Schönes Leben Group acquires care specialist compassio
14 12 2017
Schönes Leben Group, a subsidiary of independent private equity company Waterland, has purchased Ulm-based care specialist compassio – operator of currently 28 care homes for elderly people with 3,058 spaces in southern Germany.
Martin Braun-Gruppe has signed a sale and purchase agreement with Waterland Private Equity Fund V for the acquisition of Diversi Foods
13 12 2017
On 6 December 2017, the Martin Braun-Gruppe, which consolidates the consumer baking activities within the Oetker-Gruppe, signed the contract to purchase the Belgian company Diversi Foods from a group of shareholders including the founding families and Waterland Private Equity Fund V. Subject to the approval of the relevant competition authorities, the deal is expected to be complete in the beginning of 2018. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
Alpha Private Equity Fund 7 (“Alpha”) has signed a sale and purchase agreement with Waterland Private Equity Fund IV (“Waterland”) for the acquisition of IPCOM, the leading European insulation solutions provider
15 11 2017
Alpha has signed a sale and purchase agreement with Waterland and its co-shareholders for the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of IPCOM.
Otravo expands in Europe with its acquisition of Lithuanian Interneto Partneris
20 10 2017
Otravo, the parent company of Vliegtickets.nl, Vakantiediscounter.nl and many other online travel brands, is taking over Interneto Partneris. The acquisition of this online travel agent from Vilnius, Lithuania, is an expansion into the Baltic States. It is the third acquisition in a row since the entry of investment company Waterland as majority shareholder in February 2016. Previously, Flygstolen and Vakantiediscounter also became part of Otravo.
Waterland strengthens ATOS clinics by acquiring Fleetinsel Klinik Hamburg
27 09 2017
Waterland Private Equity has expanded its portfolio company ATOS by acquiring Fleetinsel Klinik Hamburg, a speciality clinic with an orthopaedic focus on spinal surgery, sports medicine and vascular surgery. This is the third add-on acquisition for ATOS in under twevele months, having recently acquired Starmed (Munich) and Orthoparc (Cologne). With this acquisition, the speciality clinic group ATOS is further developing its expertise in the field of elective surgery and strengthening its regional footprint.
HealthLink Europe & International acquired by Base Logistics Group
25 09 2017
Base Logistics Group, supported by Waterland Private Equity Investments, has announced the acquisition of HealthLink Europe & International. With offices in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands), Raleigh (USA) and Memphis (USA), HealthLink is a logistics outsourcing partner for life science manufacturing companies. From its offices in The Netherlands and the United States, Healthlink offers support in the field of logistics, order-to-cash and customer service. The activities and strategy of the service provider from ‘s-Hertogenbosch fit well with those of Base Logistics, which strengthens its position in The Netherlands with the acquisition and realizes a strong position in the United States. Both organizations will continue to operate under their own names.
Waterland announces closing of €2 billion for their seventh fund
28 08 2017
Waterland Private Equity Investments is pleased to announce the closing of its seventh institutional fund, Waterland Private Equity Fund VII at €2 billion, less than two months after its initial launch.
Waterland sells stake in direct sales specialist Ranger Marketing
02 08 2017
Waterland Private Equity sells, along with the founders John Keller and Frank Rittmann, its stake in Ranger Marketing to Ströer. The Cologne-based acquirer will continue to support the direct sales specialist to further expand its focus on dialog marketing, adding a new sales channel to its subsidiary Avedo Group.
Zitcom Group and Intelligent join forces
14 06 2017
The Belgian hosting group Intelligent has acquired Zitcom Group, parent company of well-known Danish SME hosting brands such as Wannafind, ScanNet and UnoEuro. Represented by brands such as Combell, Easyhost and Byte, Intelligent is the Benelux market leader for shared hosting for SME customers. With the acquisition of Zitcom Group, Intelligent will also take a market leading position in the Danish SME hosting market in which the group is already active with the DanDomain brand. With the purpose of consolidating Intelligent's Danish activities, the DanDomain brand will be incorporated in Zitcom Group under the management of Zitcom Group CEO, Stefan Rosenlund.
Backed by Waterland, Hanse Orga is implementing the announced growth - three new investments acquired within a week
17 05 2017
Hanse Orga is implementing the announced growth together with Waterland. With Dolphin Enterprise Solutions, the e5 Solutions Group and Tembit Software, the company was able to welcome three new partners in the US and Germany in just one week. Thus, Hanse Orga is pushing ahead with internationalization and is at the same time broadening its range of services. In September 2016, Waterland acquired a stake in the rapidly growing company. The software provider has significant resources for further growth at its disposal. Hanse Orga, headquartered in Hamburg, offers corporate customers software solutions and expertise for areas such as payments, liquidity management, working capital management and treasury. With Soplex, a first reinforcement has already been achieved in November 2016.
ATOS acquires ORTHOPARC Klinik in Cologne, expands its regional focus and thereby continues its acquisitive growth track
24 04 2017
ATOS, a group of specialist orthopaedic clinics, is moving ahead with its growth and expansion strategy announced last summer by taking over ORTHOPARC clinic in Cologne. This new acquisition, plus the already in December 2016 acquired STARMED clinic in Munich, increases its total number of clinic beds by more than 20%. ATOS and ORTHOPARC have agreed not to disclose financial details of the transaction.
Waterland Private Equity invests in the family company Scholt Energy Control (SEC) in Valkenswaard
10 04 2017
Enhesa attracts growth capital from Waterland
07 02 2017
Waterland Private Equity Investments will provide growth capital to Enhesa, a content provider on environment, health & safety regulations (‘EHS’).
Waterland Private Equity Investments opens office in the UK
03 02 2017
Waterland Private Equity Investments has opened an office in Manchester: its sixth office next to Bussum (Netherlands), Antwerp (Belgium), Düsseldorf and Munich (Germany) and Warsaw (Poland). The Manchester office will source direct platform transactions in the lower mid-market with a focus to expand those companies across Europe, in line with the wider buy-and-build strategy Waterland has implemented successfully since the foundation of the firm in 1999.
Waterland Invests in Financial Software Specialist Hanse Orga – Partnership for Growth
11 01 2017
Waterland is investing in Hanse Orga. The holding of the owner family Lindemann and Waterland have now signed an agreement to this end. In the years ahead, the family holding and Waterland will furnish the software provider with substantial funds for further growth. Hanse Orga, headquartered in Hamburg, offers corporate customers software solutions and consulting for areas such as payments, liquidity management, working capital management and treasury. With some 1,200 customers, the company is one of the top performers in Germany. As a highlight, 15 of the DAX-30 companies rely on solutions from Hanse Orga for their own use or as a partner software specialist.
United Petfood attracts growth capital from Waterland
23 12 2016
The Belgian-Dutch holding company Waterland Private Equity Investments will provide growth capital to United Petfood, a specialist in high-quality dry dog and cat food.
Waterland invests in Polish dermocosmetics company L’biotica
27 09 2016
L’biotica, a Gdańsk-based leading Polish dermocosmetics company, owner of the Biovax brand, decided to choose Waterland Private Equity as strategic partner who will support its further dynamic development.
Bosteels Brewery Happy to Announce a Solid Future by Joining the AB InBev ‘Craft & Specialty’ Network
08 09 2016
After seven generations, the Bosteels family is about to transmit the brewery’s legacy and heritage brands with peace of mind. By joining the AB InBev’s ‘craft and specialty’ network, both the Belgian ownership and the future development of the renomated family brewery are secured.
Waterland takes control of Kredyt Inkaso
06 09 2016
WPEF VI ('Waterland') bought 7,911,380 shares of Kredyt Inkaso S.A. in a tender offer, becoming the main investor in one of Poland’s leading debt collection companies with a 61.16% stake.
Waterland moves closer to acquisition of Kredyt Inkaso stake
24 08 2016
Investors holding a total of 61.16% of the shares of Kredyt Inkaso S.A., a leading Polish debt collection company, subscribed to sell their stakes in the first part of a tender offer announced by WPEF VI ('Waterland').
Waterland gets Polish anti-monopoly approval to buy Kredyt Inkaso
18 08 2016
WPEF VI ('Waterland') received unconditional approval from Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) for the acquisition of shares in Kredyt Inkaso S.A. Waterland’s tender offer for 66% of the Polish debt collector, announced in July, was subject to conditions including approval by competition regulators.
Waterland Raises Bid for Kredyt Inkaso to PLN 25 a Share
16 08 2016
WPEF VI ('Waterland') an independent private-equity fund, raised its all-cash bid for Kredyt Inkaso S.A. shareholders by PLN 3 to PLN 25 per share in a tender offer for which subscription starts today.
Waterland Announces Tender Offer for Kredyt Inkaso S.A.
26 07 2016
Waterland, an independent private equity investment group which currently manages EUR 4 billion of investor commitments, announced a tender offer to buy 8,538,095 shares in Kredyt Inkaso S.A., constituting a 66% stake in the Polish debt collection company. The planned purchase will be the first investment platform for the fund in Poland, and its largest investment in this part of Europe.
Fagron NV: Disclosure of received notification
15 07 2016
Pursuant to the Belgian law of 2 May 2007 regarding the disclosure of major shareholdings in listed companies, Fagron received the following notification.
First tranche capital increase of Fagron completed
20 05 2016
Fagron announces today that the capital increase with cancellation of the preferential subscription rights of the existing shareholders (first tranche of the capital increase) of approximately € 131 million has been completed successfully.
Waterland takes stake in Otravo
24 02 2016
Otravo has announced today that Waterland Fund VI is set to take a stake in Otravo Holding. For Otravo, known for its brands Vliegtickets.nl, WTC.nl, Vliegtarieven.nl, Vliegtickets.be and Schipholtickets.nl, the transaction marks the next step in the expansion of its national and international activities.
HistoGeneX attracts capital from Waterland
25 01 2016
HistoGeneX, a laboratory group specialising in research and development of biomarker tests for cancer, secures capital from the venture capital company Waterland to further develop its activities in Belgium and abroad.
Manumixx and Aminolabs have agreed to merge and join forces
15 12 2015
Manumixx (based in Zottegem) and Aminolabs (based in Hasselt) have agreed to merge and join forces.
Waterland provides growth capital to Aminolabs
30 09 2015
Waterland Private Equity will support the growth plans of Aminolabs, a leading European producer of sports nutrition and health supplements based in Hasselt, Belgium.
Waterland sells stake in Swiss SENIOcare successfully to Swiss Prime Site AG
27 08 2015
Waterland sells its stake in the Swiss nursing home operator SENIOcare. Swiss Prime Site AG, which is already active in the segment "Assisted living” with its subsidiary Tertianum group, assumes control of SENIOcare as a strategic investor.
Waterland provides growth capital to Napoleon Games
09 07 2015
Private equity firm Waterland acquires a majority stake Napoleon Games, the Belgian market leader in gaming and sports betting.
The Dutch market leader in high temperature insulation solutions, Insulcon, joins the Ipcom Group
30 06 2015
IPCOM NV, a Belgium based group of European companies specialized in the distribution and conversion of insulation products, has acquired all shares of the Insulcon Group, a leading Dutch manufacturer and distributor of high temperature solutions for the process industry.
Waterland appoints Frank Vlayen as Group Managing Partner/CEO
16 06 2015
Waterland announces the appointment of Frank Vlayen as Group Managing Partner/CEO.
Intelligent Group attract capital from Waterland
15 06 2015
The Belgian-Dutch investment company Waterland Private Equity Investments Waterland) will provide growth capital to the Intelligent Group, the Belgian market leader in developing and providing hosting services.
Waterland announces closing of € 1.55 billion for their sixt fund
16 04 2015
Waterland is pleased to announce the closing of its sixth institutional fund, Waterland Fund VI (“WPEF VI”) at €1.25 billion and WPEF VI Overflow Fund at €300 million, just three months after its initial launch.
Waterland merges MEDIAN and RHM
18 12 2014
MEDIAN Kliniken and RHM Group are to become one company. The result is a hospital group with 72 clinics, about 12,000 beds and approximately 9,500 employees.
Perrigo company to acquire Omega Pharma
06 11 2014
Perrigo Company plc, a leading global provider of "Quality Affordable Healthcare Products," and Omega Pharma NV, one of the largest OTC healthcare companies in Europe, headquartered in Nazareth, Belgium, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Perrigo has agreed to acquire Omega for €3.6 billion, or $4.5 billion
Waterland acquires German clinic operator MEDIAN Kliniken
16 10 2014
MEDIAN expected to experience continued growth particularly in acute neurology, orthopaedics and the private patient segment.
Swegon acquires P. Lemmens
08 07 2014
Investment AB Latour has through its business area Swegon AB signed an agreement to acquire 90 percent of the shares in P. Lemmens, a leading Belgian air handling unit manufacturer, from existing shareholders Waterland and Stephan Lemmens.
Bosteels Brewery attracts capital from Waterland
01 07 2014
Bosteels Brewery, known for Tripel Karmeliet and Kwak, is obtaining capital from the private equity company Waterland, with an eye on further sustainable development of its brewing activities.
LeanApps becomes part of Keylane
02 05 2014
Keylane is acquiring full ownership of LeanApps, a supplier of standard software for life insurance and pension insurance companies.
Quinity and Actuera to continue under joint international ownership: Keylane
30 04 2014
Software specialists Actuera and Quinity are combining their strengths in a joint group with the new name of Keylane.
Waterland announces pricing of its institutional offering of shares in Arseus
08 04 2014
Waterland Fund IV C.V., through its subsidiaries Enhold NV and Supply Holding B.V., announces the successful placement of 8,363,865 existing ordinary shares (the “Shares”) of Arseus NV (“Arseus”), representing 26.67% of Arseus’ currently outstanding capital.
Waterland is investing in the international growth of Quinity
18 03 2014
Waterland, a private equity company from Bussum, is acquiring a majority stake in Quinity, the supplier of standard software for insurance companies.
Waterland appoints Dr. Carsten Rahlfs as Principal
15 01 2014
Waterland announced today the appointment of Dr. Carsten Rahlfs as Principal and Managing Director of the German branch.
Waterland to become the new owner of Attero
09 12 2013
The shareholders’ committee of Attero has agreed to the proposed sale of the company to Waterland Private Equity Investments. The Board and shareholders of Attero expect this to offer good perspectives for the future, continuing along the route that the company has already started out upon of sustainable development, recycling and regional cooperation with its customers.
HealthCity/Basic-Fit once again fully in the hands of the founders
12 09 2013
HealthCity/Basic-Fit, the largest fitness chain in Europe, is once again in the hands of its founders, who have bought back the 50% interest of investment company Waterland.
Waterland has signed an agreement to divest its interest in Senior Living Group to MEDICA
29 07 2013
Waterland has entered into an agreement for the divestment of its portfolio company Senior Living Group to the leading French operator MEDICA, which operates 17.100 beds in both long-term senior care and post-acute and psychiatric care in France and Italy.
Acquisition of United States based Freedom Pharmaceuticals
25 04 2013
Arseus announces today the acquisition of Freedom Pharmaceuticals, a leading supplier of pharmaceutical raw materials, excipients, bases and capsules to independent compounding pharmacies throughout the United States.
Waterland acquires a shareholding in Unimar
18 03 2013
The Dutch-Belgian private equity company Waterland Private Equity Investments (Waterland) is going to provide growth capital to the Unimar group, a leading player in the development and distribution of deep-frozen products for the bakery sector.
Waterland opens second German office in Munich - focusing on southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria
08 11 2012
Waterland has just announced the opening of an additional German office in Munich. The investment company with 2.5 billion euros assets under management currently runs its German operations exclusively from Düsseldorf.
FLEETPRO - River Advice and International Shipping Partners establish the world's leading Passenger Ship Management Company
01 11 2012
FleetPro Passenger Ship Management ("FleetPro") will commence operation on November 1st, 2012, and be the leading independent manager of passenger ships with a worldwide operation in both the ocean going and river vessel markets.
Waterland invests in P. Lemmens Company
14 09 2011
The private equity firm Waterland provides growth capital to P. Lemmens Company, active in the development and production of ventilation and air handling units.
Waterland announces a €1.1 billion final closing for fifth fund
28 07 2011
Waterland is pleased to announce the final closing of its fifth institutional fund, Waterland Fund V (“WPEF V”), at €1.1 billion, just five months after its initial launch.
Waterland invests € 100 million in Sarens
22 07 2011
Sarens, a world leader in the field of crane hire and moving extraordinary loads, has reached agreement with Waterland to invest EUR 100 million in the capital of Sarens over a period of 3 years.
HealthCity breaks through as the European market leader
26 05 2011
HealthCity and Fitness First announce today that they have come to a proposed agreement for the takeover of all 45 Fitness First clubs in France, Spain and Italy. With this proposed takeover, HealthCity becomes a European market leader within the fitness industry.
Ranger Marketing and Waterland planning joint buy & build strategy in the European direct personal marketing segment
18 10 2010
In collaboration with the management team of the Düsseldorf-based company Ranger Marketing & Vertriebs GmbH (Ranger), Waterland is planning to implement a buy & build strategy in the personal direct marketing segment in the future, in order to further extend Ranger's market-leading position in Europe on the basis of organised growth and acquisitions.
Waterland takes a participating interest in Waeyaert-Vermeersch Isolatie
27 08 2010
The Belgian-Dutch venture capital company Waterland will provide growth capital to the Waeyaert-Vermeersch Isolatie group, a Belgian distributor of insulation materials.
BioMCN opens largest 2nd generation biofuel plant
24 06 2010
The Queen's Commissioner of the Province of Groningen, Sir Max van den Berg, together with Rob Voncken, CEO of BioMCN, has officially opened the largest second generation biofuel plant in the world.
Acquisition of VPZ by Aevitae definitive
23 03 2010
The Management Boards of VPZ Assuradeuren BV and Aevitae Group BV/ Aevitae Insurance Services BV signed a letter of intent in which parties expressed their intention to investigate a full acquisition of VPZ Assuradeuren BV by Aevitae Insurance Services BV.
Omega Pharma reaches agreement to acquire an important portfolio of European OTC brands from GSK
15 03 2010
Omega Pharma today announces that it has reached agreement to acquire the previously identified non-core OTC brands of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Europe for EUR 470 million (GBP391 million) in cash. This transaction builds on the recently announced divestment by GSK of certain non-core OTC brands in the USA and Canada, the majority of which was completed at the end of January 2012.
Double gold for A-ROSA Flussschiff GmbH
15 03 2010
A-ROSA AQUA “River Cruise Ship of the Year”/ A-ROSA MIA wins the e-hoi public vote award.
Expansion at A-ROSA Flussschiff GmbH
15 03 2010
A-ROSA Flussschiff GmbH is continuing to expand and, subject to final confirmation of finance expected shortly, is to commission a third luxury river cruiser for its third and newest cruise area.
Sonic Healthcare to acquire the Medhold Group Belgium
05 02 2010
Sonic Healthcare (“Sonic”, SHL.AX) is pleased to announce that it will acquire 100% of the Medhold Group (“Medhold”), based in Antwerp, Belgium.
Fortis Bank Nederland and BGL BNP Paribas finalise sale of Intertrust to Waterland
29 01 2010
Fortis Bank Nederland and BGL BNP Paribas today finalised the sale of Intertrust to Waterland, having received all regulatory and other necessary approvals. The parties already signed the sale- and purchase agreement on 4 September 2009.
GolfRange GmbH acquires Rottbach golf course from Sporthouse.de AG
21 12 2009
The acquisition of Rottbach golf course has enabled GolfRange GmbH to implement the first stage in its new “buy-and-build” strategy.
Transactions between Waterland, Omega Pharma and Couckinvest completed
25 11 2009
Arseus announces today that the transactions announced on 9 November 2009 have been completed.
Omega Phama sells 24.04% interest in Arseus
09 11 2009
Omega Pharma NV, Arseus NV and Waterland Private Equity Investments (‘Waterland’) jointly announce today that Waterland has signed agreements to purchase a minority 25.10% interest in Arseus.
Fortis Bank Nederland and BGL announce the sale of Intertrust to Waterland
04 09 2009
Today Fortis Bank Nederland and BGL announce the sale of Intertrust. Waterland will acquire 100% of the shares in Fortis Intertrust Group Holding S.A.
Management-Buy-Out at A_ROSA Flussschiff GmbH closed with support of Waterland
15 07 2009
World's largest commercial 2nd generation biofuel plant up and running
14 07 2009
After extensive testing and commissioning, BioMCN has successfully started up its 200 kton per annum bio-methanol facility. A proud Rob Voncken, CEO, says: “Although we are still ramping up to reach full bio-methanol capacity, the plant has been running well for a couple of weeks now.
Waterland aquires majority stake in leading German river cruise provider A-ROSA
20 04 2009
Waterland announced today that it acquired a majority stake by supporting a management buy-out of A-ROSA Flussschiff GmbH (A-ROSA), the leading German river cruise operator.
Royal visit to BioMCN
16 04 2009
Waterland joins Econcern in BioMCN with € 36 million investment
05 03 2009
Private equity firm Waterland is pleased to announce it reached a final agreement with sustainable energy company Econcern about participation in BioMCN in Delfzijl, the Netherlands.
Waterland sells market leader in dental technique
27 08 2008
After an extremely competitive sales process participated in by 30 potential buyers, Excent was sold for an above average multiple to the combination of De Hoge Dennen Capital and Friesland Bank Investments.
Waterland acquires majority stake in German golf court operator GolfRange
08 07 2008
Waterland announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in GolfRange, the fastest growing concept in the German golf market.
GlobalCollect announces investment by general Atlantic
23 07 2007
Waterland Private Equity Investments (Waterland) and Prime Technology Ventures (PTV) announced today that they sold their stake in GlobalCollect, the world’s leading international e-payment service provider, to General Atlantic, a US private equity firm.
Waterland takes a stake in Indicator
21 03 2007
Waterland announced today that it is supporting a management buy-out at Indicator, the Leuven-based publisher of professional newsletters and books aimed at small and medium-sized companies and self-employed entrepreneurs.
Waterland participates in Ortec
07 02 2007
The Belgian-Dutch venture capital company Waterland is to provide growth capital to Ortec NV, a leading Belgian specialist in technical orthopaedics.
Waterland acquires majority stake in Löwen Play
17 10 2006
Waterland announced today that it acquired a majority stake in Löwen Play, Germany’s second largest gaming arcade operator. The new acquisition will serve as a platform for an accelerated growth strategy.
Waterland sells mobility aids provider Harting-Bank to NPM Capital
06 09 2006
Waterland, the investor who focuses on controlling participations in quality companies active in fragmented growth markets, announced today that they sold their stake in Harting-Bank, a leading Dutch supplier of mobility aids and care provider, to NPM Capital, a Dutch private equity firm.
Waterland announces final close on € 400 million
08 05 2006
Waterland, the private equity firm specializing in controlling investments in quality companies in fragmented growth markets to finance organic and acquisitive growth, today announced the final closing of Waterland Fund III (“WPEF III”).