Investmentfocus

Capital Mills invests in companies in the Benelux and, in cooperation with our strategic partner B-to-V, in companies from the German-speaking area. We can provide development and growth capital in an early stage. We look for cases in which we recognise the following criteria:

Shared Value

We consider sustainable capitalism to be important, and in our opinion this is crucial for society’s acceptance of companies and investors in the long term. The Shared Value concept is central in each investment as a basis for achieving good financial performance associated with good social performance. It has been proven that the best companies possess both skills: being good for society and nature, and achieving superior financial results. We also have this as an ambition in mind with the Capital Mills portfolio.

Keywords: security, health, scarcity, energy, environment.


Market and sector focus

Our expertise is particularly in the fields of IT, tech, healthy living, leisure and education.
By investing in companies that are active in these markets, we can make maximum use of the knowledge and experience of our associates.

Keywords: leisure, healthy ageing, sport, education, SaaS, cloud computing, high-tech.


Company

We invest and assist the entrepreneur. We do not take over the leadership. The entrepreneur and his or her team are decisive factors for a successful strategy. Confidence in your team is therefore an essential precondition. We also feel that it is important that we have something to add ourselves, so that we can work on realising the plans together.

It is important that we recognise the following elements: qualities to manage and grow the company; commitment and enthusiasm; the right timing in a market where there is a demonstrable demand for the product or service; previous funding.


Figures

By organizing mean and lean and using the qualities of the investors, Capital Mills can make smaller investments more cost-effectively than many private equity houses. Capital Mills seeks to make investments in which a substantial interest (20-60%) can be acquired, preferably in conjunction with the management. Investments are made in companies with a clear plan for capital gains within the investment horizon (exit between 5 and 10 years).

We invest in both early stage and later stage companies, with the following key criteria:

  • Preferably Dutch companies, with a Proof of Concept;
  • A turnover of at least € 250.000;
  • A strong management team with a track record of delivering results;
  • Investment needs of up to €5 million until the exit;
  • Positive EBITDA, or a demonstrable plan to arrive at a positive EBITDA within two years of the investment;
  • A clear and feasible plan for growth through technological innovation.


We do not invest in the following:

  • Production companies that sell physical products in large quantities;
  • Companies that do not have an earnings model;
  • Companies that do not offer a scalable product or service;
  • Consultancy companies.