Schelstraete Delacourt strengthens executive search services in the Netherlands with the acquisition of TopProfile Executive Search

Schelstraete Delacourt strengthens executive search services in the Netherlands with the acquisition of TopProfile Executive Search

InterSearch member in Benelux, Schelstraete Delacourt is active in executive search for C-level profiles, advice to boards of directors, and assessments. The company takes a personal approach, which enables it to gain insight into the specific needs of its clients and offer efficient solutions. The company has offices in Brussels, Ghent, Amsterdam and Luxembourg, with 35% of its turnover coming from pan-European assignments. In addition to the strong organic growth that Schelstraete Delacourt has been able to achieve since its foundation in 1990, the group has sought external reinforcements in order to further drive its growth ambitions. This strategy brought the Belgian investor KeBeK Private Equity on board in 2021, with a view on developing new services, attracting new partners and strengthening the group’s position in Europe. Minds&More already joined the group earlier this year. Minds&More is a fast-growing player in terms of interim recruitment and project management in the areas of Marketing, Sales &Transformation.

With over 15 years of history, TopProfile Executive Search is a renowned player in the Dutch market. With a driven team of highly experienced consultants, they assist their clients nationwide in a broad range of executive searches.

Both Schelstraete Delacourt and TopProfile Executive Search focus on strengthening organisations by building outstanding leadership teams. Through this approach, they strengthen their clients and ensure that strategic objectives can be achieved. With the transaction, the group strengthens its position in the Dutch market. With 65 staff members and offices in Ghent, Brussels, Luxembourg, Amsterdam and Venray, the group generates a turnover of €32m.

Vanessa Delacourt, CEO: “We are delighted with the acquisition of TopProfile Executive Search in the Netherlands. This acquisition is in line with our international growth strategy. With the addition of TopProfile Executive Search, we strengthen our position to serve our local and international clients even better.”

In its current composition, the TopProfile Executive Search team will continue to actively pursue further growth in the Dutch market and strengthen Schelstraete Delacourt’s position in cooperation with the existing Amsterdam office led by Client Partner Inez Diepenbach. Olav Vergeldt, Managing
Director of TopProfile Executive Search: “We are very excited about the new phase in the history of our company. With this new partnership, we will be able to serve our current clients even better, especially when it comes to international searches for both permanent and interim positions.”

Frank Schelstraete, Chairman: “With the strategic choice of TopProfile Executive Search, we strengthen our market position in the Benelux. The logical next step in our ambition for further geographical expansion within Europe.”

About Schelstraete Delacourt

The company was founded in 1990 by Frank Schelstraete, and in the past few years it has, under the impetus of Frank Schelstraete and Vanessa Delacourt, grown into a leading player in its sector. From offices in Ghent, Brussels, Amsterdam and Luxembourg, and thanks to a leading role in the
international InterSearch network, the experienced team of 19 partners and research consultants supports an international clientèle in the search for the right local or foreign candidates.


About TopProfile Executive Search

TopProfile Executive Search, founded in 2008, focuses on connecting top executives who want more, with companies that expect more. With its results-driven mentality and personal approach, TopProfile Executive Search goes in search of the suitable position or professional. From its office in Venray, the team of six professionals works daily to serve the Dutch market by filling vacancies at management and board level. TopProfile Executive Search assists its clients in interim positions and salaried positions.


About Minds&More

Minds&More in Zaventem focuses on helping clients develop and implement sales and marketing solutions, improving their performance and strengthening their competitive position. The company works with a pool of experienced interim recruitment managers among its clients, has its own team of specialists in digital marketing services, and also offers specialised training and consultancy services.


About KeBeK Private Equity

KeBeK is an independent Belgian investment fund that participates in solid, medium-sized companies with an identifiable potential for further value creation. KeBeK actively supports the management team of the companies in which it holds an interest in implementing the jointly defined company strategy. KeBeK generally takes out controlling shares, although without playing an operational role. The fund is managed by 4 partners who have been working together for many years and have a proven track record in the private equity sector. KeBeK’s resources come from recognised  institutional investors, family firms and successful entrepreneurs.