We are generic investors with a preference for companies in a specific industry or where one of the following themes is an important part of the next growth or transformation phase:
COMMUNICATION, MEDIA & TELECOM
Companies active within the Communication, Media and Telecom with a specific interest in software, SaaS, IoT, data management, AI / BI, new age security and cloud services.
Digital technology is gradually becoming one of the most important foundations in companies that determine the proposition, efficiency, profitability, customer experience and thus the competitiveness of companies. 5CS focuses on companies where a structured digital transformation is an important part of the next growth phase.
TRANSFORMATION TO INDUSTRY 4.0
Accelerating and optimizing industrial processes through, for example, cognitive computing, sensor technology or predictive analysis.
Companies that contribute to the efficiency of their customers.
BUY & BUILD PLATFORMS
Creating successful businesses by adopting and integrating multiple companies in a specific market..
We see Buy & Build as a successful formula for:
- Consolidation in highly fragmented markets
- Compliments or broadening of product and service portfolios
- Strengthening the competence position due to network and geographical synergies
From characteristics of companies
- An ambitious team management looking for next growth phase
- A proven business model with a growing sustainable customer base
- Relevant one in visible position in the value chain
- A clear long-term growth potential
- A head office in the Benelux
- An EBITDA from 1 euro million in a positive cash flow
We strive for a majority stake with a stake of 5 to 20 million euros in equity.