Empower leaders to build sizeable assets in the consumer space globally

Brand-minded

Brand-minded

Brands are at the core of our DNA. As an investor, we are ready to invest time and money in building brand equity.

Our team and operational advisors have solid consumer background and experience in branding and marketing, which we actively share with our portfolio companies, including:

  • brand tracking and monitoring tools
  • smart online and offline marketing tactics with proven ROI
  • network of branding, design and digital/media advisors and agencies
Global reach

Global reach

The Verlinvest Group has offices in Brussels, New York and Singapore to look after our investments in Europe, the US, India, South-East Asia and China.

Our sector focus helps us foster a strong network of advisors, talent and strategic buyers in each of these geographies, and many of our investments have benefited from those to expand outside of their domestic market.

Read how Vita Coco has become the global leader in coconut water
Consumer-focused

Consumer-focused

Verlinvest’s background, experience and investment themes are built on a deep understanding of key consumer trends, across markets, offline and online:

  • Digital & E-commerce: Experience, Mobile, Social, Big Data, E-commerce
  • Food & Beverage: Authenticity, Functionality, Natural, Indulgence, Convenience
  • Retail & Hospitality: Ageing population, Health concerns, Well-being, Services, Self-care
Read how Verlinvest is surfing the Chinese online healthcare trend
Operational mindset

Operational mindset

Combining the best of a financial and a strategic investor, our team spends significant time with our portfolio companies on:

  • bringing insights on innovative products and new business models
  • sharing digital and social media best practices
  • creative and effective marketing and sales approaches
  • supply chain and distribution network optimization
  • recruitment and retention of top talent
  • strategic partnerships and M&A
Learn about our involvement as an "hand with" investor in Genius
Flexible investor

Flexible investor

Verlinvest is a diversification vehicle for some of the Belgian families that are part of the AB InBev control group.

As a result, we can take fast decisions, have no upfront constraints on the timing of our investments and exits, and can be flexible in choosing the most optimal financing strategy (size and type of instruments).

This allows us to take a longer-term view than traditional private-equity investors and stay in sync with the company’s funding rhythm and growth path.

Learn about our 13-year buy and build in nursing homes in Belgium