Growth and internationalisation
The spearhead of our strategy is growth, in all its facets. Business growth remains the most important value creator for every SME. Depending on the company, this can be achieved organically in the home market or through international expansion or acquisitions. For many of our companies, we aim for a combination of all these facets.
Most SMEs have an excellent product and customer knowledge but sometimes struggle with a few common problems in their business operations. Above all else, our team strives to be a partner in the further professionalisation of:
- Internal systems and processes: IT, HR and organisational structure
- Finance: reporting, KPI’s, control of working capital
- Growth: strengthening existing customer relationships, achieving market expansion
- Innovation: developing USPs, keeping margins sufficiently high
At Down 2 Earth Capital, we do more than just look at spreadsheets. Reporting and figures are important, but we always put people first. The financial health of a company is inextricably linked to its corporate culture.
We believe that a good fit between the company and us as an investor is essential and that mutual trust forms the basis of successful cooperation.
Debt financing is a key contributor to value creation in any private equity context. At Down 2 Earth Capital, we keep the balance sheet realistic to avoid excessive pressure on your company and to sufficiently facilitate all growth opportunities.
As a financial party, Down 2 Earth Capital is a temporary partner; our goal is to enable your company to take the next step in its business growth. We exit the company after a period of 5 to 8 years. Openness and transparency are paramount to us, even in this final stage. The exit strategy is always drawn up in cooperation with management and any other shareholders.