Waterland is an independent private equity investment group

Waterland is an independent private equity investment group that supports entrepreneurs in realizing their growth ambitions. With substantial financial resources and committed industry expertise, Waterland enables its portfolio companies to achieve accelerated growth both organically and through acquisitions.

Waterland acts as an active shareholder in its portfolio companies, playing a key role in their strategic and operational development, growth and performance. With its experienced, entrepreneurial investment team, Waterland aims to help ambitious entrepreneurs obtain a strong market position in today’s increasingly competitive business environment. To date, Waterland has made investments in over 950 companies.

Waterland Private Equity Investments B.V. is registered as a fund manager in the register maintained by the Dutch regulator, the AFM (Autoriteit Financiële Markten).

LionsHome acquires Franke Media and takes another step towards becoming a leading European Digital Publishing Group

Together with its majority shareholder Waterland Private Equity, LionsHome is actively working on the development of a European Digital Publishing Group: Following the successful integration of the product comparison platform Fashiola, LionsHome has now acquired the Dutch Deals & Coupons portal operator Franke Media B.V.. Established in 2014, Berlin-based LionsHome GmbH has grown to become a leading product comparison platform for home & living. With more than three million monthly users across ten countries, the company is now one of Europe’s biggest furnishing portals. The[...]


Expansion of market leadership in the Netherlands: Waterland portfolio company Exercite acquires High Five Fitness Network

The Exercite Group for corporate health offerings, known in Germany as Hansefit, is strengthening its network business in the Netherlands: Henceforth, the High Five Fitness Network’s customer and partner agreements will enhance the offering of leading Dutch corporate fitness provider Bedrijfsfitness Nederland (BFNL), which was acquired in December 2019. The entire Exercite Group therefore now offers over 2.5 million employees access to fitness and wellness offerings from more than 10,000 partners. The assets have been sold by UK firm Westfield Health. Health services for companies have[...]


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