Trustnet invests in small enterprises active in a broad spectrum of industrial sectors.

The more significant criteria followed in the investment opportunity selection process include:

  • Focusing on healthy private businesses with revenues ranging from € 3 m to € 30 m
  • Identifying companies with a strong competitive positioning.
  • Giving preference to industrial sectors characterized by a significant growth potential through internal development or acquisitions.
  • Focusing on the experience/skills of the entrepreneur and of the management team.

Trustnet does not invest in start-ups or business turnarounds.

 

Trustnet particular focus of interest in the following markets:

 

i) Industrial product manufacturers with the following characteristics:

  • Market leadership in a niche or expanding market segment
  • Branded products with strong market awareness
  • Multiple channels of distribution (direct, distributor, catalog, etc.)
  • Proprietary, company-owned product designs
  • Revenue of € 3 – € 30 million and a history of profitability

Sample company types include capital equipment manufacturers, material handling products, packaging products and packaging equipment manufacturers, and building products.

ii) Value added distributors with the following characteristics:

  • Market leadership in a niche or expanding market segment
  • Source of consolidated supply for a large number of products
  • Large, fragmented customer base that relies on distributor for products and service
  • Sells owned and distributed product
  • Leverages systems to improve service, delivery and profitability
  • Service component of sale protects business from digital disintermediation
  • Revenue of € 3 – € 30 million and a history of profitability

Sample market of interest include value added distributors in the industries as varied as fashion products, gardening seeds, beekeeping products, and eyewear.

iii)  Niche product or service companies with the following characteristics:

  • Market leadership in a niche or expanding market segment
  • Branded products or services with strong market awareness
  • Located in/around Norther Italy
  • Revenue of € 5 – € 15 million and a history of profitability

Sample markets of interest include automotive or motorcycle parts, consumer products or services, car wash equipment and operators, B2B or B2C niche rental businesses, financial technology and applications, among others.

We take a long-term investment approach focused on creating growth and value over time…
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