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A Long Term Partner. Creating Value.
Vaalon Capital is a mid market private equity firm focused on forging long-term partnerships with exceptional companies and management teams 
> $650m 
Deal Value
+15
Transactions
> 5,000
Employees
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Vaalon Capital is an independent private equity firm founded in 2017 focused on supporting long-term value creation within exceptional mid-market companies
Vaalon Capital is an independent private equity firm founded in 2017, with offices in London, Rotterdam and Geneva. We are primarily focused on making long-term investments in mid-market companies with significant growth potential

Working with management teams to further develop and unlock potential is at the core of our investment and operational approach. Identifying and working with the best people and teams is what we believe drives our success

Building on the success and reputation of our team and strategic advisors, Vaalon Capital enjoys significant support from its investor base, which includes some pension funds / financial institutions and several large international family offices
Our flexible structure and the nature of our capital providers mean that we can provide “patient” capital, as we are not bound by the usual restrictions of typical blind-pool funds to exit within a pre-determined period. As such, we focus on the longer-term prospects of businesses in which we invest and can work with management to support the implementation of agreed strategies rather than focus on short term returns

Our team and strategic advisors have successfully invested across all investment stages and through several complete economic cycles, which gives us the necessary experience to handle the challenges that inevitably arise when growing an investee company. The team has decades of successful investing experience in the targeted markets
Opportunistic & Growth Focused

Investment Strategy

We pursue a highly opportunistic investment approach, unhindered by the rigidity of more traditional Private Equity funds. We engage primarily with companies with an enterprise value range of between $100 million and $500 million. Our target equity ‘ticket’ size is between $15 - $100 million with the potential for more to be deployed during our investment period
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We seek to invest in a broad cross-section of scalable industrial and service businesses. While actual experience of past investments and sectors inevitably means that we have an affinity with certain sectors, our aim remains to be more opportunistic in selecting transactions / opportunities, with a preference for focusing on the prospects of a particular transaction rather than its sector fit 

Investment Attributes
  • An experienced, driven and motivated management team
  • A strong market position and product portfolio
  • Defendable margins with potential for improvement
  • Stable cash flows
  • High returns on internally invested capital
  • Clear and executable growth strategy
Deal Structures
The deal structures that we typically invest in are:
  • Growth capital 
  • Equity release
  • Public to private situations
  • Equity participation and buyouts
  • Family legacy planning 

International Focus
We prefer businesses with an international presence or a desire to expand internationally. We believe that local knowledge and relationships are invaluable elements of our investment and operational approach. Our team has significant experience of investing and operating in multiple countries. Consequently, our investee companies benefit from access to our broad international networks and relationships
Backing Management
It is important for us to work with like-minded people who have a track record of success and a real ambition to grow. We do not seek to manage investee companies – we identify high quality management teams and support and back them to execute on a business plan and deliver value for all stakeholders 
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We do not seek to manage investee companies but rather to identify high quality management teams and back them to execute on a business plan and deliver value 

However, Vaalon Capital is not just about providing funding. We aim to become true partners, bringing relevant
knowledge, experience and international contacts necessary to help management execute on their business plan, whether that is through international expansion or developing new products and/or offerings
Appropriate incentivisation of management teams is essential and we aim to ensure a strong alignment of interest between management and shareholders including through bonus schemes and long term incentive plans

Wherever possible, we seek to insulate management from regulatory bureaucracy, so that they can focus on enhancing performance. Additionally, we endeavor to play a major role in any M&A situations with a view to ensuring that the process of concluding these deals doesn’t cause a distraction for management and a drag on operational performance

Team

Our collective team have been successfully collaborating for over 15 years. Our team members have a diverse commercial background and continue to hold many high level positions within various industries

Current Portfolio

Name
Prodalim B.V

Sector
Natural Ingredients

Headquarters    
Tel Aviv, Israel
Prodalim is a fast-growing global B2B player in the non-alcoholic beverages, fruit extracts, natural compounds and ingredients sectors. It operates from 9 sites across Europe, the USA, Brazil and Asia

Prodalim has been providing solutions to blue-chip customers for over 30 years 
Name
Seven Refractories 

Sector
Refractory Materials

Headquarters    
Divača, Slovenia
Seven Refractories is a leading monolithic refractories manufacturer with an impressive growth story. Seven Refractories is a global leader in the research and development of environmentally friendly refractory products. It has production plants located in Europe, India and Kazakhstan and representative offices in more than 10 countries  
Name
MyMoneyMantra

Sector
Financial Services

Headquarters    
New Delhi, India
MMM is India’s largest & fastest growing personal finance origination & distribution platform 

MMM's platform and infrastructure provides an end-to-end “beyond digital” service allowing millions of consumers, thousands of independent financial brokers and +125 financial institutions to efficiently select financial products and conduct business. It has a presence in more than 380 locations across India
Name
Brookhouse Aerospace Ltd

Sector
Aerospace 

Headquarters    
Darwen, United Kingdom
Brookhouse is a long-established manufacturer of specialist aerospace composites, metalics and treatment solutions to the major Tier 1 and prime manufacturers in the UK and European aerospace market

Vaalon led the acquisition of Brookhouse from a NYSE-listed aerospace group
Name
Getronics

Sector
ICT

Headquarters    
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Getronics is a global ICT business that provides end-to-end ICT solutions and support services to its mid to large cap client base operating globally

Vaalon was part of a consortium that acquired Getronics from its lenders
London
Ariel House
74a Charlotte Street
London, W1T 4QJ
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 203 314 4003
Rotterdam
Fascinatio Boulevard 764
2909,VA
Capelle aan den IJssel
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 104 512 113
Geneva
Rue du Rhône 118
1204, Genève
Switerland
 Tel: +41 22 718 7200