“CARPENTERS MAKE THE BEST PRINTERS”
Guus Leguit - CEO

It is not something we often stop to think about, but every product we buy bears a label, and sometimes two or even three. Etiket Nederland is one of the leading suppliers of these self-adhesive labels. With its dynamic and enterprising mindset, the company has successfully gained a leading market position in just over twenty years. Mentha’s investment will enable the company to build on this position faster over the coming years by means of an active buy-and-build strategy. The first acquisitions have already been made, and the company’s ambition is to be Number 1 in the Dutch market for self-adhesive labels.

 

 

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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 20 million euro equity per transaction in companies with EBITDA ranging from 2.5 to 10 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 seven 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
Jeroen Quaegebeur – partner
Mathieu Zwinkels – senior investment manager
Dirk Vriend UK
Renee van Geel – associate
Arthur Wolff – associate
Francoise Peeperkorn – Finance Director UK
Barbara Daam – Office Manager UK
Jacobien Oosterwijk UK
Sterre Witteveen UK

COMPANIES

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

Destiny
Customs Support
Pharmavize
Light & Living
VENKO
fri-jado
AXON
Dijk Natural Collections
Jomo Fashion
BINZ
Etiket Nederland
Kleertjes.com

 

EXITS
KP&T
Veenhuis Machines
TEIDEM
PBG
Quaron
UNION

 

Mentha Capital acquires majority stake in Destiny.

Mentha Capital acquires majority stake in Destiny.

May 31 2016

Mentha Capital will support the cloud telecom operator to further penetrate the Belgian market and realize international growth. About Destiny Destiny, founded…

Combining knowledge and power!  W&R Etiketten, Etiket Nederland, Vila Etiketten and Specialist Printer Max. Aarts join forces.  

Combining knowledge and power! W&R Etiketten, Etiket Nederland, Vila Etiketten and Specialist Printer Max. Aarts join forces.  

May 11 2016

W&R Etiketten is merged with Etiket Nederland, Vila Etiketten and Specialist Printer Max. Aarts. Which results in a new top 3 player…

Mentha Capital sells KP&T to Egeria

Mentha Capital sells KP&T to Egeria

Mar 03 2016

Technical secondment specialist KP&T has been sold to Egeria Private Equity. KP&T is an independent supplier of white collar technical professionals and…

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