Entrepreneurship

VADO: Invest in entrepeneurship

VADO: plenty of room for entrepreneurship

Seeing opportunities, taking advantage of those opportunities, and thereby creating value for people and society: good entrepreneurship forms the basis for every successful company.

Long-term sustainable growth

At VADO we understand that like no other. It stands to reason that, as an investor, we not only focus on the short term, but also on the long term. We don’t set our sights on the quick profit; we mainly look at how a company can continue to grow and stay healthy and solid in the long term
The companies in which we invest are given the space to expand their entrepreneurship and continue to grow in a healthy way through innovations and acquisitions. At the same time, we support companies by sparring and thinking with them about strategy. We also have a network of trusted specialists who can provide support on specific topics. The goal: to achieve long-term sustainable growth based on mutual trust.

Solid financial basis
VADO likes to invest in entrepreneurship, based on a solid financial basis that offers our companies the opportunity to grow in a healthy way. A company acquisition is often also accompanied by a management buy-in/management buy-out. As an entrepreneur you remain active in the management of the company, while VADO provides advice from behind the scenes.
Watch the video here: Pekago, doing business with VADO.
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Why choose VADO as your investor?
Our enthusiasm for entrepreneurship stems from our own history. Our roots lie in a typically Dutch manufacturing company: DAF. After the sale of the DAF companies in the 1970s and 1980s, the Van Doorne family decided to set up the investment company VADO. Entrepreneurship and a love for technique and technology are therefore deeply woven into our DNA. We know what it’s like to start a (manufacturing) company and expand it step by step. And we understand the responsibility you have as a company for your employees, suppliers and customers.

We speak the language of the entrepreneur

This is also reflected in the configuration and ways of working of our investment team. Specialists with a solid background in the (manufacturing) industry and with in-depth knowledge of what entrepreneurship truly means. People who speak the language of the entrepreneur and understand better than anyone what it means to be responsible for both a company and the people who work there.

Shared vision, shared values

As a long-term investor, we like to build close ties with the manufacturing companies in which we invest and work together on the basis of mutual trust and respect. Before a potential company acquisition, we take the time to get to know each other and to discover whether we could be compatible. We ask ourselves things like: to what extent do our vision and our core values match? What are the majority shareholders’ ambitions after the acquisition? We only continue to the next step when both parties have a good feeling about the business transfer.

Like to know more? Contact us today!

Would you like to learn more about the possibilities we offer regarding company acquisitions and the scope we offer for entrepreneurship? Please contact us for further information, or read the cases about Pekago Covering Technology, Contour Advanced Systems or Meller.

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  • “I am here as director as if it were my own organisation. I think it's the best possible way of working together. VADO is not about intervening with a short horizon; they focus on the long term. They ask the question whether you are actually walking the path you have set out. You get that space at VADO. That means you can really practice entrepreneurship.”

    Marcel VerbeekManaging DirectorPekago Covering Technology
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