The strength of the Böschen family is that they have very clear structures in place. “They are a mix of a strategic partner and private equity”, the dealmakers explain. As a family office vehicle for investment, Böschen IT Investment operates with an investment horizon without an exit strategy. There is immediate equity in return once they decide to buy a company. Böschen is an active investor that helps shape long-term strategies and is involved with management and company culture.
Each company that joins Bösschen IT Investment can count on a personal meeting with Harry Böschen sr. “He has every right to be proud of the family story and wants to pass that on to all the parties that commit to the family office”, Jelle and Dave comment. “After the transaction, a company can consider itself a fully-fledged part of the family business. In the IT sector, Harry jr. plays an active part in safeguarding family interests. Kevin, on the other hand, brings a lot of experience from the IT world to the table.”
In a highly competitive acquisition landscape, Böschen and Marktlink have their work – acquiring even more companies through a buy-and-build – cut out for them. “We are convinced that we are going to succeed, together with the Marktlink team”, Harry and Kevin state confidently. “With an understanding of what drives us as entrepreneurs, Jelle and Dave continue to bring us into contact with the right parties. This shows that they know what goes on in the market and who to approach. As an extension of our team, they most definitely add value to achieving our goals.”