Management buyout and multi-million investment for indoor door specialist Theuma

Theuma announces the completion of a management buyout. Investment fund M80, operating in the Benelux and France, has provided Theuma with a considerable capital investment. The combination of management buyout and investment is intended to provide powerful support for Theuma’s successful development.

With the support of M80, Theuma will continue its formidable development in the Belgian and Dutch new construction and renovation markets where it has already established itself as one of the major players. The medium-term goal is to become the best known brand in the Benelux with a number 1 position in indoor door systems (door and frame sets) for the housing and apartment construction market. Theuma’s distinguishing position in this respect consists of quick and easy to install indoor door sets with accompanying frames, fully tested, certified and finished. Theuma has been a supplier to many salient projects including the NATO head office in Brussels, the Markthal in Rotterdam,  the housing and hotel tower Amsteltower in Amsterdam and Northwest Cambridge in Camebridge.

Proven quality in indoor door sets
Theuma was founded in Belgium in 1962 and has since then built a solid reputation and earned a prominent place as a producer of indoor door sets and technical door sets with fire-resistant, sound-proof and burglar-resistant qualities. Theuma supplies professional construction markets, wood traders, wholesalers, installation companies and door specialists, and works with architects, project developers and housing associations. Theuma’s products find their way into individual homes and apartment complexes, social housing, serviced flats and student residences. Not to mention offices, schools, hotels, hospitals and sports centres.

Quality labels, technology and the environment
Theuma holds internationally recognised certificates for its business operations and products, and complies with all relevant Belgian and Dutch legislation. In accordance with and in anticipation of European directives for CE marking, Theuma’s indoor door systems and frames are already being tested fully assembled. As a result, Theuma will be the first to carry the mark on its product systems once the CE mark takes effect in the industry. The CE mark confirms that the product meets uniform European legal requirements related to things like safety, health and the environment. Theuma is actively pursuing continuous reduction of our operation’s environmental footprint.

Theuma’s Frank Abbeel says:

Theuma’s new management sets itself ambitious goals. With M80’s investment, we are looking forward to achieving them with confidence and enthusiasm. We can build on a rock-solid foundation and reputation when it comes to quick and easy to install indoor door systems and accompanying frames. Their complete finish reduces both costs and stress for our clients.

Peter Maenhout, CEO at M80

Its leading market position and production expertise make Theuma a very interesting investment opportunity for M80. Legislators are imposing increasingly strict quality requirements on the door market and Theuma is remarkably well-positioned to play a leading role in these developments. We are very excited about our partnership with the Theuma management  for further developing the company and leading the way into a new growth phase.

About M80
M80 is a recently founded private equity fund that takes majority and minority positions in businesses across Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and France. Peter Maenhout (formerly with Gimv) is the founder. The investment team consists of entrepreneurs, former CEOs, private equity professionals and digital pioneers. M80 focuses its investment policy on growth businesses in consumer products, healthcare, business services and manufacturing. M80 invests primarily in companies where the investment fund can contribute to digital transformation in order to increase efficiency and revenue.