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Investment strategy

Investment Philosophy

D’Ieteren Group is a family-controlled listed investment firm with the ambition to invest in a selected number of platform companies which are or have the potential to become leaders in their markets and benefit from multiple opportunities to generate value over the long-term for employees, customers, society and shareholders. The Group has a responsible and sustainable approach to investment and ownership and is a committed signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.

The Group’s investment efforts are articulated around clearly identified criteria across 4 dimensions:

  • Business Services
  • Industrials
  • Mobility Data & Services
  • Lifestyle Goods and Services

D’Ieteren Group is continuously building expertise in these verticals through dedicated teams. We look for companies with sustainable competitive advantages operating in attractive markets, and well positioned to capitalize on positive macro trends such as sustainable development, professional service outsourcing, new mobility, industry 4.0 & automation, as well as digitalization.

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Investment Criteria

The Group’s investment efforts are articulated around clearly identified criteria across 4 dimensions:

Market

  • Large market underpinned by long-term sustainable growth trends
  • Preference for fragmented market with consolidation opportunities

Business model

  • Proven and scalable business model with global reach potential
  • Sustainable competitive advantages
  • Ability to generate superior returns for employee, customers, society and shareholders

Management team

  • Strong, ambitious and purposeful management teams
  • Cultural proximity and shared values

Deal structure

  • Lead shareholder (control, co-control or path to control with like-minded partners) in private or public companies
  • Equity ticket of €100m - €700m, with ability to re-invest significant follow-on capital
  • Moderate use of leverage, tailored to each business’ specificity