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11 september 2020

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Visscher Caravelle is expanding

  On August 26, 2020, the industrial fund participation Visscher Caravelle acquired UGF Sud from Portugal. The accessory activities of UGF Industry (UGF OES) in France were also acquired. Both parts have been added to the VanProtech division of Visscher Caravelle. This division is mainly active in the production of Van Protection Panels and accessories that protect the inside of delivery vans. UGF Sud and UGF OES produce Van Protection Panels for PSA, Opel and Toyota. The combined turnover of these two activities is approximately € 5 million. UGF Sud will continue to manufacture and sell from Portugal as an independent group company. Delivery is made directly to 2 PSA factories in the region. UGF OES will be transferred to VanProtech Poland and fully integrated therein.   With this acquisition, Visscher Caravelle Automotive can expand its Van Protection activities by 70%. It also means a substantial expansion of its customer portfolio within this activity, a great next step in the strategic plan to become the European market leader in Van Protection products for car manufacturers. Anders Invest stepped in 2 years ago to realize these and other growth plans together with the owner's family. The turnover of the company with 1,880 employees worldwide was € 161 million in 2019.   Tiemen van Dijk, CEO of Visscher Caravelle: “As management, we are very happy with this transaction. While the crisis is still under us, Visscher Caravelle has managed to stay on course and that is what makes this transaction possible. We would like to thank all Visscher Caravelle employees for their contribution to this. ”

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Expansion of interest in Brabant Group On July 7, 2020, in accordance with the agreements in the 2017 shareholders' agreement, Anders Invest acquired the shares (30%) held by Dick Ravensbergen and Erik Drijver in the Brabant Group. The industryfund now fully owns the company. At the beginning of June, Dick and Erik stepped down as management and Arie Vergunst became general manager.   In consultation with Dick and Erik and the management team, an experienced successor has been found in Arie Vergunst who will work with the existing management team to continue the developments that the company has initiated in recent years. Arie, former CFO of Royal IHC, has broad experience in general and financial management positions.   Dick and Erik will remain connected to the company as an advisor to ensure a smooth transfer, whereby their knowledge and skills will be of use to the company for a longer period of time.   The Brabant Group has a good reputation and a leading position in the blasting and preservation industry in the Netherlands. In the past challenging months, turnover has also remained at a reasonable level and Brabant Groep is working on fantastic projects. The steel treated by the Brabant Group is used in many different end markets, including shipbuilding, civil engineering and (petro) chemicals.   On behalf of Anders Invest, we thank Dick and Erik for their many years of commitment to the Brabant Group and we look forward to continuing to build this beautiful company together with the new management and all employees.

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07 july 2020

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Anders Invest acquires Vormenfabriek Anders Invest acquired Vormenfabriek from Tilburg in June 2020. Vormenfabriek, founded in 1921, is one of the world's top players in molds for the international food industry. The company has a turnover of € 8-10 million and employs more than 60 people. For Anders Invest it is the 18th participation in its industry fund. Vormenfabriek is one of the world's leading players in the design, development, engineering and production of polycarbonate injection molds, thermoforms and silicone rubber molds for the international chocolate and confectionery industry. The entire design, development and production process takes place in Tilburg. The company supplies its products worldwide and counts the major chocolate producers among its clientele. New shapes are designed in close collaboration with the customer's design and marketing teams. The company also realizes recurring turnover by supplying forms for long-term series. The shares in Vormenfabriek have been taken over from Mr. Rein Nooteboom, member of the second generation of the Nooteboom family who has been a shareholder of the company for 70 years. Anders Invest has acquired the shares together with Mr. Gert-Jan Kloppers, who has acquired a minority interest and will become the general manager of the company. Gert-Jan has extensive experience as a Managing Director in companies with international sales and marketing activities for technical products. The company is characterized by extensive technical expertise and a loyal and innovative team. Anders Invest and Gert-Jan Kloppers look forward to contributing to the future of this beautiful company. Due to the robust business cycle in which the Vormenfabriek operates, it is a good addition to the industrial fund.

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03 july 2020

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Participation Topvorm Anders Invest has acquired 50% of the shares in Topvorm Prefab from Terneuzen. The company has been growing rapidly for 10 years and is one of the leading players in the market for the production of prefabricated roofs for residential construction in the Netherlands. Topvorm realizes a turnover of € 15-20 million and employs more than 90 people. For Anders Invest, it is the 17th investment in its industry portfolio.   Topvorm's core activity is the design and production of prefabricated roofs for new-build homes. The clients consists of renowned construction companies that purchase the entire engineering and production of the roofs from Topvorm. The company has expanded its product range with the production of dormer windows and prefabricated walls. Topvorm has a modern production facility with workstations and production lines where the prefab roofs and roof elements are produced. In our own sawmill, all parts are cut to size according to computer control (CNC).   Anders Invest has taken over half of the shares in the company from the three founders and directors Wim Timmerman, Hans Stoffijn and John Cambeen. In the coming years, they will remain active as members of the board of Topvorm. Despite the short-term challenges, there is a large housing shortage and the long-term prospects for housing construction are good. Anders Invest therefore sees sufficient opportunities to achieve further growth together with the management and employees of the company.

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20 april 2020

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Directors day 2019 The annual Anders Invest Directors Day took place on Thursday 21 November 2019. Around 50 people gathered on the Anderstein estate in Maarsbergen. This time, the day was all about sustainability and good leadership. Frequently discussed topics that we give concrete substance to the companies.nders Invest presented the Inspiration Catalog: an online platform full of example initiatives that companies can take ...

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12 december 2019

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Anders Invest acquires interest in Solex Anders Invest and its Mosman co-shareholders have a controlling interest in Solex Thermal Science Inc. acquired. Based in Calgary, Canada, Solex, like Mosman, is active in the production and sale of indirect bulk heat exchangers. The expertise of Solex and Mosman are combined so that they can achieve optimal performance for their customers.   Solex is a world leader in the development and sale of indirect heat exchangers for bulk bulk goods. In addition to the application in production processes of sugar, oilseeds and fertilizers, Solex has developed heat exchangers for a wide range of other production processes, for example for coffee beans, casting sand and energy storage media. The company has extensive expertise in product development and has a worldwide active sales team.   In its 25-year history, Solex has maintained its position as the market leader in bulk bulk heat exchangers. Due to the increasing attention to energy consumption of the production processes and the desired high quality and consistency of product output, indirect heat exchangers are being used in more and more production processes. In recent years, Solex has invested heavily in the development of its technology for applications in a wide range of bulk bulk materials.   Solex and Mosman will join forces to offer their customers optimal solutions. The locations in Calgary Canada and Haaksbergen Netherlands remain active and the combination of capacity enables Solex and Mosman to better serve their customers with products and services. As a result of the combination of the companies, the production of the heat exchangers will be concentrated in the Mosman facility in Haaksbergen and it is expected that this production location will be expanded.

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09 september 2019

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Anders Invest buys Multideur On 30 August 2019, Anders Invest acquired Multi-Deur Service BV from Zeewolde. Multideur supplies new service doors and also provides service and maintenance for all types of service doors. The company has a turnover of € 5-10 million and employs more than 30 employees.   Multideur is active in comparable business segments such as Stackdoor, located in Harderwijk, which has been part of the Anders Invest portfolio for some time. After the transaction, the integration process of both companies will be started at the Multideur location in Zeewolde. Multideur has traditionally been active in the field of commercial doors and, since its foundation in 1987, has mainly focused on the production of doors, door fittings and the delivery of new commercial doors. In recent years, great efforts have been made to grow the service branch of the company. The company has doubled its sales in the last three years and continues to show solid growth.   Multi-door provides service and maintenance for all types of company doors and has a team of experienced service technicians with extensive expertise. Multi-door is increasingly succeeding in concluding service contracts with large clients in the Netherlands. The new doors business segment is nowadays characterized by the wide range of possibilities in different types of doors. For the standard overhead doors, Multideur has entered into a partnership with Condoor and Multideur is now an important Condoor dealer. The industrial and garage doors that are manufactured and supplied by Multideur itself are mainly doors where a special customer requirement plays a role.   The shares in Multideur are taken over from the current owner, the investment company Waterland Investments BV, which has owned the company since 2016. Maarten Zijlstra, the current director of Multideur, and Johannes de Jager, the operational director of Stackdoor, will form the two-person management of the combination.   Stackdoor and Multideur are active in comparable business and many business processes are similar. Stackdoor produces the unique, patented, safety gate “Stackdoor”, which can be used in any situation due to its minimal installation space and maximum passage height. The Stackdoor stacking gate has been used, among other things, in the market hall in Rotterdam and in the Hoog Catharijne shopping center in Utrecht. Stackdoor is now represented worldwide through a dealer network.   Substantial synergy effects are expected to be achieved by combining Stackdoor and Multideur. Stackdoor can make use of the existing Multideur production location and overhead is shared. Multideur's strategy has been continued and the integration with Stackdoor will not cause any change for Multideur's customers. Stackdoor and Multideur are integrated at the current location of Multideur in Zeewolde. More information about Multi-door can be found on the Multi-door website.

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