We are private equity investors focusing on Technology, Business Services and Industrial Sectors

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We facilitate Buy-out, Pre-exit,
Buy-in and Growth capital

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We partner with management teams to take the next step

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Who we are

Vortex Capital Partners is an investment firm that partners with management teams to take the next step

Vortex Capital Partners was founded in 2012 by a team of experienced tech entrepreneurs and investment professionals. We exist to create value by partnering with management teams to take the next step and achieve sustainable growth. Our focus is on Benelux headquartered companies that make use of technology to grow faster and more efficiently. We have a flexible investment approach, providing growth equity and capital for management buy-outs.

Where we focus

We focus on technology-driven companies with strong growth potential

Vortex Capital Partners builds and invests in early stage and growth stage companies, typically up to EUR 25m in sales, headquartered in the Benelux. We are looking for companies with a competitive advantage using proprietary technology, active throughout Technology, Business Services and Industrial Sectors. Whether these are technology companies or companies with technology-enabled business models, we believe these companies have greater potential for accelerated and sustainable growth.

Investment Types

High growth stage

Between EUR 0.5m and EUR 5m in sales

Primary capital for rapidly growing companies, support founding team to further grow

Venture Capital and Scale ups

Equity

Working capital, grow the team, internationalization, product development

EUR 0.5m up to EUR 3m

Buy-outs, growth stage

Between EUR 5m and EUR 25m in sales

Secondary & primary capital for businesses with proven business models

Buy-out, Buy-in, Pre-exit

Equity potentially combined with shareholder loans

Shareholder liquidity, partner for next phase of company

EUR 1m up to EUR 10m

Areas of Support

Strategy

  • End game-thinking / strategic vision
  • Long term shareholder value
  • Value proposition re-thinking

Growth acceleration

  • Building / effectiveness of the sales force
  • Geographic expansion
  • Business development & investments evaluation

Human capital

  • Recruiting, expanding and coaching of leadership teams
  • Corporate governance

Performance improvement

  • Advice on KPIs
  • Assist with business plan / budgeting
  • Technology efficiency

M&A

  • Search, evaluation of acquisition opportunities
  • Execution of acquisition processes
  • Exit optimisation, process and realization

Capital structure

  • Capital structure efficiency, using equity and debt

Testimonials

Alexander Heijning
COO/CFO Riscure
"In my experience the Vortex team stands out by being an active partner in building the business and realizing its true potential. Not the 'one-size-fits-all' investor approach, but really understanding our specific case. This is why we chose for them and this has turned out great."
Tim Scholte
CEO of Mascus
"Our collaboration with Vortex has been tremendous. They have played a vital role throughout our journey of the acquisition, developing and expanding Mascus' growth opportunities, and the successful sale to Ritchie Bros. They were very much a partner in our success."

Portfolio

Team

Close-knit team of transaction & portfolio management professionals and business founders

René van der Wiel
Operating Partner
Jan-Joost Rueb
Venture Partner
Floris van den Broek
Venture Partner
Pepijn Post
Venture Partner
Paul Dols
Venture Partner