Building brands together

Vendis Capital is an independent private equity firm
focused on building and investing in small to medium-sized branded consumer companies
in Europe that are well positioned for value-creating growth or transformation.

"I have worked with Vendis' partners for more than 10 years. While working in consensus, they stretched me and the team in a healthy way to accelerate the growth of our company. Together, we undoubtedly created more value and jobs than I could have achieved alone. While our company reached remarkable results, I am also happy to have been affiliated with the partners of Vendis Capital for their quality and integrity."

Emiel Lathouwers, founder, shareholder and ex-CEO of AS Adventure

"I decided to sell my business and to re-participate in the buyout managed by Vendis' partners, because they were not only bringing credibility and professionalism to facilitate my management transition, but they could also leverage a longstanding retail experience. Their approach really puts them ahead of other investors."

Jacques Hayez, founder, shareholder and ex-CEO of Cassis/Paprika

"The Vendis people contacted me at the right time and came up with a creative transaction structure addressing the needs of the business as well as of shareholders. I have been working with the team now for several years, and I strongly appreciate their understanding how to balance entrepreneurial flair and passion with necessary structure and financial discipline."

Luc Van Mol, founder, shareholder and CEO of ZEB

"We chose for Vendis as new shareholder of our company because of their strong retail insight, strategic vision and value-creating M&A capability. They have been very supportive to the leadership team and myself when it was much needed, and I strongly value their respectful contribution to the development and growth of our company."

Eric Ezendam, founder, shareholder and co-CEO of eyes+more

"Since the start of our partnership in 2011, The Vendis team has been in the driving seat of establishing an ambitious growth agenda. To that end, they were instrumental in attracting (external) leadership talent, and more recently they facilitated a complex merger with Herbalgem, a truly major step towards creating a leading natural therapy group."

Dominique Baudoux, founder and shareholder of Pranarôm

"We have invested in Vendis Capital because of the team’s unique and successful track record in investing in the retail sector. We strongly believe in sector focus when investing in retail. Values-wise, we appreciate the team’s straightforward no-nonsense approach."

Jef Colruyt, CEO of Colruyt and investor in Vendis Capital