Since 1993, Écart Invest 1 BV ('Écart') combines the professionalism of a private equity firm with the decisiveness and expertise of experienced entrepreneurs. We invest with an eye for continuity and growth.
Écart is established for an indefinite period of time. It gives us the opportunity to take part in a long-term venture. We focus on medium-sized Dutch companies. Our investments – by way of shares or venture capital – range from EUR 1.0 million to EUR 6.0 million euros per participation.
We believe in pure entrepreneurship. Reason why we are keen to work with experienced entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs who show financial commitment, set a clear course and stay focused. They have the courage to distinguish themselves and work towards development of their business.
We leave it to the entrepreneur to run his business. We in turn do what we're good at. Besides capital, we provide knowledge, our network and the skills and competencies required to encourage and guide company growth, either autonomously or through acquisitions. For acquisitions that comprise recruitment of new management, Écart developed a method which is beneficial for both the seller and the acceding management.
Our expertise is not confined to one single sector. However, we have gained a relatively large amount of specialized knowledge in the areas of the packaging industry, IT and HR Services.