Waterland portfolio company Hansefit expands internationally: Leading German network for company fitness joins with Dutch counterpart

09-12-2019

Bremen-based Hansefit, a leading German network for company-based fitness programmes, is joining together with its Dutch peer Bedrijfsfitness Nederland (BFNL). The integration with BFNL marks another key milestone on Hansefit’s path of long-term growth. Together, the two companies can offer their approximately 3,500 corporate customers and their more than one million employees the services of more than 5,000 network partners from the fitness, wellness and health sectors.

“The partnership with BFNL – which, very much like us in Germany, is a leading corporate fitness network within the N [...]  Lire la suite

Waterland Private Equity Investments opens office in Dublin, Ireland

14-11-2019

Waterland Private Equity a le plaisir d’annoncer l’ouverture officielle de ses nouveaux bureaux à Dublin. Il s’agit de la 9e ouverture de bureaux de Waterland, laquelle fait suite à l’achèvement récent du premier investissement de Waterland dans la plateforme irlandaise, SilverStream Healthcare Group, un prestataire de soins résidentiels pour personnes âgées pouvant accueillir 357 résidents dans sept établissements de soins dans la grande zone urbaine de Dublin. L’investissement initial dans SilverStream a été mené par l’équipe Waterland de Manchester.

Plusieurs sociétés du portefeuille de Waterland [...]  Lire la suite

German IT systems provider netgo to enter partnership with Waterland for further growth

08-10-2019

Waterland Private Equity and the founders of German IT systems provider netgo, Patrick Kruse and Benedikt Kisner, are aiming to further accelerate the company’s natural growth. In doing so, the service portfolio of netgo is to be expanded via targeted acquisitions in the highly fragmented German market for IT systems providers, which offers various opportunities for consolidation. The two founders will retain a significant stake in the company and remain on board as managing directors.

netgo, originally founded by Benedikt Kisner and Patrick Kruse in 2007, started as a small IT s [...]  Lire la suite

Within Reach group rebrands to Enreach

26-09-2019

Unified Communications and Collaboration company announces new vision and brand to match Within Reach, the fast-growing European UC provider, announces its new name Enreach with a new brand to match. The group, supported by pan-European investor Waterland, is a leading communications and technology business serving SMEs with intelligent communication solutions.

Enreach’s mission is to give businesses access to the best communication and collaboration tools with an easy, user-centric interface built around their specific needs and systems. The groups products put powerful features in r [...]  Lire la suite

Waterland investit dans Ad Ultima Group et dans Pylades et crée ainsi un partenaire de logiciels d’entreprise avec une connaissance approfondie du marché et un focus sur Microsoft Dynamics et PTC

28-08-2019

La société d’investissement internationale Waterland réunit Ad Ultima Group et Pylades et prend une participation majoritaire dans le groupe combiné. Le groupe réalise un chiffre d’affaires de € 50 millions et compte plus de 350 employés. En tant que partenaire stratégique, Waterland aidera à accélérer la croissance, aussi bien de manière organique que par le biais d’une stratégie internationale de « buy&build ».

Ad Ultima Group et Pylades sont tous deux spécialisés dans l’implémentation de logiciels d’entreprise. Grâce à leur vaste gamme de solutions et de partenariats forts avec Microsoft et PTC, ils acc [...]  Lire la suite

Intersoft Electronics et Advionics attirent le capital de croissance de Waterland

21-08-2019

Waterland Private Equity Investments va fournir un capital de croissance aux sociétés Intersoft Electronics et Advionics (désignées conjointement IE Group), qui comptent parmi les plus grands fabricants et prestataires de services technologiques au monde sur le marché des radars destinés au contrôle du trafic aérien (ATC).

Intersoft Electronics est un fabricant de composants et de logiciels pour les systèmes de radars ATC. Il propose des systèmes de radars à des fins d’essai, ainsi que des améliorations fonctionnelles pour les radars existants, ce qui permet de réduire considérableme [...]  Lire la suite

Waterland portfolio company continues its buy-&-build activities: MEDIAN signs two acquisition agreements in one day

23-07-2019

MEDIAN, a Waterland Private Equity portfolio company and the largest private operator of rehabilitation clinics in Germany, has signed two purchase agreements on 18 July 2019. In doing so, MEDIAN is further expanding its leading position in the market for rehabilitation with Klinik Eschenburg and the Rhein-Reha centre in Düsseldorf. The purchase prices and other financial details of both transactions were not disclosed.
MEDIAN is acquiring the Eschenburg addiction clinic in Germany’s federal state of Hesse (Lahn-Dill district). The clinic offers 87 treatment places and a broad range of [...]  Lire la suite

Waterland’s VivaNeo joins forces with the leading UK IVF Group The Fertility Partnership

11-07-2019

VivaNeo, a fertility clinic group in the portfolio of Waterland Private Equity (“Waterland“), is joining forces with The Fertility Partnership, a portfolio company of Impilo. Based on the original acquisition of Kinderwunschzentrum Wiesbaden (Germany), which Waterland closed in 2011, VivaNeo grew to become one of Europe’s leading operators of clinics offering treatments and associated services in the fertility sector, with 15 locations in Germany, Denmark, Austria and the Netherlands. Currently, the group generates about EUR 50 million in annual revenue. As part of this transaction, Water [...]  Lire la suite

Waterland’s portfolio company coeo Inkasso announces acquisition in Austria – KNP Financial Services to become part of the debt collection group

03-07-2019

coeo Inkasso, a German debt collection agency in Waterland Private Equity’s portfolio, is acquiring KNP Financial Services GmbH. KNP is a leading provider of debt collection services in Austria, primarily providing support to corporate clients in the e-commerce sector. The integration of KNP into coeo Inkasso will grant the Waterland portfolio company access to the Austrian market. The sellers are the two company’s founders and managing directors, Anton Moser and Wolfgang Hetlinger, who will both remain in the management team after the acquisition. Completion of the transaction is subject to [...]  Lire la suite

Additional acquisition for Waterland portfolio company Rehacon: Partnership with fysioconcept

05-06-2019

Waterland Private Equity continues with the Buy & Build strategy for its portfolio company, Rehacon: fysioconcept is the fourth acquisition Rehacon has announced within just a few weeks. With its broad range of physiotherapy services, fysioconcept is one of the most significant providers in the Krefeld area. This partnership is strengthening Rehacon Group’s regional presence in the Lower Rhine area. Furthermore, the Group aims to collaborate with fysioconcept to continue the consolidation of its practice network, to expand its range of services and to enter into additional partnerships w [...]  Lire la suite

Expansion into Scandinavia: Unified Communications group Within Reach acquires ipnordic

11-01-2019

Within Reach, one of Europe’s leading providers of Unified Communications and a portfolio company of the private equity investment firm Waterland, is taking over the Danish telecommunications service provider ipnordic A/S, based in Gråsten. This means that yet another top-ranking company in this sector is joining the only recently formed group, which remains on a sustained growth path. In 2018 the Swyx group, headquartered in Dortmund and with branches in Germany, the United Kingdom and France, joined forces with the Dutch company Voiceworks, and at the same time integrated the French co [...]  Lire la suite

Waterland Private Equity acquires Sandcastle Care in off-market deal

07-01-2019

Waterland Private Equity has acquired childcare services provider Sandcastle Care (Sandcastle).

Operating in the North West of England, Sandcastle provides high quality, highly nurturing residential care for some of the most vulnerable young people in society. The business has been operating small care homes since 2004, and now offers long term therapeutic care across 18 sites.

Sandcastle operates an ‘in house’, proprietary therapeutic care model, providing tailored and consistent care to over 50 young people across Blackpool, Lancaster, Preston and Cumbria.

The deal rep [...]  Lire la suite

Intracto attracts growth capital from Waterland

23-12-2018

Waterland provides growth capital to Intracto, an innovative digital services group in the Benelux, which operates at the crossroads of strategy, creation, marketing and technology.

Intracto was founded in 2005 by Pieter Janssens and has since grown into one of the leading digital service providers in the Benelux. Intracto assists its clients in the digitization of both internal business activities as well as user experiences, through a combination of technical and creative services. The company has offices in Herentals (BE), Antwerp (BE) and ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL) and operates under b [...]  Lire la suite

Hg succeeds Waterland as investor in Combell Group

21-12-2018

Hg today announces that it has agreed to invest in Combell Group (“Combell”), a leader in mass hosting services for SMEs across Europe. Waterland Private Equity exits its shareholding in Combell as part of the transaction.
The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and so will close in the New Year. Terms of the transaction are not disclosed.
Established in 1999, Combell is a leading mass hosting player in Belgium and Denmark, and has growing positions in the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. Combell has over 800,000 SME and SoHo customers and is a one-stop partner for [...]  Lire la suite

Waterland acquires 6 Nordic live entertainment companies and creates independent market leader

12-12-2018

The new independent market leader in Nordic live entertainment – All Things Live – is established with Waterland Private Equity as the majority shareholder following the acquisition of six leading companies ICO Concerts, ICO Management and Touring (Denmark), Friction and Atomic Soul Booking (Norway) as well as Blixten & Co and Maloney Concerts (Sweden). The All Things Live partnership will have combined annual revenue of around EUR 85 million and approximately 70 employees in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

“Together with our great Norwegian and Swedish colleagues, we have created a serie [...]  Lire la suite

Waterland strengthens ATOS clinics by acquiring second leading hospital in Cologne

03-12-2018

Waterland Private Equity has expanded its portfolio company ATOS to include a second location in Cologne. MediaPark Klinik is a premium hospital specialising in orthopaedics, with a focus on fields such as trauma surgery, sports medicine, osteopathy and chiropractic. The acquisition will allow the ATOS group of specialised hospitals to enhance its sports medicine expertise. In combination with its ORTHOPARC Clinic, the addition of MediaPark Klinik also makes ATOS the largest regional provider of specialised orthopaedic surgery.

“MediaPark Klinik is one of the leading specialised o [...]  Lire la suite

Waterland’s Schönes Leben Group expands to Northern Germany

27-11-2018

Waterland Private Equity has expanded its portfolio company Schönes Leben/compassio to include the care specialist A+R Betriebsgesellschaft mbH. The company operates three inpatient nursing facilities, two of which are located north of Hamburg. This is the second acquisition of the group in the month of November.

Following the acquisition of the specialised care home operator Gut Köttenich/Euregio in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia announced last week, Schönes Leben/compassio has added its first two facilities in northern Germany by acquiring A+R Betriebsgesellschaft mb [...]  Lire la suite

Waterland strengthens Schönes Leben by adding Gut Köttenich Group

15-11-2018

Waterland Private Equity has expanded its portfolio company Schönes Leben Group to include Gut Köttenich / Euregio, a care specialist based in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Gut Köttenich Group’s portfolio of services includes inpatient, outpatient and adult day care, as well as assisted living, non-hospital intensive care and meals on wheels.

Following the acquisition of the southern German care specialists compassio in December 2017, Schönes Leben is now expanding into North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state. As a result, the company is taking a further step to [...]  Lire la suite

Waterland exits Infradata to IK Investment Partners

08-11-2018

IK Investment Partners (“IK”), a leading Pan-European private equity firm, is pleased to announce that the IK VIII Fund has acquired a majority stake in Infradata Group (“Infradata”) from Waterland Private Equity Fund V (“Waterland”). Infradata is a leading provider of cybersecurity and secure networking solutions across Europe. Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed.

Infradata was founded in the Netherlands in 2004, where it continues to be headquartered. The company has an additional presence in France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Poland and the US, with ambitious expansion p [...]  Lire la suite

Andreas Helgstrand nominated for Entrepreneur Of The Year

10-10-2018

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the world's most prestigious competitions celebrating those who are best at creating growth in Denmark and globally. The nomination of Andreas for this award is an acknowledgement of his tremendous work with Helgstrand Dressage.

From the early start in 2008, Andreas had high ambitions for Helgstrand Dressage and in just 10 years the enterprise has developed into one of the largest and most innovative firms in its field, resulting in the partnership with Waterland Private Equity this summer. All along, Andreas has dared to think big and this has [...]  Lire la suite

Waterland strengthens its presence in Switzerland with a new office

04-09-2018

Waterland Private Equity expands its Swiss activities with an office in Zurich. This enables Waterland to get closer to Swiss entrepreneurs and local markets. The team will be working closely with the offices in Munich and Hamburg, and will help to continue fostering international growth while leveraging synergies between the locations.

“Switzerland is a highly interesting market, and we are a very attractive growth partner for mid-sized companies in the region. This is demonstrated by our current engagement in Tineo – previously Quickline Business,” says Jörg Dreisow, Managing Partne [...]  Lire la suite

The Gas Tag Group acquires leading gas safety management consultants in multi-million pound deal

24-07-2018

Leading RegTech company Gas Tag has acquired independent gas compliance consultants Morgan Lambert.

The strategic deal is set to create the sector’s leading multi-disciplinary compliance consultancy to the UK social housing sector.

The acquisition is for the Millington Lord Group, which includes Morgan Lambert, who work with social landlords to provide gas and electrical auditing and safety management consultancy, as well as Qualitas Compliance, which provides similar services to the private sector.

Gas Tag is a leading Regulatory Technology company and its innovative t [...]  Lire la suite

Within Reach and Swyx announce merger and the acquisition of Centile, creating a European Unified Communications Champion

19-07-2018

Swyx merges with the Within Reach Group (WRG), parent company of Voiceworks and creates the European market leader for innovative communication services. At the same time, the new Group is acquiring the French software developer Centile, one of Europe’s leading providers of Cloud PBX, unified communications and fixed mobile convergence solutions for service providers and integrators. The combined group will become European market leader in the field of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS).

Three strong solutions for partners under one roof

The group will strive for further [...]  Lire la suite

Waterland conclut un partenariat avec Hansefit

09-07-2018

Waterland Private Equity participe au réseau de fitness d’entreprise Hansefit. L’entreprise, dont le siège se trouve à Brême, est le numéro un du marché en Allemagne en tant que plate-forme B2B pour les offres de fitness avec plus de 1.300 clients professionnels.

« Nous sommes très heureux de pouvoir collaborer à l’avenir avec Hansefit, le leader du marché dans le segment à forte croissance des réseaux de fitness d’entreprise, dans le but d’élargir et de lancer ensemble son offre de haute qualité », explique Dr. Gregor Hengst, chef de Waterland Private Equity. L’investisseur a racheté les parts de l’ass [...]  Lire la suite

Waterland et Helgstrand Dressage ont débuté un partenariat en vue de créer une entreprise de sport équestre de premier plan à l’échelle mondiale

05-07-2018

Waterland Private Equity (« Waterland ») commence un partenariat avec Helgstrand Dressage A/S (« Helgstrand Dressage »), l’une des plus grandes entreprises de sport équestre du monde. Elle possède des centres de vente et d’entraînement modernes à Vodskov près d’Aalborg, au Danemark, et à Wellington, aux États-Unis, et emploie plus de 70 personnes. Waterland sera actionnaire majoritaire chez Helgstrand Dressage et effectue ainsi son premier investissement au Danemark, après l’ouverture du bureau de Waterland à Copenhague en août 2017.

Depuis sa fondation en 2008, Helgstrand Dressage a créé une entreprise [...]  Lire la suite

Waterland adds Klinikzentrum Mühlengrund to MEDIAN

03-07-2018

Waterland Private Equity has expanded its portfolio company MEDIAN by adding Klinikzentrum Mühlengrund in north Hesse. Mühlengrund is a modern facility for inpatient rehabilitation in the indications of orthopaedics, internal medicine/cardiology, diabetology, neurology and psychosomatics. The acquisition marks the extension of MEDIAN’s range of medical and therapeutic services and complements MEDIAN’s regional presence in Hesse.

“Klinikzentrum Mühlengrund is a perfect addition to MEDIAN. Featuring more than 550 beds and 530 employees with the highest standard of professional expertise, [...]  Lire la suite

Otravo plans to merge with Travelgenio, to become top-5 online travel agent in Europe

26-04-2018

Otravo, the parent company of Vliegtickets.nl, dé VakantieDiscounter, Flygstolen, Greitai and many other online travel brands, plans to merge with the global online travel agent Travelgenio.com. With this proposed merger, Otravo becomes one of the top 5 online resellers of airline tickets and packaged holidays in Europe. It is the fourth transaction in a row since the entry of investment company Waterland as a majority shareholder. Notification has been submitted to the German ‘Bundeskartellamt’.

Active in 32 countries
With its strategy to offer very attr [...]  Lire la suite

Waterland sells its stake in PREMIUM Group

25-01-2018

Waterland Private Equity has sold its stake in PREMIUM Group to Clarion Events. PREMIUM Group is Germany’s leading organiser of trade fairs, conferences and events in and around the fashion sector. The group’s formats include a number of fashion trade fairs, such as PREMIUM, SEEK, BRIGHT and Show & Order. Anita Tillmann will remain in her position as CEO and Managing Partner of the PREMIUM Group.

“We are delighted that, with Clarion Events, we have found a new strategic owner from the trade fair world that will continue to drive the growth of PREMIUM Group. We would like to take this [...]  Lire la suite

Waterland Invests in Unified Communications Provider Swyx Solutions

16-01-2018

Private equity investor Waterland has purchased Swyx Solutions, a provider of unified communications solutions to mid-sized companies throughout Europe. This acquisition enables Waterland to strengthen the software and IT section of its portfolio.

Swyx is a leading unified communications software solutions provider and developer. The company offers leading edge communications and collaboration solutions to SMEs. Swyx integrates and connects all communication channels such as voice, instant messaging, video and email with company-relevant process applications. Solutions can be run direc [...]  Lire la suite

Gas Tag completes Private Equity deal, worth over £20 million

15-01-2018

Pioneering technology company Gas Tag has secured a multi-million pound investment from leading private equity house Waterland.

The deal, which values Gas Tag at well in excess of £20million, will enable the business to continue to scale up rapidly both within the UK and internationally.

In return for the investment, Waterland will gain a minority stake and two of its senior team will join the board of the Liverpool-headquartered company.

Waterland Private Equity has been established in Europe since 1999 but only launched its UK office in early 2017. It recently moved in [...]  Lire la suite

Waterland sells its participation in A-ROSA river cruises

11-01-2018

Munich, 11th January 2018 – Waterland Private Equity is selling its interest in the
A-ROSA river cruise group to Duke Street. The British company based in London is
acquiring all the shares in the market leader for premium cruises on European rivers
together with management.

“We are delighted to have found in Duke Street a new investor who will push ahead with
growth of the A-ROSA river cruise group,” commented Jörg Dreisow, Managing Partner at
Waterland. The independent private equity firm acquired a majority share in the leading
German river cruise [...]  Lire la suite

Waterland invests in debt collection service provider coeo Inkasso

09-01-2018

Waterland Private Equity has added the coeo Inkasso
Group to its portfolio. The service provider for receivables management with annual
sales of around EUR 50 million is active in telecommunications, e-commerce and
retail, among other industries. Dr. Tom Haverkamp, the owner to date, will remain
part of the company as co-owner and managing director, and he will also continue
to be actively involved in shaping the company in the future.

coeo Inkasso based in Dormagen collects receivables from consumers and companies as
a specialized service [...]  Lire la suite

Schönes Leben Group acquires care specialist compassio

17-12-2017

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.

The acquisition has taken the recently established Schönes Leben Group on its first steps towards becoming an outstanding platform for retirement care, new ways of living for older people and innovative packages for retirees from the age of 65. Care specialist compassio generates revenue of around 110 million euros and forms the first strategic pillar.

[...]  Lire la suite

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

Martin Braun-Gruppe has signed a sale and purchase agreement with Waterland Private Equity Fund V for the acquisition of Diversi Foods

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 [...]  Lire la suite

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

Brussels – 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 (“the Group”).

Founded by Waterland in 2010 and headquartered in Belgium, IPCOM is the leading European insulation solutions provider with sales of ca. €285 million. The Group serves a large and diverse loyal customer base of installers, international contractors, wholesalers and OEMs. IPCOM delivers its products and solutions through a network of 50 outlets across the Benelux, the DACH region, Ireland and Scandinavia.

The new sha [...]  Lire la suite

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.

Active in 23 countries

Interneto Partneris is a young and successful company from Lithuania active in the online sale of airline [...]  Lire la suite

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.

“Fleetinsel Klinik is one of Germany’s leading orthopaedic speciality cli [...]  Lire la suite

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 pos [...]  Lire la suite

Waterland announces closing of €2 billion for their seventh fund

28-08-2017

BUSSUM, THE NETHERLANDS (August 28, 2017) – Waterland Private Equity Investments (“Waterland”) is pleased to announce the closing of its seventh institutional fund, Waterland Private Equity Fund VII (“WPEF VII”) at €2 billion, less than two months after its initial launch.

WPEF VII was considerably oversubscribed with demand exceeding the fundraising target significantly, attributable to continued strong support from existing investors combined with significant interest of new investors.

The fundraising attracted commitments from world class institutional investors from Europe (40% [...]  Lire la suite

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.

Dr. Carsten Rahlfs, partner at Waterland and Head of the Düsseldorf office, commented: “Together with the Ranger management team we have continuously developed the group’s strategic focus and pursued digitalization since the beginning of our investment in 2010. We have succe [...]  Lire la suite