Appealing for many entrepreneurs who are considering selling their companies, is the fact that we are long-term owners, with the objective to develop the companies we acquire, and that we do not have an exit strategy. In combination with a decentralised structure, where responsibility for results and performance is delegated to each individual subsidiary, we offer an attractive opportunity for potential sellers.
When a company joins the Indutrade Group, it maintains its original identity, while gaining access to the cumulative experience and knowledge that exists within the Group and also contributes to valuable knowledge sharing.
We put high requirements on the companies we acquire. They are successful and well-managed, run by entrepreneurs who are passionate about their business concept, who want to further develop their company and who share our values on sustainable entrepreneurship.
We believe that the responsibility to act should always be at the level in the organisation where the consequences of decisions can best be judged. This means that acquired companies are given free reins to continue doing business as previously and keep their management, culture and names. Our overarching management model is distinguished by clear financial targets, information-sharing and decentralised responsibility. We have proven that this model works since our start in 1978.
Entrepreneurial spirit is kept
Indutrade's decentralised structure with a high degree of self-determination for companies even after their acquisition is a key factor for retaining key people in acquired companies. These individuals are often entrepreneurs who are essential for developing the business, for relationships with customers and suppliers, and also for the individual company’s culture and way of working.