It has been 10 years since Ruben Scholte acquired Daxtrio, his first ever company. He engaged Marktlink partner Jeroen Oldengarm and that went so well that Ruben called on Jeroen again, five years later, in the acquisition of Mediost. This year, he took on the role of seller: Daxtrio and Mediost, two businesses under the umbrella of Scholte Medical, a full-service distributor of premium medical equipment and supplies, joined OptiGroup.
“It was a laid-back sale process and it went very well. I knew what was coming and it is great that the lines to the dealmakers were always open,” Ruben Scholte looks back on the sale of his company. “It was like that 12 years ago, when I was looking for my dream business and came knocking on Marktlink’s door. At the time, I found their entrepreneurial approach unique: no wait-and-see, but go for it, as entrepreneurs do. Marktlink is a professional player with a huge network, which increases the chances of a good match.”
Joining an international business
And again the deal team managed to meet Ruben Scholte’s request. The fact that they have known each other such a long time, is a real bonus for Jeroen Oldengarm. “It is a great compliment when a satisfied client comes back to you. Over the past years, we always stayed in touch and I always kept an eye out for suitable propositions. As Ruben himself was approached time and again, he began to seriously consider joining an international business. And so we got back to work.”