Synergia Capital Partners (‘Synergia’) has acquired a substantial minority stake in family business Viscon Group headquartered in ‘s-Gravendeel, the Netherlands.
The current management-shareholders will step down from day-to-day management and hand over the reins to the new Board. The family has taken this step to allow the company a strong partner that can support Viscon Group in its future growth.
The renewed board, with familiar faces, will further develop the strong position of Viscon Group in amongst others the Agro & Food market. The Agro & Food sector is receiving great interest due to the growing need for sustainable scaling of food production worldwide supporting the well being of future generations. Software, AI and robotics are of increasing importance for this sector. Viscon Group is already active in this area and will move further towards these innovative technologies and business models.
The existing foundation of Viscon Group provides an excellent starting point for further growth and will continue to invest in new ideas. Co-creation with innovative partners, suppliers and game changers in the industry remains one of the company’s core strengths. Synergia – with its experience, knowledge and network – will act as an accelator.
“Viscon welcomes Synergia and is grateful that the family will remain involved in the organization as a shareholder. The family will no longer be involved in the day-to-day management, but will remain an active and supporting shareholder” – says René de Vos, CEO of Viscon Group.
“Viscon is a great example of entrepreneurship and innovation in market segments where The Netherlands can operate distinctively in the global arena. The areas in which Viscon is active are highly positioned on the political, economical and social agendas worldwide. We look forward to work with the company and the family to support Viscon Group in this next phase” – says Daan Legro, managing director at Synergia Capital Partners.
Viscon Group (www.viscon.eu) was founded in 1927 and has grown over the years to an international player active in automation and mechanization in the agro & (non-) food sector. Viscon is known as an innovation-leader in its market segments with customers in more than 75 countries and sales offices on all continents.
Synergia Capital Partners (www.synergia.nl) is a unique investment firm with an entrepreneurial investor base focusing on companies active in agro & food, industry & trade, software, care and business services. Synergia is backed by 45+ Dutch top entrepreneur(s) families and invests in companies based on the idea that the synergy of knowledge and capital leads to stronger businesses and value creation. Synergia’s current investments in the Agro & Food and manufacturing industry include Life & Mobility, Van Wamel, Ploeger Oxbo Group, For Ever and Condoor Group. This investment will take place from Synergia’s fifth fund.