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MENTHA CAPITAL
Teaming up with great companies

 

Mentha Capital is an independent private equity firm active in the lower end of the mid-market in the Netherlands and Flanders. We invest in established, mid-sized and profitable companies with clear opportunities for growth along multiple avenues, such as organic growth, expansion in new markets or a buy-and-build approach. We have a significant amount of capital under management from a solid base of wealthy individuals and families and institutional investors with a long-term investment horizon. The entrepreneurial team of investment professionals, with solid financial and corporate business experience, likes to team up with management to jointly realize ambitious business plans.

What we do

Founded in 2006, the strategy of Mentha Capital is to develop portfolio companies into stronger and larger companies with distinct strategic value. We pursue a generalist investment strategy and invest in a variety of established and traditional sectors with favorable growth and business development dynamics. Our portfolio companies and target companies hold sustainable positions in their value chain. We aim to take controlling stakes.
Investments fluctuate between 5 and 50 million euro equity per transaction in companies with EBITDA ranging from 1 to 25 million euro. Our companies have their head offices in the Netherlands or Flanders with branches in all regions of the world. Our deals are typically succession transactions of family businesses, corporate spin-offs or, incidentally, secondary transactions in management buy-out or management buy-in situations.

How we do it

Mentha Capital aspires to be actively involved with the portfolio companies, acting as a pragmatic and involved partner to support management teams in executing ambitious business plans. We aim to build close partnerships between management and shareholder(s) by encouraging members of the management team to co-invest in the business. The team has gained significant insight and experience in many different industries and has access to an extensive network of industry experts. We endeavor to invest in non-discriminatory and equal opportunity companies and to exclude companies that do not strive to comply with responsible industry standards. We pursue responsible behavior in our portfolio companies, demanding management to develop strategies that incorporate social responsibility objectives.

THE PEOPLE

The Mentha Capital team consists of twelve investment professionals. The team members have complementary skills, disciplines and backgrounds, contributing a high level of entrepreneurship and experience in various relevant fields, including operational and financial management, business development, consumer goods, health care, banking and corporate finance. Together, the team is committed to operating in a down-to-earth, accountable, energetic and transparent way.

Gijs Botman – managing partner
Edo Pfennings – partner
Edwin Puijpe
Barend Rutten
Mark van Ingen – partner
Haran Sold
Dirk Vriend UK
Renee van Geel
Stijn Dietz
Daniel de Leeuw
Koen Janssen
Beatrijs Goeman Borgesius
Tim Gabel
Marco Broekhuizen UK
Inga Petersen

COMPANIES

Our portfolio of investments consists of a range of companies in different life cycles across multiple industries.

Xperi, Serac & Asecom
Serac
Xperi
Rapid Circle
paraDIGMA
Kader
Van Vulpen
Lucardi
InSites Consulting
OFYR
BLOS
Brownline
HB
Aethon
NutriDutch
Dijk Natural Collections
Kleertjes.com

 

EXITS
Frimex
Nefco
Destiny
Customs Support
Ardena
Light & Living
VENKO
fri-jado
KP&T
Veenhuis Machines
AXON
Jomo Fashion
Optimum Group
TEIDEM
PBG
Quaron
UNION

SUSTAINABILITY

 

Mentha Capital consistently strives to achieve a sustainable impact in its business operations. We invest in, build and expand our portfolio companies while devoting due care and respect for our planet and the people that live on it. That’s why we pledge 7.5% of our company’s annual profit to charity, and commit to an integrated environmental, social and governance (ESG) policy for Mentha Capital and its portfolio companies. More…

 

Press release: Asecom, Xperi and Serac largest SAP partner for mid-market in Benelux through merger

Press release: Asecom, Xperi and Serac largest SAP partner for mid-market in Benelux through merger

Mar 10 2021

Three award-winning SAP partners join forces for growth and innovation   March 10, 2021 – Asecom, specialist in SAP Business One solutions, joins the recent merger…

SAP-partners Serac and Xperi are merging

SAP-partners Serac and Xperi are merging

Nov 09 2020

New organization provides mid market with one-stop-shop for SAP solutions Boxtel/ Utrecht, November 9th 2020 – SAP-partners Serac and Xperi are announcing…

Press release: Castik Capital acquires Customs Support, a leading independent customs service provider

Press release: Castik Capital acquires Customs Support, a leading independent customs service provider

Nov 02 2020

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Castik Capital, a European Private Equity firm, has entered into an agreement to acquire Customs Support from Mentha…

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CONTACT

Mentha Capital B.V.
Mentha Capital B.V.
Nieuwendammerdijk 538
1023 BX Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T +31 (0) 20 63 63 140
E office@menthacapital.com