Gate Invest invests in Precedence
With Precedence, investment fund Gate Invest expands its consultancy portfolio. Precedence is specialized in streamlining business architecture processes, management and digital transformations for leading organizations across the world.
Per September 7, 2020, Gate Invest became a shareholder of the consultancy firm. The management of Precedence will remain shareholder and also operationally involved. The management team of Precedence is led by Roy Goverde, Mark Cloesmeijer and Anouk Klinkers. They will continue to lead the company’s development in the future.
“Our company is ready for the next phase. For quite some time, we have been looking for a partner who fits our culture and can help us grow”, says Mark Cloesmeijer. “Gate Invest has the experience and expertise we need to expand, in back-office support, operations, HR and sales. By partnering up, we can offer our people more opportunities to grow and make an even bigger impact on the organizations we work with, now and in the future.”
The Gate Invest team is pleased with the partnership. Paul Vermaat: “The entrepreneurs behind Precedence have built a wonderful company. Precedence is a great match: we share the same DNA. With our expertise, entrepreneurial experience and extensive network, we are able to give Precedence just the boost they need. The market in which Precedence operates offers many opportunities for the future. We are looking forward to growing together.”
Based in Utrecht, investment fund Gate Invest was founded in 2016 by entrepreneur Paul Vermaat. The fund focuses on medium-sized companies with a clear growth perspective. As an entrepreneurial investor, the Gate Invest team expands these companies together with their entrepreneurs and management teams. Among others, Gate Invest invests in Lunch Garden, one of the best-known restaurant chains in Belgium, and FysioHolland, a The Netherland’s largest physiotherapy provider. The fund also invests in AevesBenefit, a consultancy agency in procurement, and in CAG Group, specialized in testing, inspecting and certifying water and air quality.
With its roots in Maastricht, Precedence was founded in 2009 by Roy Goverde and Mark Cloesmeijer. With around 40 employees, Precedence is active in digital transformation projects in the Netherlands and abroad, particularly in the field of process architecture, process management and process design. Amongst others, Precedence is active in the telecom sector, automotive, government, banking & finance and pharma & healthcare.