and the commitment to always strive for the maximum achievable in every deal. In the continuously evolving media industry it is great to debate with passionate professionals and use the thorough analyses to evolve the company boldly and decisively.

    Sim van Veen
    Former CEO A-Film

More on our core values

Value is everywhere

Managing a business is a continuous challenge. There are opportunities, risks and always uncertainties. Decisions with unknown outcomes have to be made all the time. We empower organisations with capital and expertise to achieve a stable and promising future.

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FACTS
& FIGURES

1999 FOUNDED

€200 MILLION ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT

20 TRANSACTIONS SINCE 1999

CURRENT
PORTFOLIO

1,600 TOTAL STAFF

€550 MILLION TOTAL SALES

7 COUNTRIES

how we work

Gerard Keser
CEO N-sea
We have enjoyed the value added of the VE Partners team during an add-on acquisition process of the Stork Technical Services subsea activities in multiple ways; VE Partners clearly has the experience of structuring and negotiating complex transactions with sellers, whilst understanding how to avoid pitfalls, but also to manage the process with and the impact of the acquisition on all the other stakeholders such as bankers, financiers, and shareholders.

Erik van Deursen
CEO Codi International
The people of VE Partners are very involved in our business, not only financially but also operationally. VE Partners uses a hands-on approach. They have, for example, been heavily involved in realising a more efficient organization of our production. With thorough analyses and by challenging the status quo they have made a significant contribution to the development of Codi International.

how we work
how we work

Achiel Verheyen
CEO PSS
After the take over, VE Partners together with the PSS management team redefined the strategy and ambition for the company. As a result of that, many initiatives have been defined in order to become a truly global company. These include strategic footprint design in line with customer expectations, the roll out of standardized processes across the globe supported by the sometimes necessary investments, as well as the optimization of the financial structure of the company. The common goal, cultural match, complementary competencies and drive for success provide us with the ammunition to conquer the market.

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how we work

Transaction Phase

We differentiate ourselves in the transaction phase by operating swiftly and pragmatically. We carry out the majority of our due diligence ourselves. Our experience and extensive network allow us to quickly gain insight in the situation and to make a good assessment of the potential of a business and the financing options it has. This leads to a transparent and realistic approach. Our creative and pragmatic approach also enable us to find solutions in complex situations with many stakeholders having different objectives.

Shareholder's phase

We like to work together with the management of our portfolio companies as a committed partner. We can provide support in many areas, such as in the overall strategy, specific projects or operations in general. We can have a supporting role, or where beneficial, we can assume a leading role. In this way we can contribute to the profitability of the company and its long term potential. We increase the effectiveness of an organisation. We do this with capital, but also with our expertise and longstanding experience.

We focus on adding value to the organisations we invest in, for example by:

  • Supporting the strategy development
  • Evaluating and executing add-on transactions
  • Developing growth strategies
  • Financial or legal restructuring
  • Operational improvement within business units
  • Implementing innovation projects

We continuously evaluate our added value to a company and at a given moment we will wish to realise our investment. This often follows naturally after we have given support with our expertise and the company is ready for a new shareholder with a new set of insights and expertise to take it into the next phase.

With whom we work

We are continuously searching for companies that we can strenghten. Their development potential is decisive for us. They are active in various sectors, but we have a preference for manufacturing and trade. The company’s potential may be hidden, and we consider it an inspiring challenge to identify the potential and contribute to its development. A personal fit with management and close cooperation is key for success.

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Investment focus

Sales between €25 million and €300 million

Headquarters in Western Europe Primarily Benelux

Equity ticket (shareholder's investmentl) between €5 million and €30 million

Types of investments

(Management) Buy-outs

Carve-outs

Buy & build

Turnarounds and other
complex situations

core values

Involved and reliable I am very satisfied with the cooperation with VE Partners. Most notable in the cooperation is their commitment to the company. The VE Partners team knows what is going on, is critical, but is at the same time pragmatic and actively involved. Decisions are made based on thorough analyses and are aimed at practical solutions. We receive the trust we need as management and our joint focus is on optimising the profit and shareholder value.

Erik van Deursen
CEO Codi International

Active Where necessary VE Partners offers very useful (hands-on) support. I experience the cooperation as pleasant, open and constructive. The partners and employees of VE Partners have a wide range of expertise and experience that we can access as management.

Roland Keim
CEO BN International

core values
core values

Creative It is particularly pleasant, especially in a capital intensive industry as the film industry, to have a partner that has not only access to capital but also has expertise, experience and the commitment to always strive for the maximum achievable in every deal. In the continuously evolving media industry it is great to debate with passionate professionals and use the thorough analyses to evolve the company boldly and decisively.

Sim van Veen
Former CEO A-Film

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Core values

Involved and reliable

Management and employees are together the core of an organisation. By listening carefully we can determine which factors can contribute to strengthening the organisation. Sometimes the solutions are so straightforward that they were overlooked, but sometimes they require close cooperation to find them. Trust in each other, and in the future, always is a crucial prerequisite requirement.

Active

There is never one single clear approach and there is no proven formula. From the moment that we are involved with an organisation we like to examine all the possibilities that exist. We position ourselves as active shareholders who can also think outside the box. Diligent, proactive and always available to provide optimal support in an intensive collaboration.

Creative

Our team distinguishes itself in finding creative solutions as a result of our diversity. We are not dominated by financial experts but by people with diverse and broad backgrounds. That is why we focus on companies and management teams that we can complement. Time and time again we see that something beautiful can arise: a creative energy with exceptional results.

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