5d Invest BV (“5d”) offers facility services in The Netherlands. The company seeks to accomplish growth through acquisitions and autonomous expansion, in order to establish a nationwide supply of quality services. Écart participates in 5d since August 23, 2007; the management, André Bakker and Buck Jüch, hold a majority stake.
On August 31, 2007, 5d obtained 97.5% of the shares in Fair Group BV. Fair Group provides a broad range of facility services, including security, cleaning, maintenance and business services.
On September 5, 2007 5d acquired the shares in TONED BV (Total Maintenance Nederland). TONED, quartered in Den Bosch, specializes in management, coordination, monitoring and administrative processing of (technical) maintenance tasks. The custom made software developed by TONED, allows clients to adequately streamline and plan their maintenance activities. TONED manifests itself on both the corporate and retail markets. Its clients include Hema, Prenatal, SNS Bank, T-Mobile, Q-Park and Carglass.
Écart supported the growth strategy of the management of 5d through additional investments. Since 2009, Fair Group has achieved – in view of regional expansion – acquisitions of Eerste Veiligheidsdienst, Redon, Securica, SSON, Protect Eye Nederland (security) and Azoden and Ruvo (cleaning and maintenance). As a result of these acquisitions, Fair Group could double its turnover and widen its operating range.
In 2013, the Fair cleaning service was sold to CSU, allowing Fair Group to fully focus on developments in the security industry. On March 31st 2015, also the security activity was sold. The buyer – G4S – is world leader in the field of safety and security solutions. In May 2016, 5d sold the remainder of the activitities, i.e. TONED and Just Check IT.