Independence, engagement and integrity

We are a completely independent investment company, which means that we are completely autonomous in making investment decisions. Because we invest using our own capital, we are highly motivated to really let our investments reach their full potential. This also means that we always act in good conscience and that we genuinely desire to achieve growth together, as a team.

Very private equity

Arent Fock and Guido ter Kuile first set out on their quest in 2005. They were looking for a new way to invest, one that was different from the others. Instead of investing other people's money, they used the capital that they had built up themselves. This led them to establish Foreman Capital, the alternative to conventional private equity propositions.

Foreman offers a “very private equity” approach, which is ideally suited to entrepreneurs and family businesses that have reached the limit of what they can achieve themselves with their current strategies, processes and resources. The interests and methods of Foreman and entrepreneurs are fully aligned, because to share ownership means to share return and risk.

Guido ter Kuile: “Foreman is our own company. Each of us personally invests in the businesses in which our firm holds shares. Since we do not rely on third parties, we are free to choose what we truly and genuinely believe to be the best way to invest.”

What you see is what you get​

The entrepreneurial spirit of Foreman’s team not only contributes to our pragmatic and flexible company culture, it also means that we possess broad professional expertise and have access to a relevant network for the development of our businesses.
At Foreman, everyone is different, but one thing we all have in common is the great sense of enjoyment that we derive from our work, and that is visible in everything we do. We are decisive and plain-spoken, combining the courage to deviate from the obvious path when necessary with a deep sense of responsibility. We collaborate with a focus on the long term, on a foundation of mutual trust, integrity and responsibility.

Arent Fock: “When we invest in a company, we share in the downs just as much as we do in the ups. This creates a different type of dynamic in discussions about growth and value creation – because value cannot be created overnight, and the path to success is never a straight line to the top. It’s something we work towards, together, in both good times and bad.”

Very private equity

Arent Fock and Guido ter Kuile first set out on their quest in 2005. They were looking for a new way to invest, one that was different from the others. Instead of investing other people's money, they used the capital that they had built up themselves. This led them to establish Foreman Capital, the alternative to conventional private equity propositions.

Foreman offers a “very private equity” approach, which is ideally suited to entrepreneurs and family businesses that have reached the limit of what they can achieve themselves with their current strategies, processes and resources. The interests and methods of Foreman and entrepreneurs are fully aligned, because to share ownership means to share return and risk.

Guido ter Kuile: “Foreman is our own company. Each of us personally invests in the businesses in which our firm holds shares. Since we do not rely on third parties, we are free to choose what we truly and genuinely believe to be the best way to invest.”

What you see is what you get​

The entrepreneurial spirit of Foreman’s team not only contributes to our pragmatic and flexible company culture, it also means that we possess broad professional expertise and have access to a relevant network for the development of our businesses.
At Foreman, everyone is different, but one thing we all have in common is the great sense of enjoyment that we derive from our work, and that is visible in everything we do. We are decisive and plain-spoken, combining the courage to deviate from the obvious path when necessary with a deep sense of responsibility. We collaborate with a focus on the long term, on a foundation of mutual trust, integrity and responsibility.

Arent Fock: “When we invest in a company, we share in the downs just as much as we do in the ups. This creates a different type of dynamic in discussions about growth and value creation – because value cannot be created overnight, and the path to success is never a straight line to the top. It’s something we work towards, together, in both good times and bad.”