Waterland was nominated for the 2018 NVP ESG Award. The jury indicated that Waterland is an example of a front-runner in the field of ESG. In the report of the jury, Waterland was described as far advanced with the implementation of ESG in the whole investment process and has an unique approach for portfolio companies that are active in sectors that in advance are not seen as ESG-proof by everyone. Waterland was also nominated and shortlisted for ‘Most Responsible Private Equity Investor –Netherlands’ by Capital Finance International (CFI.co).
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 3rd UK platform investment and its 8th transaction since opening a UK office in 2017. Waterland is a [...]
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 such as Mosquito, Have A Nice Day and Snackbytes. Intracto [...]
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
Alpha has signed a sale and purchase agreement with Waterland and its co-shareholders for the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of IPCOM.
Otravo, the parent company of Vliegtickets.nl, Vakantiediscounter.nl and many other online travel brands, is taking over Interneto Partneris. The acquisition of this online travel agent from Vilnius, Lithuania, is an expansion into the Baltic States. It is the third acquisition in a row since the entry of investment company Waterland as majority shareholder in February 2016. Previously, Flygstolen and Vakantiediscounter also became part of Otravo.
Waterland 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.
Base Logistics Group, supported by Waterland Private Equity Investments, has announced the acquisition of HealthLink Europe & International. With offices in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands), Raleigh (USA) and Memphis (USA), HealthLink is a logistics outsourcing partner for life science manufacturing companies. From its offices in The Netherlands and the United States, Healthlink offers support in the field of logistics, order-to-cash and customer service. The activities and strategy of the service provider from ‘s-Hertogenbosch fit well with those of Base Logistics, which strengthens its position in The Netherlands with the acquisition and realizes a strong position in the United States. Both organizations will continue to operate under their own names.
Waterland Private Equity Investments is pleased to announce the closing of its seventh institutional fund, Waterland Private Equity Fund VII at €2 billion, less than two months after its initial launch.
Waterland 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.
The Belgian hosting group Intelligent has acquired Zitcom Group, parent company of well-known Danish SME hosting brands such as Wannafind, ScanNet and UnoEuro. Represented by brands such as Combell, Easyhost and Byte, Intelligent is the Benelux market leader for shared hosting for SME customers. With the acquisition of Zitcom Group, Intelligent will also take a market leading position in the Danish SME hosting market in which the group is already active with the DanDomain brand. With the purpose of consolidating Intelligent's Danish activities, the DanDomain brand will be incorporated in Zitcom Group under the management of Zitcom Group CEO, Stefan Rosenlund.