Goodlife & Egeria.

Boldly building together

 

 

 

Egeria and Goodlife look back on their collaboration and the complete transformation of the company. From an ambitious and entrepreneurial ‘buy and build’ strategy to a challenging integration process and the doubling of the turnover.

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Our approach

Egeria Private Equity is structured in two teams in order to optimize value creation for each individual investment. We have a solid backbone of institutional investors, families and team commitment. The portfolio currently consists of 22 companies in various sectors. We have an international approach but focus on companies that have a strong link to the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland or the USA.

We firmly believe that people make the difference, that investments in digitalization are key to achieve sustainable growth and that excellence in everything you do makes you stand out from the crowd. Every growth path is different and we actively support our companies with investments, add-on acquisitions or international growth. Entrepreneurs and management teams lead the way and we build on their experience and knowledge. But we do more than providing capital. For instance, we support our companies with the hands-on involvement of our in-house Human capital and Digitalization experts, focusing on building similar competences within the companies.

Egeria encourages growth initiatives that drive sustainable value creation rather than short-term gains. The common denominators we seek in our investments include strong market positions, sustainable business models and committed teams. That is what boldly building together means to us.

Two teams – two strategies:

Funds

We are currently investing our fifth fund with a total equity commitment of €800 million. We invest in healthy businesses in the Netherlands and the DACH region with an enterprise value of up to €350 million with the underlying principle that management is co-owner. Our investment horizon is between five and seven years on average. Our interest lies in businesses with growth potential that are active in a market with attractive prospects.

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Evergreen

Building on a portfolio of five to seven international platform companies that benefit from an extended investment horizon. Our Evergreen fund has an indefinite lifetime and an indefinite lifetime and committed capital of €700 million, with flexibility in terms of timing and allocation and a typical holding period of 10+ years.

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Our expertise

Human capital

Human capital@2x

At Egeria we believe the success of an organization depends on its people. That is why our Human Capital Director focusses on building and strengthening the management teams of our portfolio companies. We make sure that, together with our portfolio companies, we build and develop teams that have the right capabilities on board to grow, to create value and to achieve sustainable high performance.

See how we build high performing teams at Egeria.

Digitization

Digitization@2x

Digital technologies are critical value drivers in any industry. On the one hand, they enable new business models and more efficient processes, while on the other they require new capabilities in customer interaction, collaboration, technology, security and privacy.

We help Nooteboom Textiles in the transformation from analogue wholesale to digital disruptor. Do you want to know how we do this?

Operational excellence

Operational excellence@2x

Focus on what you do best and create an environment where you can convert your strengths into sustainable growth and satisfied customers. We build a performance culture and help organizations scale their processes and gain operational control through KPI dashboards.

Royal Sanders has done more than just sell shampoo to become a leader in personal care.

Commercial effectiveness

Commercial effectiveness@2x

A due understanding of the problems our customers face is key in order to underpin sustainable growth. Driving turnover growth is achieved by setting out a sales roadmap based on insights gleaned from the data available. This strategy is subsequently translated into customer proposals, price models, dynamics for the sales teams and innovative product/market combinations. We know exactly what is needed to step up your commercial efficacy.

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Buy and build

Buy and build@2x

Careful selection of acquisitions can accelerate growth in new markets and regions. We can actively support management with our experience in mergers & acquisitions and our extensive network of industry experts.

Read how we, together with management, transformed GoodLife Foods from a supplier of frozen meat products in the Benelux to a platform for frozen snacks in Northwest Europe.

International expansion

International expansion@2x

Most of our portfolio companies have an international footprint or are planning to expand their business abroad. It is important to realize that there is no universal method that works everywhere. When starting up activities abroad, the business practices and habits of the new market should be taken into account. Egeria has a lot of experience with international expansions.

Learn how we helped MCi achieve a strong sales and manufacturing footprint in China.

Portfolio

Klafs goed

Klafs

Manufacturer of high-quality integrated sauna systems, steam baths and complementary products and services

  • Entry
  • 2021
  • Revenue
  • €115m
  • Exit
  • 2024
Superp logo egeria

Superp

SUPERP is a SAP-centered consultancy specialist providing a broad spectrum of SAP consulting services.

  • Entry
  • 2023
  • Revenue
  • €43m
Iqi black logo

IQI

Global supplier of pet food ingredients with a focus on specialties

  • Entry
  • 2017
  • Revenue
  • €105m
  • Exit
  • 2023

Sonic

Sonic is a global specialist in the development, marketing and distribution of premium filled toolboxes and storage solutions, primarily supplying into the automotive aftermarket.

  • Entry
  • 2023
  • Revenue
  • €44m
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enwitec

Enwitec is a leading provider of photovoltaic connection components, both for the residential as well as for the commercial segment.

  • Entry
  • 2023
  • Revenue
  • €56m

Ilionx

IT services provider, specialized in the domains of healthcare, government, finance and business services

  • Entry
  • 2017
  • Exit
  • 2023
Nootenboom textiles logo

Nooteboom Textiles

Wholesaler specialized in fabrics for women’s and children’s clothing

  • Entry
  • 2018
  • Exit
  • 2022

Arcus IT

Arcus IT is an all-round IT service provider in the Netherlands with eight branches and over 2,500 clients in fields such as accountancy and healthcare.

  • Entry
  • 2022
  • Revenue
  • €97m

Financial Lease Nederland

Financial Lease Nederland is an online intermediary that provides business leasing services for passenger and company cars.

  • Entry
  • 2022
  • Revenue
  • €46m
Isoplus

Isoplus

Isoplus is a leading provider of pre-insulated piping systems, mainly for district heating.

  • Entry
  • 2022
  • Revenue
  • €450m
Dutch backery logo

Dutch Bakery

Producer of home bake-off bread and snack products

  • Entry
  • 2017
  • Exit
  • 2021

van Losser

Van Losser is a technical installation company with a leading position in the Dutch residential new build market and a successful utility installation business.

  • Entry
  • 2021
  • Revenue
  • €105m
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Elastofirm

Elastofirm group consist of operating companies active in the compounding and processing of rubber.

  • Entry
  • 2021
  • Revenue
  • €123m
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Leads.io

Leads.io is a technology-driven lead generation agency

  • Entry
  • 2021
  • Revenue
  • €61m
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Fletcher Hotels

A long-standing Dutch company, Fletcher Hotels is the largest hotel chain in the Netherlands, with 103 hotels.

  • Entry
  • 2021
  • Revenue
  • €337m
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APOC Aviation

Active in high quality used and serviceable parts for the aircraft maintenance market

  • Entry
  • 2020
  • Revenue
  • €33m
Vendor logo

Vendor

Innovative services and products for the washroom

  • Entry
  • 2000
  • Exit
  • 2019
Hitect power protection logo

Hitec Power Protection

Develops, manufactures, delivers and services UPS emergency power solutions

  • Entry
  • 2012
  • Exit
  • 2019
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Tuindeco

Production, wholesale and direct-to-consumer e-commerce of a large assortment of garden products

  • Entry
  • 2019
  • Revenue
  • €195m
Maas aviation logo

Maas Aviation Group

Specialized in painting passenger aircraft worldwide

  • Entry
  • 2019
  • Revenue
  • €64m
Trust

Trust

Development and distribution of branded consumer electronics accessories

  • Entry
  • 2018
  • Revenue
  • €85m
Cleanlease logo

CleanLease

Integrated textiles

  • Entry
  • 2010
  • Exit
  • 2018
Jet group logo

JET Group

Provider of rooflight & ventilation and fire safety solutions

  • Entry
  • 2014
  • Exit
  • 2018
Royal sanders logo

Royal Sanders

Manufacturer and distributor in the personal care market

  • Entry
  • 2015
  • Exit
  • 2018
Clondalkin group logo

Clondalkin

Producer of flexible packaging materials for various applications and end markets

  • Entry
  • 2016
  • Revenue
  • €148m
Employment group logo

The Employment Group

Secondment, payrolling and recruitment of specialized technical personnel

  • Entry
  • 2016
  • Revenue
  • €191m
Den braven logo

Den Braven Sealants

Leading producers and suppliers of high quality sealants and adhesives

  • Entry
  • 2010
  • Exit
  • 2016
United dutch breweries

United Dutch Breweries

UDB has a wide range of beer brands which it distributes in more than 90 countries worldwide

  • Entry
  • 2011
  • Exit
  • 2015
Nrc media logo

NRC Media

NRC Media is a publisher of quality newspapers

  • Entry
  • 2010
  • Exit
  • 2015
Wps brazil logo egeria

WPS Brasil

Technological solutions for traffic and infrastructure

  • Entry
  • 2015
  • Revenue
  • €13m
Mci logo

MCI

World’s largest manufacturer of actuators for exterior automotive mirrors

  • Entry
  • 2012
  • Exit
  • 2015
Egeria logo nationale borg

Nationale Borg

Leading provider of non-life insurance products in the Benelux market

  • Entry
  • 2007
  • Exit
  • 2015
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Boemer Rental Services

Leading, pan-European network with 14 companies leasing facility services

  • Entry
  • 2007
  • Exit
  • 2015
Axent logo

Axent

Individual life insurance for funeral services

  • Entry
  • 2010
  • Exit
  • 2015
Tanatex chemicals logo

Tanatex Chemicals

A leading chemicals supplier for the textile processing industry

  • Entry
  • 2006
  • Exit
  • 2014
Goodlife foods logo

GoodLife Foods

Producer of frozen food, products such as meat snacks, croquettes, spring rolls and a wide range of vegetarian snacks

  • Entry
  • 2014
  • Revenue
  • €267m
Nijhuis logo

Nijhuis Industries

Specialized in the design, production and installation of (waste) water treatment and sludge processing systems

  • Entry
  • 2008
  • Exit
  • 2014
Herkel logo

Royal Herkel

Contract manufacturer of food supplements, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products

  • Entry
  • 2008
  • Exit
  • 2014
Holonite logo

Holonite

A leading manufacturer of cast composite stone lintels, window sills and wall claddings

  • Entry
  • 2007
  • Exit
  • 2012
Morssinkhof rymoplast logo

Morssinkhof Rymoplast

One of the leading players in the European plastic recycling industry

  • Entry
  • 2007
  • Exit
  • 2010
Duravent egeria

Duravent

Manufacturer of HVAC and venting products

  • Entry
  • 2010
  • Revenue
  • $400m
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Ad van Geloven

Leading producer of frozen snacks and appetizers in the Benelux market

  • Entry
  • 2004
  • Exit
  • 2008
Van lent logo

Royal Van Lent

Operates under the name of Feadship

  • Entry
  • 2006
  • Exit
  • 2008
Mosa logo

Royal Mosa

Producer of ceramic tiles

  • Entry
  • 2005
  • Revenue
  • €95m
Sif logo

SIF Group

Producer of steel structures for offshore industries

  • Entry
  • 2005
  • Revenue
  • €250m
M&g group logo

M&G Group

Producer of flue-gas exhaust systems

  • Entry
  • 2004
  • Revenue
  • €149m
Sparkling spring logo

Sparkling Spring Water

Operates in the bottled water industry

  • Exit
  • 2003
Smit dorlas logo

Smit&Dorlas

A producer and merchandiser of coffee beans, roasted coffee and coffee machines

  • Entry
  • 1997
  • Exit
  • 2002
Budget rent a car logo

Budget Rent-a-car

Budget’s fleet consisted of over 14,000 cars in both the Netherlands and Finland

  • Entry
  • 1998
  • Exit
  • 1998
Vestas logo

Vestas

World leader in wind technology and a driving force in the development of the wind power industry

  • Entry
  • 1997
  • Exit
  • 1998