Seeing growth and improvement potential in a company and adding structural value. Looking at the strength and ambition of the people. That's what drives us. Not only as investors but also as managers and entrepreneurs.
Active and Involved
By being actively involved and working closely together with the people in our companies, we create the highest chances of success. We do this by going against the grain and thinking outside the box.
We always try to create growth and improvement with long-term effects. We dive deep into the market and the company all while adding our own broad experience, commitment, and energy.
Our market: small and medium-sized enterprises, revenues between €20m and €200m, headquartered in the Netherlands or Belgium. We look for growth and/or improvement potential, a majority share and an active role for Standard Investment. We acquire companies with an enterprise value of up to €100m.
We believe that the combination of an investor, entrepreneur, and manager leads to the best results for all parties. As an investor, we want to get a good return and we must accurately anticipate both the threats and possibilities in the market and the business. As an entrepreneur, we have to take risks, seize opportunities, rely on our intuition, and sometimes take firm action to achieve our goals. As a manager, we get people moving, provide structure, develop lasting improvements, and we help keep or make employees proud of their company.