We believe in the power of combining different people, perspectives, priorities, and leadership visions. To us diversity goes beyond simply counting men and women or backgrounds. Years of experience have taught us how diversity can work, when it can lead to excellent teams and organisations. A shared vision is crucial.
We therefore invest in companies led by mixed management teams with a balanced combination of women and men. Especially then different perspectives thrive. These different perspectives lead to better and more balanced decision-making. Research shows that companies with a mixed management team perform better resulting in stronger financial performance.
We are also entrepreneurs, focused on continuity, and we’ve learned that diversity is an important success factor. When an environment is created where everyone can do what he or she is good at and where different leadership styles work together, better results are achieved.
Of course we don’t only strive for diversity in our portfolio companies, but also in our own team. We also like to work with a mixed team when working with external consultants.