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Supply chain improvement : Bold’s fact- and data-based approach

Very often, supply chain issues become apparent in poor customer service levels, with customer complaints, missing or poor forecasts, the wrong or too much stock, inefficient production lines, too many change-overs, inadequate production and/or stock planning, or processes that are too labour-intensive. There often also seems to be a disconnect between the marketing & sales and the operations departments, even though everyone is trying really hard. If this is the case and if, at the same time, there’s a lack of adequate (tactical and operational) management information, it’s time to step aside and review your supply chain from a different, Bolder angle.

Supply chain improvement : Bold’s fact- and data-based approach

Supply chain improvement : Bold’s fact- and data-based approach

Very often, supply chain issues become apparent in poor customer service levels, with customer complaints, missing or poor forecasts, the wrong or too much stock, inefficient production lines, too many change-overs, inadequate production and/or stock planning, or processes that are too labour-intensive. There often also seems to be a disconnect between the marketing & sales and the operations departments, even though everyone is trying really hard. If this is the case and if, at the same time, there’s a lack of adequate (tactical and operational) management information, it’s time to step aside and review your supply chain from a different, Bolder angle.

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Outsourcing : opportunity or threat

Outsourcing : opportunity or threat

At a certain point, most companies face the choice of whether or not to outsource their IT, HR or finance processes to a shared service centre (SSC). It’s important to ask several questions before proceeding

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Bold Capital Management involved as advisor to Wadinko (Tielbeke)

Bold Capital Management involved as advisor to Wadinko (Tielbeke)

Wadinko announced that on 26 januari 2018 they acquired a 30% stake in Tielbeke Transport. Tielbeke Transport is a provider of distribution, transport and warehousing services to a wide range of clients in north- and east-Netherlands.

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Inge Ligthart joins Bold Capital Management

Inge Ligthart joins Bold Capital Management

We are pleased to announce that Inge Ligthart has joined Bold Capital Management as Partner per 1 May 2018

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BCM involved as advisor to De Hoge Dennen Capital (Menken Keuken)

BCM involved as advisor to De Hoge Dennen Capital (Menken Keuken)

A majority stake in Netherlands-based De Menken Keuken has been acquired by private equity firm De Hoge Dennen and Bold Capital Management was involved as advisor.

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Women at work - Gender diversity is a mind set

Women at work - Gender diversity is a mind set

Challenge for the coming years is to improve diversity in companies, their corporate boards and management teams. The big question is why should companies invest their time and resources on such topic as there is no sense of urgency but is imposed by government regulations.

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Petra de Wild joins BCM as partner

Petra de Wild joins BCM as partner

Petra has been an associate Partner at Bold Capital Management since 2015 and has been involved in several projects we have done for our clients in the recent years

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Bert Bruggink, Bart Heijermans and Michiel Jaski join the Advisory Board of Bold Capital Management

Bert Bruggink, Bart Heijermans and Michiel Jaski join the Advisory Board of Bold Capital Management

We are proud to announce a strong and highly experience Advisory Board for Bold Capital Management.

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Transaction experience used to successfully transform and achieve significant performance improvement

Transaction experience used to successfully transform and achieve significant performance improvement

Companies’ increased interest in improving their performance and optimising their cost structures has received significant attention over the recent years of financial crises.

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Comprehensive communication, an essential part of any successful transformation

Comprehensive communication, an essential part of any successful transformation

Comprehensive communication is an essential part of any successful transformation and, as such, I’d like to share some best practices which, in my opinion, will help every executive to ‘get it right’.

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Alexander van der Hooft joins Bold Capital Management

Alexander van der Hooft joins Bold Capital Management

We are pleased to announce that Alexander van der Hooft will join Bold Capital Management (BCM) as a Partner per 1 March 2018

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Martijn Laarhoven joins Bold Capital Management as Partner

Martijn Laarhoven joins Bold Capital Management as Partner

We are pleased to announce that Martijn Laarhoven will join Bold Capital Management (BCM) as a Partner per 1 February 2018

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Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

best wishes from the BCM team for the holiday season and 2018

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You don’t need to aim for the gold to be a winner

You don’t need to aim for the gold to be a winner

Google, Spotify, AirBnB, Facebook: all companies that are seen as winners in the current economy and mostly people see them as companies that are top of the bill in the area of data. Which is true, but .........

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Bold Data Solutions – a new Bold initiative

Bold Data Solutions – a new Bold initiative

Introduction to Bold Data Solutions, a new Bold initiative by Bold Capital Management. Read the introduction blog by Klaas Wagenaar.

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Tijs Rokers joins BCM as partner for Bold Data Solutions

Tijs Rokers joins BCM as partner for Bold Data Solutions

We are pleased to announce that Tijs Rokers will join Bold Capital Management as Partner for developing the Bold Data Solutions practice, effective 1 January 2018.

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Rethinking restructuring

Rethinking restructuring

I am truly flattered to be nominated by the Dutch corporate, banking and private equity stakeholders as one of the six ‘best restructuring advisors’ (as part of the M&A Awards 2017). Last year’s nomination came out of the blue and now being nominated for the second time in a row has triggered some reflection on my part, which I would like to share with you.

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Bold Capital Management involved as advisor to Wadinko (Auping)

Bold Capital Management involved as advisor to Wadinko (Auping)

Wadinko announced that on 7 November 2017 they acquired a minority stake in Royal Auping from NPM. Royal Auping is a company active in the production and international distribution of design boxsprings, beds and matrasses and is based in Deventer, The Netherlands. Bold Capital Management acted as financial and tax due diligence advisor to Wadinko during the acquisition.

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Klaas Wagenaar nominated Best Restructuring Advisor by M&A Awards 2017

Klaas Wagenaar nominated Best Restructuring Advisor by M&A Awards 2017

Bold Capital Management's Klaas Wagenaar is nominated by M&A Awards as Best Restructuring Advisor.

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Bold Capital Management involved as advisor to Wadinko

Bold Capital Management involved as advisor to Wadinko

Wadinko announced that on 6 October 2017 they acquired a minority stake in Tolsma-Grisnich. Tolsma-Grisnich is a company offering integrated solutions to worldwide customers in the ventilation, cooling, cleaning, transport and sorting of potatoes, onions and carrots based in Emmeloord, The Netherlands. Bold Capital Management acted as financial and tax due diligence advisor to Wadinko during the acquisition.

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BCM appoints Henk Roerdink and Jeroen van der Neut as Practice Leaders

BCM appoints Henk Roerdink and Jeroen van der Neut as Practice Leaders

Given the continuous demand for our services and growing customer base we are happy to announce that as of 1 October 2017 Henk Roerdink and Jeroen van der Neut will be our practice leaders for Transaction Services and Transformation Services.

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BCM involved as advisor to De Hoge Dennen Capital

BCM involved as advisor to De Hoge Dennen Capital

De Hoge Dennen announced on 27 September 2017 that it acquired a minority stake in Probo. Probo is a Dokkum, Netherlands-based printing company (size: €30m sales in 2017 and 220 FTE staff). Bold Capital Management acted as financial due diligence advisor to De Hoge Dennen during the acquistion.

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It's time to rethink your offshore production strategy

It's time to rethink your offshore production strategy

For decades now, global manufacturing companies have been moving to the Far East, with China absorbing most of these activities. And the results are clear: approximately 100 million people are employed in manufacturing in China (in the US, the number is around 12 million), and the sector accounts for almost 36 percent of China’s gross domestic product. China accounted for just 3 percent of the world’s manufacturing output in 1990. In April 2016, China produced almost a quarter of the world’s manufacturing output, including 80 percent of all air conditioners, 71 percent of all mobile phones, and 63 percent of the world’s shoes...

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Holiday blues  // Scan // Advise // Optimise

Holiday blues // Scan // Advise // Optimise

Like most of us, you are probably looking forward to a well-deserved holiday. A time away from the office, to spend with family or friends. Whether it is abroad, or within your own country. You probably already made your holiday plans months ago. The anticipation of looking for a destination, and making the booking, is half the fun. As your holiday draws nearer, your mind will begin to wander off with happy holiday thoughts more and more often. When you’re all set to go, you realise that there’s some practicalities you must take care of first.

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Recent developments in Dutch healthcare sector

Recent developments in Dutch healthcare sector

The healthcare sector in general and Verpleging Verzorging en Thuiszorg in particular, face enormous financial challenges. The sector organization (Actiz) as well as the banks (NVB) are very concerned and recommend management to focus on operational performance, cash management and a sound financing strategy which should lead to improved business planning. Strong and visionary management is crucial in this process.

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BCM corporate video

BCM corporate video

A picture is worth a thousand words ..... which makes you wonder what a corporate video could express. We have decided that it was #timetobold Enjoy our corporate video and we welcome your feedback and thoughts

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Sander Huijer joins Bold Capital Management

Sander Huijer joins Bold Capital Management

We are pleased to announce that Sander Huijer will join Bold Capital Management as Senior Manager effective May 2017. Sander Huijer is a finance professional with more than 5 years of business experience in M&A/Transaction advisory and business control. Sander has been involved in valuation, buy-side, sell-side and (re)financing due diligence investigations for several SMEs and private equity firms in Europe.

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Impression of our BCM Client & Partner event

Impression of our BCM Client & Partner event

Impression of our BCM Client & Partner event On Wednesday 29 March 2017 we had our first Client & Partner event in Amsterdam. Our keynote speakers Ralph Hamers (ING Group), Michiel Jaski (Grontmij) and Bart Heijermans (DeepOcean) inspired the audience with their view on bold transformations within their organisations

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BCM involved as M&A expert in Stedin sale of CityTec to Strong Root Capital

BCM involved as M&A expert in Stedin sale of CityTec to Strong Root Capital

Stedin Groep announced that CityTec was acquired by Strong Root Capital. Bold Capital Management was involved as M&A expert in preparation and execution of the sale. It acted as financial due diligence and corporate finance advisor during the auction process on behalf of Stedin Groep.

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Petra de Wild joins Bold Capital Management as Associate Partner

Petra de Wild joins Bold Capital Management as Associate Partner

We are pleased to announce that Petra de Wild has joined Bold Capital Management as Associate Partner effective March 2017. Petra has worked in a large variety of industry sectors, both in a local as well as in an international setting, in the past she has served an in-house counsel for organizations like Atos Origin and Deloitte

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Jeroen Ewalts joins Bold Capital Management

Jeroen Ewalts joins Bold Capital Management

We are pleased to announce that Jeroen Ewalts will join Bold Capital Management as Director effective 1 February 2017. Jeroen is a financial & transaction professional with substantial expertise in due diligence, leveraged finance, financial (re)structuring and private equity, which he will leverage across multiple of our offerings.

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2017 it's time to be bold | new year | new name | new office

2017 it's time to be bold | new year | new name | new office

A new year coming up and for us a time to be bold, with a new name and a new office

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Blue capital management one of the advisors to deepocean

DeepOcean, a leading provider of subsea services for the oil & gas and renewable industries, announced today a new majority owner in the company.

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Jeroen van der Neut joins Blue Capital Management

Jeroen van der Neut joins Blue Capital Management

We are pleased to announce that Jeroen van der Neut will join Blue Capital Management as Partner for the business services industry effective 1 January 2017.

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Debtwire Benelux Debt Finance Forum 2016 with Didier Simons partner BCM as panel member

Blue Capital Management Partner Didier Simons acted as panellist at the Debtwire Benelux Debt Finance Forum 2016 in a panel with as topics: “How changes to the Dutch insolvency law will change the domestic restructuring landscape; factors driving distressed opportunities and likely sources of supply.”. In addition the Royal Imtech bankruptcy was discussed.

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Harold Roelofs joins Blue Capital Management

We are pleased to announce that Harold Roelofs has joined Blue Capital Management as Associate Partner effective October 2016. Harold focuses on operations, supply chain and procurement improvement, lean, six sigma, cost savings and outsourcing to Low Cost Countries.

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Preventing effective customer ownership

Is the number of points of contact in your sales process preventing effective customer ownership?

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Should your CFO bother about employee benefits?

Should your CFO bother about employee benefits?

Should your CFO, head of tax and general legal counsel bother about employee benefits? “Of course!” will be the most likely response: the CFO should know about the financial impact of the different pension and benefit schemes, the head of tax should know about current and future tax implications and the general legal counsel should know about the structure of such plans, in particular related to disclosure from a compliance and legal perspective.

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What is keeping midsized companies busy these days

What is keeping midsized companies busy these days

This question seems to be cropping up more and more in our conversations with customers and other interested parties. The financial media tends to focus on blue chip companies, almost ignoring midsized international operating companies which, by the way, are almost all privately owned.

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BCM delivers on promise!

On June 30, 2015 Blue Capital Management was able to close 2 landmark M&A-transactions concerning non-performing and non-core assets in France. Both entities were subsidiaries of Dutch based international operating Groups.

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BCM Lead advisor in Grontmij French divestitures

Today Grontmij NV announced the divestment of all its remaining French activities (see press release). Blue Capital Management was from early 2014 involved as lead advisor for Grontmij NV for this transaction, which has led to the successful sale of Parera as announced on April 1st 2015 and today's announcement with respect to the sale of the remaining French activities.

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It's time for management to recognise serious distractions

It's time for management to recognise serious distractions

Eastern Air Lines Flight 401, carrying 163 passengers and 13 crew members, left New York's JFK Airport on Friday, 29 December, 1972 at 9:20 p.m., en route to Miami International Airport. The flight was routine until 11:32 p.m., when the plane began its approach into Miami International Airport.

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Human Factor as the contributor to value creation

It’s time to embrace the Human Factor as the contributor to value creation, rather than seeing it as a cost or cash-out item! What makes employees different from financial stakeholders? Employees are the “brains and the muscles that make the company run” while financial stakeholders provide the means for the company’s value creation.

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Aspiring a higher level when cycling a gran fondo (and running a business)

Aspiring a higher level when cycling a gran fondo (and running a business)

I trust several readers of this blog have heard of gran fondos or cyclo sportives: one-day events where up to 10,000 riders participate in a long-distance bicycling event, in which riders are individually chip-timed and have the right of way at all intersections, typically involving 120-200km with 2,000-4,000m of vertical climbing. Famous gran fondos include the Marmotte, the Maratona dles Dolomites, the Ötztaler Radmarathon, the Eddy Merckx and l’Etape du Tour.

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13-week cash flow forecast key for financial dashboard

13-week cash flow forecast key for financial dashboard

It’s time to have a 13-week cash flow forecast as the central instrument on your dashboard! When starting to learn how to pilot an aircraft, it’s all about watching what’s going on outside the cockpit or flying by Visual Flying Rules (VFR), learning how to adapt your steering in relation to the horizon.

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Put sales back at the top of the CEO agenda

Put sales back at the top of the CEO agenda

The first signs of a potential economic recovery are emerging in certain early-adapting sectors, and here at Blue Capital Management we are starting to receive more requests for sales optimisation support from our interim sales experts. It seems now is the time to go on the ‘offensive’ again, putting more emphasis on sales and sales management. However, this might sound easier than it is.

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Denkende doeners

Denkende doeners

Jeroen Piersma en Pim Kakelbeke schreven een lezenswaardig artikel in het FD van 10 oktober jl naar aanleiding van het faillissement van Boer&Croon waar ze ingaan op de noodzaak van verandering van de sector. Ze wijzen daarbij terecht op de concurrentie met grote internationale advieskantoren en dat de hoge tarieven van adviseurs niet meer geaccepteerd worden.

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