Avedon supports Pro Industry to accelerate further growth as market leader

Amsterdam / Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands, Tuesday 27 July 2021
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Avedon Capital Partners will support staffing agency Pro Industry in its ambitious growth path as niche market leader. Together with its new partner Avedon, Pro Industry aims to accelerate its organic growth by opening new locations in The Netherlands and Belgium and investing in digitization. The partnership will take place subject to the approval of the competition authorities.

Pro Industry focuses on staffing scarce operator profiles to industrial and manufacturing customers in various end verticals, amongst others pharma, food processing and chemical. The company has over last decade developed in-depth knowledge of its customers’ end-markets and is able to effectively find and match scarce candidates to operator roles. At the same time, Pro Industry offers candidates a wide range of attractive roles via a local, personal approach. In its niche, Pro Industry is the only national player with local presence and over last years it has further developed its strong sourcing and matching capabilities. Since recent years, the company is next to The Netherlands active in Belgium and plans to expand further in both countries.

Building upon its market leadership in staffing of process operators and related jobs, Pro Industry seeks to further grow and professionalize its organization. CEO Henkjan Geerlings: “With Avedon as a partner, Pro Industry has been given the clout to realize the ambition to double in size in the next three years. With this collaboration, we can accelerate investment in innovative IT solutions and expand our network of branches, customers and candidates. This while retaining our unique corporate culture and specialism as a niche player in the manufacturing industry. ”

Ward Masclee, Investment Manager at Avedon Capital Partners: “The growth of Pro
Industry driven by its entrepreneurial culture is inspiring. We are excited to further support Pro Industry on its impressive growth path. With our sector knowledge and value added approach, we believe to be the right partner to support management with the execution of their plan.”

About Pro Industry
Pro Industry is the intermediary where the largest selection of vacancies and job seekers in the manufacturing industry come together. Pro Industry was founded in 2002, is headquartered in Capelle aan den IJssel and has 19 locations throughout the Netherlands and 1 office in Antwerp, Belgium. The Company employs more than 120 FTE and has doubled in revenues in last years.

See also www.pro-industry.nl

About Avedon Capital Partners
Avedon is a leading lower mid-market private equity firm in the Benelux and Germany,
providing capital in partnership with strong founder/owners or management teams that have distinctive and ambitious growth plans requiring a step change. The Avedon team is based in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Düsseldorf (Germany), with managed assets of more than € 1 billion. Through dedicated sector teams, Avedon seeks opportunities in niches within four sectors: (i) Business Services, (ii) Software & Technology, (iii) Smart Industries, and (iv) Consumer & Health. The team has supported 26 growth companies in the fields of strategy, national and international sales growth, human capital and operational improvement and, throughout the cycles, has achieved a strong track record of growth and value creation.
See also www.avedoncapital.com
Media contacts:

Pro Industry:
Henkjan Geerlings (Chief Executive Officer) Tel: +31 (0)85 0190 271
Email: henkjan.geerlings@pro-industry.nl

Gerritjan Eggenkamp (Partner) and Ward Masclee (Investment Manager) Tel: +31 (0)20 5682 626
Email: info@avedoncapital.com