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Business Description

XD Connects is a leading designer and value-added supplier of sustainable business gifts, serving over 5,000 B2B-distributors, mainly in Europe. XD Connects has two main goals: becoming a CO2 neutral company in 2030 through carbon offsetting, and more importantly continuously reducing the CO2 footprint in both its product collection and operations. Headquartered in Rijswijk, the Netherlands, XD Connects operates an inhouse printing and fulfillment center in Romania, as well as a design studio and sourcing office in Shanghai. The company markets its products through a network of sales entities globally, focusing on the European market.




Consumer Goods, Leisure & Retail




Investment Thesis

XD Connects’  strategy is to become the leading sustainable gifts provider in Europe, driven by: (i) continued expansion of the product collection (with a focus on growing the sustainable “Impact Collection”) (ii) expansion of the European sales organization and strengthening the Company’s position in countries where it currently has a lower market share (iii) expanding into new product categories like gift cards and textiles and (iv) the selective consideration of add-on opportunities.

“Rivean has consistently supported us in our journey as a company, offering experience and expertise on topics of both operational and strategic importance. We enjoy working closely with the Rivean team, valuing their pragmatic and no-nonsense approach.“

Albert van der Veen

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