ENGAGEMENT TO UNLOCK VALUE
Niek Hoek on behalf of Brandaris Capital, and Jan-Kees Berkhemer are the founding fathers of SPICE Investments, the first special purpose investment company (“SPIC”) in the Netherlands.
SPICE Investments is another good example of how Brandaris Capital cooperates with different parties to establish innovative investment propositions.
The purpose of SPICE Investments is to pool funds and resources to invest in listed small & mid cap companies and create long term value through active shareholder engagement.
SPICE Investments raises money from private investors to acquire a substantial minority shareholding in fundamentally sound businesses that are often overlooked or misunderstood and, in our view, undervalued due to identifiable, impeding factors or circumstances. In collaborating with their board, management, and other shareholders we intend to bring about change and increase the company’s performance and long-term competitiveness. Hence, by investing in these businesses and properly addressing the impeding factors we can provide an attractive opportunity to unlock value. Regional focus is the Netherlands and Germany, where SPICE Investments benefits from a broad network and intimate knowledge of local cultures, business practices and corporate governance.
Spice Investments is led by Executive Directors Niek Hoek (Brandaris Capital), Jan-Kees Berkhemer and Stephan Nanninga and is supported by Derk Hoek and Govert van der Kamp of Brandaris Capital. For further information please visit the SPICE Investment website: https://www.spiceinvestments.com