Our investment strategy

Sofindev invests in small and medium-sized enterprises in the Benelux region. We usually do this in circumstances involving business succession, independence of a business entity or management buy-out, and support of internal or external growth.
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We reinforce your successes

We only invest in successful companies. We start with the recipe for success, with the vision and with the strengths of the company. And we reinforce where we can and need to. We make capital available, assist management, strengthen operational structures and optimise decision-making. We put our experience, expertise and network at the disposal of our partner companies and their entrepreneurs and management teams. This allows these companies to grow in their sector and make a difference.

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Our investment criteria

  • We focus on small and medium-sized enterprises with a minimum operating cash flow (EBITDA) of 2.5 MEUR.
  • We consider both majority and minority participations, as long as we can make a difference.
  • Today, our interest lies mainly in sectors and niche markets that are benefiting from fundamental trends such as sustainability, digitisation and efficiency improvements.
  • We never work in the short term. A growth strategy requires the necessary time and patience. And above all dedication.

Meaningful value creation

Our goal is to create meaningful value through real partnerships with ambitious entrepreneurs. By "real" partnerships, we mean collaborations based on mutual trust and respect, transparency and personal involvement, and commitment. We want to create value for our companies, our partners and our investors, but also for our environment and society. That is why we apply the principles of sustainable and corporate social responsibility to all our investments. We share this vision of social engagement and sustainability with our historical shareholders Sofina and Korys (Colruyt family) and it is widely supported by our other investors.

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In addition to our investment decisions and influence on the decisions in our participations, we also think it is important to support initiatives that make a difference to humanity and the planet. With Sofindev Management, we support reforestation projects of the NGO Graine de Vie (www.grainedevie.org) on the island of Madagascar. In this way, we compensate for our own ecological footprint and contribute to the well-being of the local population and the sustainability of endemic species in Madagascar.

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