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3 07, 2019

Waterland and Baltisse have successfully completed the private placement of shares in Fagron

2019-07-03T16:13:47+00:00July 3rd, 2019|

Fagron NV (“Fagron”) has been informed by WPEF VI Holdco III BE B.V. (referred to as “Selling Shareholder”), jointly owned by Waterland Private Equity Fund VI C.V. and Baltisse NV, of the successful private placement of 7,184,391 existing ordinary shares (the “Shares”) of Fagron. This represents 10% of Fagron’s current outstanding capital. Following the successful private placement, the Selling Shareholder will still hold 20.2% of Fagron’s current outstanding capital. The Shares have been placed at a price of € 16.20 per share, resulting in a placement amount of c. € 116.4 million. Settlement will take place on 5 July [...]

3 07, 2019

Waterland’s portfolio company coeo Inkasso announces acquisition in Austria – KNP Financial Services to become part of the debt collection group

2019-07-08T10:35:48+00:00July 3rd, 2019|

coeo Inkasso, a German debt collection agency in Waterland Private Equity’s portfolio, is acquiring KNP Financial Services GmbH. KNP is a leading provider of debt collection services in Austria, primarily providing support to corporate clients in the e-commerce sector. The integration of KNP into coeo Inkasso will grant the Waterland portfolio company access to the Austrian market. The sellers are the two company’s founders and managing directors, Anton Moser and Wolfgang Hetlinger, who will both remain in the management team after the acquisition. Completion of the transaction is subject to the approval of the relevant competition authorities. Further financial [...]

29 03, 2019

Waterland sells holding in Zentrum Gesundheit

2019-03-31T19:34:20+00:00March 29th, 2019|

Waterland Private Equity (“Waterland”) has sold its majority stake in Zentrum Gesundheit to NORD Holding Unternehmensbeteiligung GmbH (“NORD Holding”). Since Waterland’s investment in 2017, Zentrum Gesundheit has progressed to become the largest group of outpatient ophthalmic surgery and diagnostic centres in Lower Saxony and Bremen. Other ophthalmic practices were also successfully integrated into the group. In addition, Zentrum Gesundheit systematically expanded the range of medical treatments on offer. In 2018, the group achieved a turnover of around EUR 18 million. The group’s medical practitioners and managers will remain shareholders in the group. It has been agreed that further details [...]

24 01, 2019

Another acquisition for the Waterland portfolio company MEDIAN: Kliniken Wied is joining the largest private rehabilitation group

2019-01-24T13:53:09+00:00January 24th, 2019|

MEDIAN, a portfolio company of Waterland Private Equity Investments since 2011 and Germany’s largest private operator of rehabilitation clinics, is acquiring the two clinics run by Kliniken Wied GmbH & Co. KG in Wied and Steimel, in the region between Bonn and Koblenz. The company is specialised in providing residential rehabilitation for addicts since 1974, a field that is one of MEDIAN’s main specialities. Kliniken Wied provides more than 210 hospital beds, managed by 166 employees. The focus is on residential and out-patient treatments for alcohol, medication and drug dependency, including the parallel treatment of somatic and psychosomatic diseases [...]

11 01, 2019

Expansion into Scandinavia: Unified Communications group Within Reach acquires ipnordic

2019-01-11T22:48:11+00:00January 11th, 2019|

Within Reach, one of Europe’s leading providers of Unified Communications and a portfolio company of the private equity investment firm Waterland, is taking over the Danish telecommunications service provider ipnordic A/S, based in Gråsten. This means that yet another top-ranking company in this sector is joining the only recently formed group, which remains on a sustained growth path. In 2018 the Swyx group, headquartered in Dortmund and with branches in Germany, the United Kingdom and France, joined forces with the Dutch company Voiceworks, and at the same time integrated the French company Centile. With support from Waterland, Within Reach [...]

8 01, 2019

Waterland was nominated for the 2018 NVP ESG Award

2019-01-08T16:56:20+00:00January 8th, 2019|

Waterland was nominated for the 2018 NVP ESG Award. The jury indicated that Waterland is an example of a front-runner in the field of ESG. In the report of the jury, Waterland was described as far advanced with the implementation of ESG in the whole investment process and has an unique approach for portfolio companies that are active in sectors that in advance are not seen as ESG-proof by everyone. Waterland was also nominated and shortlisted for ‘Most Responsible Private Equity Investor –Netherlands’ by Capital Finance International (CFI.co).

7 01, 2019

Waterland Private Equity acquires Sandcastle Care in off-market deal

2019-01-07T13:28:19+00:00January 7th, 2019|

Waterland Private Equity has acquired childcare services provider Sandcastle Care (Sandcastle).Operating in the North West of England, Sandcastle provides high quality, highly nurturing residential care for some of the most vulnerable young people in society. The business has been operating small care homes since 2004, and now offers long term therapeutic care across 18 sites.Sandcastle operates an ‘in house’, proprietary therapeutic care model, providing tailored and consistent care to over 50 young people across Blackpool, Lancaster, Preston and Cumbria.The deal represents Waterland’s 3rd UK platform investment and its 8th transaction since opening a UK office in 2017. Waterland is a [...]

23 12, 2018

Intracto attracts growth capital from Waterland

2018-12-23T15:40:02+00:00December 23rd, 2018|

Waterland provides growth capital to Intracto, an innovative digital services group in the Benelux, which operates at the crossroads of strategy, creation, marketing and technology. Intracto was founded in 2005 by Pieter Janssens and has since grown into one of the leading digital service providers in the Benelux. Intracto assists its clients in the digitization of both internal business activities as well as user experiences, through a combination of technical and creative services. The company has offices in Herentals (BE), Antwerp (BE) and ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL) and operates under brands such as Mosquito, Have A Nice Day and Snackbytes. Intracto [...]

21 12, 2018

Hg succeeds Waterland as investor in Combell Group

2018-12-21T19:49:58+00:00December 21st, 2018|

Hg today announces that it has agreed to invest in Combell Group (“Combell”), a leader in mass hosting services for SMEs across Europe. Waterland Private Equity exits its shareholding in Combell as part of the transaction. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and so will close in the New Year. Terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Established in 1999, Combell is a leading mass hosting player in Belgium and Denmark, and has growing positions in the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. Combell has over 800,000 SME and SoHo customers and is a one-stop partner for web hosting, domains, [...]

12 12, 2018

Waterland acquires 6 Nordic live entertainment companies and creates independent market leader

2018-12-12T13:08:29+00:00December 12th, 2018|

The new independent market leader in Nordic live entertainment – All Things Live – is established with Waterland Private Equity as the majority shareholder following the acquisition of six leading companies ICO Concerts, ICO Management and Touring (Denmark), Friction and Atomic Soul Booking (Norway) as well as Blixten & Co and Maloney Concerts (Sweden). The All Things Live partnership will have combined annual revenue of around EUR 85 million and approximately 70 employees in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. “Together with our great Norwegian and Swedish colleagues, we have created a series of memorable live experiences in recent years, and [...]