Mission of Ackermans & van Haaren

Our mission is to create shareholder value through long term investments in a limited number of strategic participations with growth potential on an international level.



  • an independent and diversified group
  • led by an experienced, multidisciplinary management team
  • based upon a healthy financial structure to support the growth ambitions of the participations

Long term perspective

  • clear objectives agreed upon with the participations
  • responsibility of the participations for their own financial position
  • strive for annual growth in the profits of each participation and in the group as a whole
  • focus on growth sectors in an international context

Proactive shareholder

  • involvement in selecting senior management and defining long-term strategy
  • permanent dialogue with management
  • monitoring and control of strategic focus, operational and financial discipline
  • active support to management for specific operational and strategic projects



Kaft geschiedenis

A detailed description of the history of Ackermans & van Haaren has been published in the book "Ackermans & van Haaren: A familial group with international ambitions (1876-2007)".

- The familiy years

- The stock exchange years