Waterland and Shape enter partnership and focus on international expansion


Waterland acquires a majority stake in Shape, Denmark's largest independent developer of native apps for Apple and Google operating systems. The company employs more than 100 people, primarily designers and developers, and has offices in Copenhagen and Zurich, Switzerland. Among its clients are international heavyweights such as IKEA, Red Bull and Credit Suisse, as well as a range of Danish companies including Fitness World, Bang & Olufsen, OK a.m.b.a., Solar, Aller Media and Novo Nordisk. The company was founded in 2010 by Christian Risom, Nicolas Linde, Ole Gammelgaard Poulsen and[...]

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Waterland announces closing of two new funds with €4.0 billion in capital raised in four months


Waterland Private Equity Investments (“Waterland”) is pleased to announce the closing of its ninth institutional flagship fund, Waterland Private Equity Fund IX (“WPEF IX”) at € 3.5 billion, alongside Waterland Partnership Fund I (“WPF I”) at € 500 million. The funds closed at their respective hard caps four months after initial launch. The fundraise attracted commitments from world-class institutional investors globally. The investor base for both funds is well diversified by geography, consisting of investors across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. By investor type[...]

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Waterland Private Equity’s UK team invests in marketing agency network Markettiers4DC


Waterland Private Equity (“Waterland”) today announced its majority investment in Markettiers4DC (“M4DC”), a London-headquartered network of tech-enabled, data-driven, broadcast activated, strategic communications agencies. Financial details have not been disclosed. Founded by CEO Howard Kosky in 1994, M4DC works with large national and international corporations including Rolls-Royce, Linkedin and Unilever. Today, the business employs a team of 150 people in the UK and UAE, providing services across its three key pillars of strategic communications: data and insight, broadcast and virtual /[...]

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Interalu trekt groeikapitaal aan van Waterland om haar internationale expansie als marktleider in duurzame klimaatplafonds te versnellen.


Interalu, gevestigd te Wilrijk (Antwerpen), heeft de afgelopen 50 jaar een toonaangevende positie verworven in de markt van klimaatplafonds voor niet-residentiële gebouwen. Klimaatplafonds beheersen met het hoogste comfort het binnenklimaat door middel van warmte- en koelstraling. Interalu is binnen de sector vooruitstrevend op gebied van technologie, duurzaamheid en circulariteit. Onder leiding van de familie Schrauwen is de groep uitgegroeid tot marktleider in België en heeft Interalu overtuigend momentum gecreëerd in Frankrijk, Luxemburg en Nederland. Vanuit een ambitie om versneld te[...]

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Janssen bundelt krachten met logistieke divisies van VCK


De combinatie Janssen, VCK Logistics Supply Chain Solutions en VCK Logistics Air- en Ocean freight vormt een leidende logistieke groep met een one-stop shop oplossing. Beide bedrijven vullen elkaar aan met een breed scala aan logistieke diensten voor volledige controle over distributieprocessen. De gezamenlijk logistieke dienstverlening betreft onder andere e-commerce fulfilment, lucht- en zeevracht, warehousing, distributie, technische dienstverlening (VAL) en volledige controle over het distributieproces (via fourth-party logistics control tower services). VCK Logistics Supply Chain[...]

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Steboma vergroot groeiambitie met Waterland als partner


Ventilatiespecialist Steboma vergroot haar groeiambitie door een deelneming van investeringsmaatschappij Waterland in Steboma. Het nieuwe partnerschap stelt Steboma in staat haar dienstverlening als ventilatiespecialist te versterken binnen Midden- en West-Nederland en uit te breiden naar nieuwe regio’s in het zuiden, oosten en noorden van Nederland. Waterland brengt naast financiële slagkracht een bewezen expertise in versnelde groei middels fusies & overnames. De dagelijkse leiding van Steboma blijft in handen van CEO Marco Koster, die tevens een substantieel belang behoudt in het[...]

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Sentia Denmark Continues Independent Operations Following Divestment of Its Businesses in Belgium, Bulgaria and the Netherlands


Today it was announced that Accenture intends to acquire Sentia’s businesses in Belgium, Bulgaria and the Netherlands. Sentia’s Danish business will not be part of the transaction and will continue as an independent business under the Sentia brand, supported by Waterland Private Equity as its main shareholder. Accenture’s acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. Following the closing of the transaction, Sentia Denmark will be 100% Danish, focusing on a Danish delivery to Danish customers, which will further strengthen its strong market position.[...]

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Waterland announces that Cedric Van Cauwenberghe will succeed Frank Vlayen as new Group Managing Partner of the firm as of May 2023


July 16th, 2022 Waterland announces that Cedric Van Cauwenberghe will succeed Frank Vlayen as new Group Managing Partner of the firm as of May 2023 Frank Vlayen was appointed Group Managing Partner in 2015, succeeding Waterland’s founder Rob Thielen. After 8 years in this position, Frank Vlayen will in May 2023 pass the baton to Cedric Van Cauwenberghe, who has been with the firm since 2006 and will succeed Frank as Group Managing Partner. Cedric has been elected unanimously by all Waterland Partners. Under Frank’s leadership, Waterland grew into the leading pan-European buy-and-build[...]

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Maxicom IT Distribution and Aliter Networks are joining forces and will continue as "Circular IT Group"


Maxicom IT Distribution and Aliter Networks are joining forces and will continue as "Circular IT Group" (www.circularITgroup.com). The group offers customers a sustainable solution for their IT needs, through a refurbished hardware proposition combined with additional services. Supported by investor Waterland, the group has the ambition to grow to over €300 million in revenue in the circular IT domain in the coming years, where growth will be accelerated by an acquisition strategy. Contributing to a sustainable IT value chain The group offers customers a circular and sustainable solution to[...]

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Kinderopvang-organisatie Partou in duurzaam maatschappelijk Nederlands beheer


Partou, de grootste aanbieder van hoogwaardige kinderopvang in Nederland, verkiest in deze fase van haar bestaan een Nederlands maatschappelijk investeringsfonds als nieuwe eigenaar. De huidige minderheidsaandeelhouder Waterland heeft hiervoor een specifiek duurzaam fonds opgericht. Daardoor verbindt ze zich voor langere termijn aan Partou. Ook de aandelen van de Canadese mede-eigenaar ONEX, zullen worden overgedragen aan dit nieuwe fonds. Hierdoor komt Partou volledig in Nederlands eigendom. Partou heeft zich de afgelopen jaren ontwikkeld tot een kwalitatief hoogstaande[...]

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Buy-&-build in the commerce content sector: Waterland establishes growth partnership with LionsHome


Investment group Waterland Private Equity (“Waterland”) partners with LionsHome GmbH. The company operates one of Europe’s leading product comparison platforms in the home & living vertical with web portals across 10 countries. Together with founders Michael Röcker (CEO) and Christoph Königer (CTO), Waterland plans to develop the company into a broadly positioned commerce content group via a buy-&-build strategy. Both founders re-invested significantly as part of this transaction. Further financial details will not be disclosed. LionsHome GmbH was founded in 2014 in Berlin and is[...]

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Farner Consulting and Waterland enter growth partnership


Together with Waterland Private Equity, Farner Consulting intends to continue its 70-year success story as the Swiss market leader in communication consulting through international expansion. Around Farner, a leading and integrated agency group will be built through a buy-&-build strategy of targeted acquisitions. The existing group of partners around long-time CEO Roman Geiser will remain significantly involved and will drive the business forward operationally and strategically. Farner Consulting, together with its subsidiaries Rod and DU DA, is the leading agency group for communication[...]

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Leading logistics group Duvenbeck and Waterland Private Equity establish growth partnership


Investment group Waterland Private Equity (“Waterland”) has acquired a majority share in the Duvenbeck Group. With about 6,000 employees and annual turnover recently reaching approximately EUR 700 million, Duvenbeck is one of Europe’s leading providers of transport and logistics solutions. The company will retain its previous sole owner Thomas Duvenbeck as a key shareholder. He will continue to assist the Group in all strategic development matters, including as chairperson of the advisory board. The transaction remains subject to the usual antitrust approvals, while further financial details[...]

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New growth alliance in the sleep segment: Waterland acquires RUF|Betten and BRUNO from NORD Holding


Investment group Waterland Private Equity (“Waterland”) has acquired RUF|Betten and BRUNO. The company is among the leading suppliers of premium beds in the German market. The seller is NORD Holding. RUF and BRUNO’s current management will remain with the companies in their usual function. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022 and is subject to the usual antitrust approval by the German regulatory authorities; no further financial details have been released. Based in the town of Rastatt in Baden-Württemberg, RUF|Betten was established in 1926 and currently[...]

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Waterland Private Equity announces its investment in Alliance Electronics


The Paris office of Waterland Private Equity, a pan-European investment fund with €8.5 billion assets under management, has announced its first acquisition one year after its launch in France. The fund has become the majority shareholder in Alliance Electronics, a group comprising Altrics and Proto-Electronics. Alliance Electronics is a company specialising in prototyping and manufacturing services for low volume printed circuit board assembly destined to the healthcare, electric vehicle charging and IoT industries. With its cutting-edge expertise and end-to-end service support, from design[...]

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Cloud service provider expands into Denmark: Waterland portfolio company Skaylink establishes partnership with cVation


Skaylink, a recently formed cloud service provider that operates throughout Europe, has acquired a majority stake in cVation with support from Waterland Private Equity (“Waterland”). The Danish company is a leading cloud service provider in the Northern European region. This strategic partnership seeks to further diversify and professionalize the Skaylink cloud service portfolio and to use synergy effects to strengthen the companies’ common market position in Europe. cVation was formed in Copenhagen in 2014. The company is considered one of Denmark’s leading cloud service providers. cVation’s[...]

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Waterland announces the opening of its Spanish office


Met de opening van een nieuw kantoor in Barcelona krijgt participatiemaatschappij Waterland voet aan de grond in Spanje. Het nieuwe kantoor is de twaalfde vestiging van Waterland, en brengt de directe aanwezigheid in Europa op een totaal van 10 landen (Nederland, België, Groot-Brittannië, Duitsland, Zwitserland, Denemarken, Ierland, Frankrijk, Polen en nu ook Spanje). David Torralba komt in dienst van Waterland als Principal en Head of Spain. Torralba heeft bijna 20 jaar ervaring in de financiële dienstverlening en private equity. Hij was onder meer werkzaam bij J.P. Morgan, Doughty Hanson en[...]

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Waterland Private Equity sells Cawood to Ensign-Bickford Industries (EBI)


Waterland Private Equity (“Waterland”) is pleased to announce that it has realised its investment in Cawood Scientific Limited (“Cawood” or “the Company”), a leading pan-European independent scientific research and analysis group, through the sale of its entire stake to Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. (“EBI”). Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Bracknell, UK, Cawood has more than 620 staff operating in 16 locations across the UK, US, Spain, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and the Republic of Ireland. The Company specialises in providing independent laboratory analysis for the agriculture,[...]

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Waterland establishes new growth and consolidation platform for mid-sized consultancy businesses with Horn & Company


The market for top management consulting has been characterized by an increasing trend towards consolidation in recent years. In this dynamic environment, Waterland Private Equity and the top management consultancy Horn & Company have entered into a 50/50 partnership to create a new growth platform for mid-sized consultancy businesses. Horn & Company is one of the leading consultancies in the DACH region for the areas of strategy, digitalization and revenue growth for financial service providers as well as industrial and trading companies. The current partners will remain with Horn[...]

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Luc Tack Acquires Stake of Waterland in Sarens


Begoos (Group Luc Tack) has reached an agreement with Waterland to acquire its stake in the capital of Sarens. Luc Tack and Aaron Coone will take an active role in the Board of Directors of Sarens. Sarens has attracted Begoos (Group Luc Tack) as a long-term shareholder to support the Group in accelerating its growth in strategic regions and reinforcing its business portfolio with increased maintenance contracts, wind turbine erection and installation. Its complementary experience in operating global businesses, makes Begoos the ideal partner to join the Group’s equity. We are looking forward[...]

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Führender Europäischer Unified-Communications-Spezialist expandiert nach Lettland: OSS Networks wird Teil von Enreach


Enreach, a pan-European unified communications (UC) brand and portfolio company of Waterland Private Equity ("Waterland"), is acquiring OSS Networks. The new partnership will enable Enreach to further expand its international market presence: OSS Networks is regarded as one of the leading established providers in the cloud-based UC services sector in the Baltic region. The three founding partners of OSS Networks (Armands Meinarts, Juris Breicis, Mārtiņš Gailītis) will remain with the company in their present roles. Founded in 2010, OSS Networks is a fast-growing technology company with[...]

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Waterland acquires a majority stake in fire safety engineering company Writech


Waterland has acquired a majority stake in Writech, an Irish fire safety engineering company. Together with management, Waterland intends to build a leading European fire safety group through an active buy & build strategy. Writech is an active fire suppression engineering company, which performs the design, fabrication, installation, certification and ongoing service and maintenance of fire suppression systems (incl. water sprinklers, gaseous systems, hybrid systems). Since its foundation by the Wright family in the 1980s, the company has grown to become a market leader in the Irish fire[...]

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Waterland realizes investment in leading specialist orthopaedic care provider – ATOS clinic group gains new growth partner with ICG – ATOS management and ICG to enter strategic partnership


Waterland Private Equity (“Waterland”) realizes its stake in ATOS, a leading network of specialist orthopaedic clinics across Germany. With Intermediate Capital Group (“ICG”), ATOS gains a new, financially strong partner with experience in the healthcare sector to support the group’s future growth significantly. To do so, ICG will rely on a close partnership with the current ATOS management team, which will also increase its stake in the clinic group. Further financial details of the transaction – which is subject to the usual approvals by anti-trust authorities and is expected to be[...]

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Fintech Serrala extends shareholder basis: Hg to join founder family, management and Waterland Private Equity as majority owner


Serrala, a globally leading software specialist for the automation of financial processes and B2B payments, positions itself for further growth by strengthening its shareholder base with an additional, new majority investor. Waterland Private Equity (“Waterland”), who has closely supported Serrala’s strong expansion over the past five years, is selling a portion of its shares to the software investor Hg. Hg will be the new majority shareholder, while Waterland as well as Serrala’s founder family and management team will retain significant stakes in the company. Backed by this robust and[...]

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Napoleon Sports & Casino to be acquired by Superbet group


Napoleon Sports & Casino, the Belgian leader in on and offline gaming, today announces that its majority shareholder Waterland Fund V has entered into an agreement to sell its stake in Napoleon Sports & Casino to the Superbet group, a leading pan-European sports betting and gaming business, backed by the private equity fund Blackstone Group. The acquisition by Superbet will give Napoleon Sports & Casino access to the scale and capabilities to grow faster in the broad and competitive European landscape. The Superbet group is a pan-European betting and gaming operator founded in[...]

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Waterland acquires stake in peanut & nuts processor Katjang Pedis PCI


Waterland has acquired a stake in “Katjang Pedis”, a Dutch peanut & nuts processing company. Together with management, Waterland intends to build a broader pan-European nuts processing group through an active buy-&-build strategy. Katjang Pedis was founded in 1993 in St. Maartensdijk (the Netherlands) and has developed into one of the leading peanut & nut processing companies in Europe. Katjang Pedis processes various types of nuts, including peanuts, shell peanuts, almonds, cashew, pistachio, and edible seeds. Katjang Pedis processes the nuts from a raw product into semi-finished[...]

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The Cookware Company trekt groeikapitaal aan van Waterland


Waterland Private Equity Investments gaat groeikapitaal verstrekken aan The Cookware Company, een wereldwijde fabrikant en distributeur van kookgerei met gezonde keramische anti-aanbaklagen. The Cookware Company, met hoofdzetel in Drongen (België), werd opgericht door Jan Helskens, Wim De Veirman & Sam Liu in 2004. Het bedrijf genereert een omzet van USD 400m en is gespecialiseerd in de productie en distributie van pannen met gezonde keramische anti-aanbaklagen in de VS, Europa & Azië. Het bedrijf heeft ongeveer 2.000 mensen in dienst, verspreid over 3 productiefaciliteiten[...]

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Waterland Invests in Leading Healthcare Facilities Provider Bano Group


Waterland Private Equity (”Waterland”) has agreed to invest in the growth of Bano Group (“Bano”), a leading international supplier of complete bathroom solutions to the healthcare sector. This marks Waterland’s first investment in Norway. Bano is a developer, producer and distributor of limited mobility bathrooms, with a focus on nursing homes. Since its foundation in 1999, the company has grown to become a market leader in the Nordic region, with an annual revenue of NOK 331 million in 2020 and an average annual growth rate of 12% in the past five years. The company specializes in superior[...]

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Waterland Private Equity opens London office, hires Oli Bevan as Managing Director and Head of the UK


Waterland Private Equity (“Waterland”) is delighted to announce the formal opening of its London office and the hiring of Oli Bevan as Managing Director as part of its strategy to deploy more capital and deepen its presence across the UK. The London office is Waterland’s 11th and follows the opening of the firm’s first UK office in the North West in early 2017. Over the last four years, Waterland UK has made six platform investments and 37 bolt-on acquisitions, with a market-led origination strategy focusing on partnering with entrepreneurs and family businesses operating in fragmented[...]

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Waterland secures €500m ESG Equity Bridge Facility for its eighth Fund


Waterland Private Equity Investments and a group of three banks comprising Natixis, ABN Amro and Rabobank closed a €500m Equity Bridge Facility linked to ESG targets for Waterland Private Equity Fund VIII (‘WPEF VIII’), the latest fund closed by Waterland with €2.5bn in commitments from world class institutional investors. This is Waterland’s first ESG Equity Bridge Facility, evidencing its desire to positively contribute to a sustainable future for businesses, society, and the environment. This Equity Bridge Facility provides WPEF VIII with the flexibility to efficiently manage its[...]

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Waterland Private Equity went for more than profit in 2020!


Again, in 2020, we joined Ondernemers voor Ondernemers [OVO] to promote economic growth in low and middle income countries. Because now more than ever we are convinced that enterprise is the motor that drives people forward.

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Dematra trekt groeikapitaal aan van Waterland


Waterland Private Equity Investments gaat groeikapitaal verschaffen aan Dematra, specialist in de opslag en fijnmazige distributie van food en non-food producten. Dematra, gevestigd in Nazareth (België), werd opgericht door de familie De Jaeger in 1976. Het bedrijf genereert een omzet van ~€ 25m en is gespecialiseerd in de opslag en fijnmazige distributie van food en non-food producten in de Benelux. Het bedrijf stelt een 120-tal medewerkers tewerk verdeeld over 3 sites op industriezone De Prijkels (Nazareth, Deinze en Kruisem) en 1 site in Roeselare, samen goed voor 80.000 palletplaatsen.[...]

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Software development provider GOD and Waterland enter into growth partnership


In partnership with Waterland Private Equity (“Waterland”), software development provider GOD (Gesellschaft für Organisation und Datenverarbeitung mbH), is planning to accelerate its growth. The company, based in Lower Saxony, is a leading provider of customized enterprise IT and software solutions, with a special focus on companies with complex supply chains and production processes. The company’s service portfolio is to be expanded through targeted acquisitions as part of a buy-&-build strategy. The shareholders Igor Krahne, Ralf Holland and Dr. Thomas Wolenski will remain on the[...]

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Celestia welcomes Waterland as its new partner to accelerate growth


Celestia, a group of high-tech space technology companies across Europe, has joined forces with Waterland, a European buy & build investor, with the aim to accelerate its growth and become a leading player in its market. Celestia operates in the UK, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Germany and the US. Celestia has achieved significant growth, both organic as well as through acquisitions. Starting in 1996 as a one-man company, Celestia has evolved to become a group with 240 employees and more than €35 million in sales. The investment by Waterland and its[...]

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Sideshow, one of the largest independent digital agency groups in the UK, partners with Waterland Private Equity to support ambitious growth plans


Sideshow (“the Company”), the award-winning independent digital agency group, is pleased to announce it has taken significant investment from Waterland Private Equity (“Waterland”) to support its ambitious growth plans. Sideshow Group aims to become a global leader in evidence-driven digital communications. The partnership will support Sideshow’s vision by accelerating investment in services that deliver meaningful and measurable impact to its clients, and by helping retain and attract the best people in the industry. Sideshow Group offers clients a highly connected family of specialist[...]

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Viqtor Davis joins First Consulting and Valcon to create an international consulting and technology firm


Waterland Private Equity is pleased to announce the combination of First Consulting, Valcon and Viqtor Davis to create a leading North Western European consulting and technology group with over €100 million in revenues and over 800 professionals. While the three firms will continue to operate under their own brands, their integration has already started. In December last year, First Consulting, a leading Dutch consultancy (350 consultants in the Netherlands, Germany and the UK) joined forces with Valcon, a leading Danish counterpart (180 professionals in Denmark and Sweden) specialised in[...]

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Fit/One and Waterland form partnership


German fitness studio chain Fit/One, based in Waldbrunn near Würzburg and part of the Harlekin Group since 2014, is entering into partnership with Waterland Private Equity (“Waterland”). The partnership enables Fit/One to continue its current growth trajectory and act as an independent player in the market. Waterland and the Mühleck family, which will retain a 50 percent share in Fit/One, will further develop the company together in the future through both organic and inorganic initiatives; Moritz Mühleck will continue to lead Fit/One as CEO. The fitness studio chain Fit/One has, since[...]

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Performance marketing specialist YIELDKIT and Waterland enter into partnership for further growth


Waterland Private Equity has acquired a majority stake in YIELDKIT GmbH, a global leading platform in the area of in-text advertising, content monetisation and performance marketing. With a workforce of 30 employees, YIELDKIT generated revenues of €33 million in 2020, an increase of around a third compared to the previous year. Together with founder Oliver Krohne, CEO Daniel Neuhaus and tech entrepreneur Lars Hinrichs, Waterland is planning for an additional boost to organic growth at YIELDKIT and to develop the software platform towards market leadership through a buy & build strategy.[...]

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Waterland to acquire UK’s Priory Group and combine with MEDIAN to create European leader in rehabilitation healthcare


Waterland Private Equity Investments is pleased to announce it is acquiring Priory Group, the leading provider of behavioural healthcare services in the UK. Waterland intends to combine Priory with MEDIAN, Germany’s largest provider of rehabilitation, neurology and orthopaedic treatments and portfolio company of Waterland to create Europe’s leading rehabilitation and mental health services provider. The transaction is expected to complete in January 2021. MEDIAN operates 120 clinics and facilities with 18,500 beds and places across Germany. The Group provides a range of high-quality[...]

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Waterland Private Equity Investments ("Waterland") is verheugd te kunnen aankondigen dat het achtste institutionele fonds van Waterland Private Equity Fund VIII (“WPEF VIII”) is gesloten met € 2,5 miljard. Drie maanden na aanvang van de financieringsronde is het fonds gesloten tegen de maximale fondsgrootte. WPEF VIII werd aanzienlijk overschreven, waarbij de interesse uit de markt de beoogde maximale omvang van het fonds ruimschoots oversteeg. Dit was zowel te danken aan aanhoudende steun van bestaande investeerders als aan aanzienlijke interesse van nieuwe investeerders. Meer dan de helft[...]

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Waterland invests in green engineering solutions company EnviDan


Waterland Private Equity invests in EnviDan, a leading water and environmental engineering company delivering valuable solutions for the water and wastewater industry with a strong position and unique competencies within the entire water cycle – also in a European perspective. EnviDan has activities in Denmark, Norway and Sweden with more than 260 specialised employees delivering sustainable solutions and turnkey projects in close collaboration with clients and developing digital tools and software that are being used by Nordic utility companies and municipalities. In the 2019/20 financial[...]

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Waterland opens Paris office


Louis Huetz (voormalige CEO van Altrad Group) treedt toe tot het pan-Europese beleggingsfonds Waterland met als taak het kantoor van de groep in Parijs op te zetten en te leiden. Met de opening van een kantoor in Parijs breidt Waterland haar Europese netwerk uit met een vestiging in Frankrijk. Waterland hanteert een investeringsstrategie die het management actief ondersteunt bij het verkrijgen van een sterkere marktpositie door consolidatie (buy & build). De vestiging van Waterland in Frankrijk wordt het tiende Europese kantoor, na de kantoren in het Verenigd Koninkrijk, Duitsland,[...]

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Waterland invests in green transition and acquires Modstrøm


Waterland Private Equity acquires climate-friendly energy company Modstrøm Danmark A/S, which is the leading independent electricity supplier and a significant contributor to the green transition in Denmark. Modstrøm provides electricity and advises on energy improvements, and the company furthermore performs energy saving projects and sells energy saving products to consumers and businesses. In 2019, Modstrøm’s revenue was DKK 257 million (EUR 35 million), and its operating profit (EBITDA) increased by 47% to DKK 30 million (EUR 4 million). Modstrøm was established in 2008 and has focused on[...]

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Succession plan for leading producer of folding cartons: Waterland Private Equity to partner with Leupold to expand its technology and quality leadership


As part of a succession plan, Waterland is acquiring all shares of packaging and folding carton producer Leupold and its subsidiary Schneller, based in Schwabach, Germany. The aim of the partnership is to expand the technology and quality leadership of Leupold in scale as well as geographically. Leupold and Schneller are both led in fourth generation by the family, which is now selling its shares, while the existing management team will remain in place to ensure business continuity. The financial details of the transaction, which still remains subject to approval by the German competition[...]

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Waterland Private Equity kondigt de verkoop van Enhesa aan


Waterland Private Equity (“Waterland”) kondigt vandaag aan dat het zijn belang in Enhesa, de snelgroeiende informatieleveranicier van wereldwijde regelgeving m.b.t. mileu, gezondheid en veiligheid (“EHS”), verkocht heeft. Het Enhesa platform biedt de grootste multinationals ter wereld kritieke diensten en informatie aan op basis van een recurrente abonnementsformule. Enhesa’s klanten kunnen hiermee makkelijker inzicht krijgen in lokale EHS regelgeving, en plannen maken om hieraan te voldoen. In deze nichemarkt is Enhesa de wereldmarktleider, welke met zijn team van 75 meertalige analisten de[...]

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Centraal Invorderingsbureau (CIB) overgenomen door coeo Inkasso onderdeel van de beleggingsportefeuille van Waterland


Het Rotterdamse Centraal Invorderingsbureau (CIB) wordt overgenomen door coeo Inkasso, een dienstverlener op het gebied van debiteurenbeheer in de beleggingsportefeuille van Waterland Private Equity Investments. coeo Inkasso breidt hiermee strategisch uit naar de Benelux. Voor CIB zorgt dit ervoor dat zij onderdeel wordt van een snel groeiende Europese credit management organisatie. De huidige directie van CIB blijft middels een omgekeerde investering met de nieuwe “moeder” maatschappij verbonden en blijft hiermee actief. "CIB gaat deel uitmaken van een succesvolle internationale credit[...]

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Waterland schenkt € 1 miljoen aan Artsen Zonder Grenzen


De wereldwijde uitbraak van COVID-19 stelt ons voor nooit eerder geziene uitdagingen die mensen, bedrijven en gemeenschappen in de hele wereld raken. Het is duidelijk dat de impact van deze pandemie bijzonder ernstig zal zijn voor de meest kwetsbare groepen wereldwijd, voor mensen die zich in kwetsbare situaties bevinden en/of slechts beperkt toegang hebben tot gezondheidszorg. Waterland heeft beslist om in de wereldwijde strijd tegen het COVID-19-virus € 1 miljoen, gespreid over verschillende jaren, te doneren aan Artsen Zonder Grenzen (Médecins Sans Frontières - MSF), met een substantiële[...]

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Creating a new cloud champion: Waterland acquires three German IT specialist providers


Waterland Private Equity is acquiring three IT service providers in the German market: Beck et al., binary, and direkt gruppe. Together, these three companies will form a new platform serving the rapidly growing market for managed enterprise cloud services. As a provider of end-to-end solutions for both private and public clouds, the new group will offer a comprehensive range of services throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland and beyond, thus supporting its client base of medium-sized businesses and large enterprises as they digitalise their business processes and transition to the cloud.[...]

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Waterland Private Equity Investments installs Supervisory Board with founder Rob Thielen as its first Chairman


Waterland Private Equity is pleased to announce the establishment of a Supervisory Board and the appointment of Waterland’s founder and chairman Rob Thielen as the first Chairman of the Supervisory Board. The Supervisory Board will have an advisory role and will consider all stakeholder perspectives. It will advise on strategic matters affecting Waterland and the private equity funds under management. Furthermore, the Supervisory Board shall oversee risk management, the independence of the daily management of Waterland, as well as compliance matters. “We are glad that Rob Thielen has accepted[...]

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


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[...]

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Waterland Private Equity Investments opens office in Dublin, Ireland


Waterland heeft recentelijk haar negende kantoor geopend in Dublin, Ierland. De opening vloeit voort uit de recente afronding van Waterlands eerste Ierse platform investering, SilverStream Healthcare Group. Deze aanbieder van intramurale ouderenzorg biedt zorg aan 357 bewoners in zeven verzorgingstehuizen in Dublin en omgeving. Deze eerste Ierse investering werd geleid door het Waterland team in Manchester. Diverse portefeuilleondernemingen van Waterland, zoals Sarens, Aminolabs, Otravo en Cawood Scientific, zijn al geruime tijd actief in Ierland of hebben zelfs de afgelopen vijf jaar directe[...]

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


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 systems[...]

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Loetje en Waterland creëren grootste Nederlandse restaurant groep


Loetje en Waterland creëren de grootste Nederlandse restaurant groep met 53 locaties. Gezamenlijk met Waterland wil deze groep haar positie uitbreiden en kan er versneld gegroeid worden in nieuwe locaties, zowel autonoom als middels acquisities. Loetje, bekend om de Lekkerste Biefstuk van Nederland, is begonnen in 1977 met een restaurant aan de Johannes Vermeerstraat in Amsterdam. Hier zijn in de loop der jaren diverse locaties bijgekomen en met de recente opening van Loetje Den Haag zijn er inmiddels 19 locaties. Waterland heeft in 2018 een belang genomen in Debuut Horeca, marktleider in[...]

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Within Reach group rebrands to Enreach


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 reach of[...]

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Waterland investeert in Ad Ultima Group en Pylades en creëert hiermee een sterke Europese business softwarepartner met diepgaande marktkennis en focus op Microsoft Dynamics en PTC


De internationale investeringsmaatschappij Waterland brengt Ad Ultima Group en Pylades samen, en neemt een meerderheidsparticipatie in de gecombineerde groep. De groep realiseert een omzet van € 50 miljoen en telt meer dan 350 werknemers. Waterland zal als strategische partner de groei helpen versnellen, zowel organisch als via een internationale ‘buy & build’ strategie. Ad Ultima Group en Pylades zijn beide specialist in de implementatie van business software. Dankzij een brede waaier aan oplossingen met belangrijkste partners Microsoft en PTC ondersteunen ze bedrijven bij hun “Digital[...]

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Intersoft Electronics & Advionics attract growth capital from Waterland


Waterland Private Equity Investments will provide growth capital to Intersoft Electronics and Advionics – together IE Group – world leading manufacturers & technology services providers in the air traffic control (ATC) radar market.  Intersoft Electronics is a manufacturer of components and software for ATC radar systems, offering radar testing systems and functional upgrades to existing radars, which drastically reduce the total cost of operations for radar operators. Advionics, which joined forces with Intersoft Electronics in 2016, produces high-quality integrated circuits and other[...]

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


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[...]

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


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, Waterland[...]

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


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[...]

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Additional acquisition for Waterland portfolio company Rehacon: Partnership with fysioconcept


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[...]

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Expansion into Scandinavia: Unified Communications group Within Reach acquires ipnordic


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 company[...]

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Waterland Private Equity acquires Sandcastle Care in off-market deal


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 represents Waterland’s[...]

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Intracto attracts growth capital from Waterland


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 brands[...]

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Hg succeeds Waterland as investor in Combell Group


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 web hosting,[...]

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


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 series of[...]

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Waterland strengthens ATOS clinics by acquiring second leading hospital in Cologne


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 orthopaedic[...]

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Waterland’s Schönes Leben Group expands to Northern Germany


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 mbH. The[...]

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Waterland strengthens Schönes Leben by adding Gut Köttenich Group


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[...]

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Waterland exits Infradata to IK Investment Partners


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 plans.[...]

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Andreas Helgstrand nominated for Entrepreneur Of The Year


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 acted as a[...]

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Waterland strengthens its presence in Switzerland with a new office


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 Partner at[...]

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


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 technology has been[...]

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


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 growth –[...]

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Waterland gaat partnerschap met Hansefit aan


Waterland Private Equity neemt belang in bedrijfsfitnessnetwerk Hansefit. Het bedrijf, dat gevestigd is in Bremen, is als B2B-platform voor fitnessprogramma’s met meer dan 1300 zakelijke klanten duidelijk marktleider in Duitsland. “We zijn blij dat we vanaf nu Hansefit, de marktleider binnen het snelgroeiende segment van bedrijfsfitnessnetwerken, als partner kunnen ondersteunen, om samen het kwalitatief hoogwaardige aanbod uit te breiden en uit te rollen”, aldus Dr. Gregor Hengst, Principal van Waterland Private Equity. De groeibelegger heeft de aandelen van vennoot Stefan Runge overgenomen,[...]

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Waterland en Helgstrand Dressage gaan een samenwerkingsverband aan om een wereldwijd toonaangevend paardensportbedrijf op te bouwen


Waterland Private Equity (‘Waterland’) gaat een samenwerkingsverband aan met Helgstrand Dressage A/S (‘Helgstrand Dressage’), een van de toonaangevende paardensportbedrijven ter wereld, met moderne distributie- en trainingscentra in Vodskov, vlak bij Aalborg in Denemarken, en in Wellington in de VS, waar ruim 70 medewerkers werken. Waterland wordt meerderheidsaandeelhouder bij Helgstrand Dressage en verricht daarmee de eerste investering in Denemarken sinds de opening van het kantoor van Waterland in Kopenhagen in augustus 2017. Sinds zijn oprichting in 2008 is Helgstrand Dressage uitgegroeid[...]

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Waterland adds Klinikzentrum Mühlengrund to MEDIAN


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, the[...]

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


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 attractive prices, Travelgenio, founded in[...]

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Waterland sells its stake in PREMIUM Group


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[...]

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Waterland Invests in Unified Communications Provider Swyx Solutions


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 directly via[...]

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


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 into larger offices in[...]

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Waterland sells its participation in A-ROSA river cruises


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 provider in 2009, and has since[...]

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Waterland invests in debt collection service provider coeo Inkasso


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 provider, thereby securing the liquidity of its[...]

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Schönes Leben Group acquires care specialist compassio


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. “We can clearly[...]

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


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 the[...]

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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


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 shareholders[...]

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Otravo expands in Europe with its acquisition of Lithuanian Interneto Partneris


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 tickets in 23[...]

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Waterland strengthens ATOS clinics by acquiring Fleetinsel Klinik Hamburg


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 clinics, making[...]

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HealthLink Europe & International acquired by Base Logistics Group


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[...]

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Waterland announces closing of €2 billion for their seventh fund


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%), the[...]

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Waterland sells stake in direct sales specialist Ranger Marketing


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 succeeded in[...]

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