Bluecrux sold a substantial stake to Down2Earth Capital
Bluecrux, the result of a 2015 merger of two specialised consulting companies that started their activities in 2011, is currently organised around two mutually enforcing business models : Consulting and Products. Bluecrux is offering Supply Chain (SCM) and Operations Consulting, leveraging on in-house developed methodologies, mainly focussing on life sciences, process industries and manufacturing companies. The consulting activities, often with longer time clients, combined with internal R&D-activities have resulted in co-created cloud based solutions (current Products : Binocs and LightsOutPlanning) that show substantial market potential. More cloud based solutions – originated in the innovation-driven co-creative culture of Bluecrux – are in different stages of development. Both Bluecrux’s consulting services (today about 75% of sales) and its productized solutions are interlaced with digital & Industry 4.0 concepts such as big data analysis, smart algorithms, simulation techniques and artificial intelligence. Bluecrux has a strong and rapidly growing blue chip client base in EMEA with recurring business from longer term customer partnerships. Bluecrux generates approximately 12 MEUR in sales (about 60 people) with 30%+ EBITDA-profitability. Strong balance sheet, no financial debt. The stand-alone business plan foresees substantial growth in the coming years, with an increasing Products component. As the SCM-market is gaining momentum and Bluecrux is at a crossroad, the current management-owners have decided (and mandated VD&P) to search for a suitable strategic partner to boost growth internationally.
VD&P Corporate Finance
VD&P stands for Value Driven People (VD&P), is a leading Belgian corporate finance boutique that was founded in 1995. VD&P has been successfully assisting its clients, companies and their current and future shareholders, in corporate finance projects such as: mergers & acquisitions, buy-outs and divestitures; public and private placements; financial and strategic advice. More specifically, we have been guiding companies through all stages of their growth path. VD&Ps expertise is based on a firm grasp on all the knowledge areas of corporate finance and years of experience in a wide range of industries and projects. The heart of our services is a personal and professional approach with a strong focus on result.