Standard Investment is a hands-on private equity firm focused on small and medium-sized enterprises in the Netherlands and Belgium. Through direct operational involvement by Standard Investment, portfolio companies benefit from Standard Investment managers’ expertise and experience to grow, professionalize and/or restructure.

On 1 April 2015, Standard Investment together with management acquired all the shares of Synres B.V. from Koninklijke DSM N.V. The interest of Standard Investment in the company stems from the vision that Synres as part of a corporate received too little focus, whereby significant potential remain for commercial and operational improvements. There may be better product-market combinations to explore and several important investments have been delayed. Furthermore, the carve-out from DSM creates the opportunity to build a strong independent and entrepreneurial company.