Independent private equity investment group

Waterland is a European private equity investment group that supports entrepreneurs in realising their growth ambitions with our unique pro-active deal sourcing and buy-and-build strategy.

Our story started in the Netherlands in 1999 when we initiated our first fund and ever since then we have consistently achieved top tier investment performance while expanding to a pan European presence, with more than 175 team members and almost 20 different nationalities, across 13 offices in 10 countries.

You can find our more on our web page: > about > our investment strategy

We are an active shareholder in our portfolio companies, playing a key role in their strategic and operational development, growth and performance. With our experienced, entrepreneurial investment team, we aim to help ambitious entrepreneurs attain a strong market position in today’s increasingly competitive business environment. To date, Waterland has made investments in over 1000 companies.

Waterland has consistently achieved top tier investment performance and we are proud to be the only firm that has been in the top 15 globally during the last 13 years (and currently top-4 globally and highest ranked European manager) in the annual HEC/Dow Jones Private Equity Performance Ranking (January 2023), and as the number 7 most consistently performing buyout fund manager worldwide in the Preqin Consistent Performers in Global Private Equity & Venture Capital Report, March 2022.

We’re proud of our achievements and invite you to be part of our future success.

Waterland is member of the Dutch Private Equity Association (NVP), the Belgian Venturing Association (BVA), the European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (Invest Europe), the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, (BVK), the Polish Private Equity Association (PSIK), the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA), the Danish Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (DVCA), the Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA) and the Austrian Private Equity and Venture Capital Organisation (AVCO).

Waterland is signatory of the PRI, the Principles for Responsible Investment and is committed to PRI’s Six Principles.

Waterland has offices in Belgium (Antwerp), the Netherlands (Bussum), UK (Manchester and London), Germany (Munich and Hamburg), Switzerland (Zurich), Denmark (Copenhagen), Ireland (Dublin), France (Paris), Norway (Oslo), Spain (Barcelona) and Poland (Warsaw) and currently manages over €14 billion of investor commitments.

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).

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