Where we come from – Vendis was founded in 2009 by Michiel Deturck, Cedric Olbrechts and Willem Van Aelten. They had worked together for a number of years at Mitiska, a Belgian listed investment company focused on the consumer sector, before deciding to put their entrepreneurial skills into practice by building their own private equity franchise. Over time, the team has grown to 13 people, of whom 10 are investment professionals, representing 3 nationalities. The Vendis team has a unique collective blend of strategic, operational and financial backgrounds. Vendis is based in Brussels and has an additional local presence in France and the Netherlands.
Where we want to go – At Vendis we work every day on improving and institutionalizing our competencies, skills and relationships. As we go, it is our ambition to be a valued contributor to our different stakeholders:
- the “investor of choice” for small to medium-sized European consumer companies, recognized for true added value, professionalism and sound values;
- the “fund manager of choice” for Limited Partners targeting fund investments in European SMEs, recognized for top-tier returns, long-lasting relationships and responsible investing;
- the “employer of choice” for PE professionals, recognized for professional standards, teamwork, steep learning curves and attractive and fair remuneration.