Waterland Private Equity GmbH
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 organically and through acquisitions. Waterland is an active investor in the financial, strategic and operational sense. In the current dynamic business environment with an increasing number of mergers and acquisitions, Waterland is a partner that provides entrepreneurs with a powerful position in the increasingly competitive international arena. Since the start in 1999, the firm has made investments in more than 850 companies. Waterland currently manages more than €10 billion of investor commitments. Investments are made in markets with attractive characteristics for a consolidation strategy: consistent growth, sufficient size, sustainable profitability, fragmentation and (indication of) consolidation. Waterland focuses on industries undergoing changes due to one or more of the following trends: sustainability, outsourcing and digitalization, aging population, and leisure and luxury. Waterland employs 150 professionals with teams based in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland, France, Spain, Switzerland and Denmark all across Europe.