True understanding

In order to add value, you have to understand the business you are operating and investing in. This is why we observe specific criteria in the selection of our investments. Propositions suited for our portfolio must fit the profile below.

We choose to invest primarily in business to business. Potential partners are involved in services, trade or production. Operating in a mature market with a proven business model where an injection of capital or the addition of the right expertise will create room for further growth or improvement. Foreman Capital invests in companies with €2.5 - 25 million EBITDA; most of our shareholdings are in businesses that have an EBITDA of € 5 - 10 million. Of course, the size of our investment depends on the business case and the investment prospects.

Sustainable and motivated growth

The companies we invest in are financially sound and motivated for growth. They are looking for forward-thinking partner on board that contributes to strategic, commercial and organisational decisions. Current owners are prepared to divest a majority stake or controlling minority interest. In many of our current and previous investments, founders and executives have remained involved or joined as a substantial minority shareholder. While these are not prerequisites, the prospects of a partnership tend to be much better when all the parties involved “put their money where their mouth is”, as they say.

Sustainable and motivated growth

The companies we invest in are financially sound and motivated for growth. They are looking for forward-thinking partner on board that contributes to strategic, commercial and organisational decisions. Current owners are prepared to divest a majority stake or controlling minority interest. In many of our current and previous investments, founders and executives have remained involved or joined as a substantial minority shareholder. While these are not prerequisites, the prospects of a partnership tend to be much better when all the parties involved “put their money where their mouth is”, as they say.