Active Capital Company Acquires Hendrik Veder

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This investment supports the aggressive growth plans of Hendrik Veder, a leading European player in lifting, towing, and rigging ropes & equipment for the offshore, towing & salvage, shipbuilding and ship owners industry.

Active Capital Company, an independent hands-on investment company, has acquired a majority stake in Hendrik Veder. This investment supports the aggressive growth plans of Hendrik Veder, a leading European player in lifting, towing, and rigging ropes & equipment for the offshore, towing & salvage, shipbuilding and ship owners industry. Over the last 200 years the company has build up a reputation in customized solutions with a focus on quality and safety. Hendrik Veder’s technical specialists inspect, test, certify and maintain installations on side. Hendrik Veder increases uptime and hence earning capacity of its clients through its high flexibility and speed. This transaction fits Active Capital Company’s profile to invest in companies with a strong core in growing markets. Management has invested alongside with Active Capital Company.

Pieter de Ridder, Managing Director of Hendrik Veder, stated: “Hendrik Veder is delighted to partner with Active Capital Company, which has relevant expertise in offshore and shipbuilding. I am confident their expertise will bring greater opportunities, both operational as well as strategic, as we continue to grow. We look forward to working together to continue Hendrik Veder’s successful business strategy.”

René van der Velden en Dick Zeldenthuis, Managing Directors of Active Capital Company, stated: “With an entrepreneurial, passionate, results-oriented management team and leading market position in lifting, towing, and rigging ropes & equipment, Hendrik Veder is an attractive investment for us. Current and prospective customers confirm that Hendrik Veder is well positioned to benefit from new market opportunities. We aim to become market leader with Hendrik Veder in offshore and shipping through geographical and product- and service expansion. Together with management, we will continue to develop the business and pursue growth opportunities.”

Notes Editors
Advisers to Active Capital Company were:
Legal: Houthoff Buruma
Financial due diligence: Lansigt Accountants & Tax Advisors
Fiscal: PwC
Advisers to management were:
Corporate Finance: A&F Partners
Legal: Stadhouders Lawyers

About Hendrik Veder
Hendrik Veder with its about 50 employees is a leading European player in lifting, towing, and rigging ropes & equipment for the offshore, towing & salvage, shipbuilding and ship owners industry. Over the last 200 years Hendrik Veder has build up a reputation in customized solutions with a focus on quality and safety. The company is certified by all relevant institutions like EKH, VCA, AWRF (Associated Wire Rope Fabricators), RvA (Dutch Council for Accreditation), LRQA. Its quality management system has been approved by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance and meets all requirements of the standard ISO 9001: 2008. Besides own engineering and production in the port of Rotterdam, Hendrik Veder’s technical specialists inspect, test, certify and maintain installations on side. Hendrik Veder increases uptime and hence earning capacity of its clients through its high flexibility and speed.

http://www.hendrikveder.nl

About Active Capital Company
Active Capital Company is an independent hands-on investment company with headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It invests in industrial goods & services and (technical) wholesale companies with revenues between €5M and €80M with headquarters in the Netherlands. It aims to acquire stakes in companies with a strong underlying core (customers, products) in growing markets with the possibility for value creation by personal involvement of Active Capital Company management. It is funded and supported by a small group of entrepreneurs with a proven track record who are active in similar market segments themselves. The success of the investment in Smit Ovens, an equipment manufacturer for the solar industry, in 2010 confirms the strength of the chosen approach.

http://www.activecapitalcompany.com

For media enquiries, please contact:
René van der Velden (Active Capital Company)
+31 (0)6 53435712
vandervelden(at)activecapitalcompany(dot)com

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