10x money multiple
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From a Dutch-based business to a global market leader with 3x growth in turnover

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Investment date

2004 - 2011

Good to great


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From a Dutch-based European business to a global leader with 60% market share in its relevant markets


trebled sales
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Sales from emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil increased from 23% at investment to 70% at exit

Increase in international footprint from 16 to 32 countries

Top 25

deal of the decade
3I Star

Three-fold growth in terms of turnover

Key events under our ownership

Accelerated capex: eight factories built in BRIC markets
Developed the manufacturing, R&D and sales/service infrastructure in Europe, Asia and the Americas
Provided additional funding in order to support the strong growth
Product line extension through acquisitions
Strengthening of board and excellent local management