DevCo provides additional hands-on operational resources and strategic support for medium-sized companies to achieve significant growth and strategic repositioning.
DevCo focuses on only a handful of companies at a time, enabling in-depth sector understanding and full-time support. Typical areas of focus include strategy, international growth, business development, finance and M&A – with clearly defined roles and governance.
Vexve's former owner asked if I could step in as an interim CEO at the time of the transaction. Accepting the role was one of the best decisions I’ve ever taken. In addition to experiencing a year of great fun, and work around the clock and globe, I developed an understanding of the company and relevant markets that would never have been possible in a non-operational role only.
DevCo believes that lasting improvements in companies’ performance can be best achieved with a truly long ownership horizon.
As a result, DevCo structures its investments with a long timeframe (typically 15 years) – always taking into account the specific needs of each company and situation.
DevCo was able to complete the partnership with Minerva Foundation around Medix Biochemica in a swift and flexible manner.
DevCo has a strong team of operational partners and seasoned industrialists, who together have a strong track record of creating sustainable value in global businesses.
DevCo has a unique industrial network of functional and sector experts, which enables best-in-class competencies for the benefit of DevCo companies.
At Vexve, we formed a strong board with experience in building world leading businesses. The board members bring significant industry know-how and broad knowledge of how to develop an even more global and customer-focused company.
DevCo has the ability to invest several hundred million euros in the growth of each target company. The capital enables investments in, for example, international expansion and R&D, as well as add-on acquisitions, while maintaining a strong balance sheet in the platform company.
DevCo works closely with its anchor investors which include leading long-term oriented families and institutions.
We have backed DevCo since its founding in 2014. I trust the team and believe in their active and long-term model.
DevCo believes that, as an owner, profound integration of environmental, social and governance factors into investment decisions and actions is a prerequisite for sustainable long-term value creation. We strive to always take into account the interests of all relevant stakeholders.
We genuinely acknowledge our duty to always act in a responsible manner.
We provide companies with full-time hands-on resources, tailored ownership solutions and significant capital for growthContact