CIM Capital

CIM Ventures

TEAM CIM VENTURES
CHANGE - INVEST - MANAGE

NOTHING VENTURED, NOTHING GAINED.

Our efforts are designed to change course. Our hands-on approach means decisions get actioned. Based on a proven track record in top-tier management, experienced in:

  • Strategy, market orientation and sales
  • Finance and budgeting
  • Purchase, supply chain and resource planning


We have the ability to act quickly. Driven by partnership and entrepreneurship,for the maximization of shareholder value. 

At CIM, we are committed to provide tailored finance solutions for companies across a broad range of industries. CIM owns funds and has a network of investors to provide the best financial solution, case by case.

HOW WE WORK

Change - OPERATIONAL CONTROL

Change of course to bring comfort back to every stakeholder

  • Unburdening and stabilising the company
  • Increasing awareness of budget control
  • Revitalising the working environment
  • Aligning and optimising costs in line with continuous change
  • Providing hands-on support in the daily execution of business processes
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invest - Bridging the financing

During phase of distress:

  • Manage defects on margin
  • Cash flow and working capital management

During phase of stability:

  • Injection of bridging capital
  • Gain creditor’s trust

During phase of break through:

  • New capital to strengthen balance structure
manage - redirecting towards growth
  • Supporting management in addressing the most urgent business needs
  • Taking on temporary operational functions as needed during the distress phase
  • Bringing in the necessary know-how and management capacity
  • Once stabilised and organised, self-reliant management is expected
  • Professionalisation of business structure to guide the company as needed
  • Buy and build strategies can be explored if necessary

CURRENT INVESTMENTS

Neckermann

The Neckermann brand was put on the map by Wim Desmet, who became the first Belgian franchisee of the German tour operator in the 1970s.

Neckermann sells mainly classic sun holidays from tour operators such as Corendon and Sunweb to the Mediterranean.

MAIN INFO

Investment date: May 2021
Sector: Travel
Employees: 110
Turnover: €….

PORTFOLIO

Veritas

Veritas is a name like clockwork in the retail sector. The 127-year-old Antwerp chain of sewing and fashion shops has been a household name for years. The group has 121 shops in Belgium and six in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. All in all, about 750 people work there on a full-time basis.

MAIN INFO

Investment date: September 2019
Sector: Retail
Employees: 750
Turnover: €72m

CSC Industries
  • Streamline production processes and implement cost control
  • Putting more competitive sales prices in the market
  • Optimise site installation methodology and product range with more focus on promising self-storage market
  • Build new sales team
  • Set up professional installation teams with more formal procedures
  • Financial reporting: cash management and monthly P&L reporting versus budget
JNS Betonboringen
  • Successfully completed a GRP 2 procedure
  • Introduction of warehouse management and optimization of the ERP-system
  • Management structure aligned with company needs
  • A club deal was set up with smart capital
  • Service offerings were expanded 
PILLco medical nv
  • Start-up in the automated medication packaging
  • Supported the CEO with financial plan and funding mix
  • Investment with long-term commitment for financial controlling role
  • Offering a supportive voice in the board of directors

EXIT

Belgian Paper Convertors - EXIT May 2023 to strategic partner
  • Successfully completed a GRP 2 procedure
  • Collective debt reduction was concluded after 6 months, no objections from the government (VAT)
  • Trust with strategic partners was restored, both on the purchase and the sales side
  • Professionalisation of the management structure
  • Attracting a paper trader in the capital to increase available working capital and procurement efficiency
  • Commercial optimisation: IT roadmap

ADVISORY ROLES

CONTACT OUR TEAM

Jef Stalmans

CEO CIM Ventures

Oscar Van Hool

CRO CIM Ventures

Jens Herteleer

Principal - CIM Ventures

Louise Cobbaert

Legal Counsel CIM