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4 09, 2018

Waterland strengthens its presence in Switzerland with a new office

2018-09-04T08:47:54+00:00 September 4th, 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 Partner at Waterland. “With our buy & build experience, financial strength, [...]

24 07, 2018

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

2018-08-22T12:00:54+00:00 July 24th, 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 technology has been developed to enable housing associations to meet their gas safety and associated regulatory [...]

19 07, 2018

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

2018-08-23T13:49:32+00:00 July 19th, 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 growth – both, in the existing countries and via international expansion. Currently the group operates in the core [...]

9 07, 2018

Waterland enters into partnership with Hansefit

2018-07-16T10:13:56+00:00 July 9th, 2018|

Waterland Private Equity has acquired a stake in corporate fitness network Hansefit. The company, a B2B platform for fitness services with its headquarters in Bremen, is the clear market leader in Germany with more than 1,300 corporate customers. “We are delighted that we will be able to support Hansefit – the market leader in the highgrowth segment of company fitness networks – in expanding and rolling out its high-quality services,” says Dr. Gregor Hengst, Principal of Waterland Private Equity. The growth investor acquired its shares from Stefan Runge, who is leaving the company. Hansefit founder, co-owner and CEO Jens Pracht, who developed and [...]

5 07, 2018

Waterland and Helgstrand Dressage enter partnership to create the world leader in equestrian sports

2018-07-05T14:13:15+00:00 July 5th, 2018|

Waterland Private Equity (”Waterland”) enters into a partnership with Helgstrand Dressage A/S (”Helgstrand Dressage”), one of the world’s leading equestrian sports companies with modern sales and training centers in Aalborg, Denmark, and Wellington, US, and more than 70 employees. Waterland becomes a majority shareholder in Helgstrand Dressage and completes its first investment in Denmark after the opening of Waterland’s office in Copenhagen in August 2017. Since its foundation in 2008, Helgstrand Dressage has created a successful international business with sales activities in more than 35 countries and annual revenue exceeds EUR 50 million, corresponding to more than 30% growth [...]

3 07, 2018

Waterland adds Klinikzentrum Mühlengrund to MEDIAN

2018-07-03T16:56:14+00:00 July 3rd, 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, the clinic has been a reputable institution in the Waldeck tourist region for decades,” says MEDIAN CEO Dr André Schmidt. “By taking this step, [...]

26 04, 2018

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

2018-05-07T10:24:00+00:00 April 26th, 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 attractive prices, Travelgenio, founded in 2010, has grown rapidly into a substantial player, with annual [...]

25 01, 2018

Waterland sells its stake in PREMIUM Group

2018-02-01T17:38:52+00:00 January 25th, 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 [...]

16 01, 2018

Waterland Invests in Unified Communications Provider Swyx Solutions

2018-02-01T17:34:12+00:00 January 16th, 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 directly via the client’s existing infrastructure on premises, via a partner cloud service or based on the cloud service provided by Swyx. Growing Internationally with Waterland As one of [...]

15 01, 2018

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

2018-01-24T13:46:04+00:00 January 15th, 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 into larger offices in Wilmslow to house its growing [...]