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 attain a strong market position in today’s increasingly competitive business environment. To date, Waterland has made investments in over 800 companies.

Since its founding in 1999, Waterland has consistently achieved top tier investment performance. It ranks as the number 5 global private equity firm in the tenth annual HEC/Dow Jones Private Equity Performance Ranking compiled by Prof. Gottschalg of HEC Paris Business School, January 2021 and as the number 8 most consistently performing buyout fund manager worldwide in the 2020 Preqin Consistent Performers in Global Private Equity & Venture Capital Report, March 2020.

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), Spain (Barcelona) and Poland (Warsaw) and currently manages over €9 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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