Welcome to Waterland
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 is an active investor in the financial, strategic and operational sense.
In the current dynamic business environment with an increasing number of (cross border) mergers and acquisitions, Waterland is a partner that provides entrepreneurs with a powerful position in the increasingly competitive international arena. In the meantime Waterland has made investments in over 275 companies. Waterland currently has € 2,5 billion of equity. In addition, Waterland has access to extensive leveraged finance funding.
Waterland is member of the Dutch Venture Capital Association (NVP), the Belgian Venturing Association (BVA), the European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (EVCA), the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association e.V. (BVK), Polskie Stowarzyszenie Inwestorow Kapitalowych (PSIK) and the Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA).
Waterland has offices in Bussum (The Netherlands), Antwerp (Belgium), Düsseldorf and Munich (Germany) and Warsaw (Poland).
Waterland, the successful independent buy and build investment group, has fully established itself with its new office in Warsaw, Poland.
In 2012 Waterland decided to enter the Polish market. Since then it has assembled a team of 5 qualified investment professionals with a mix of operational, strategic and corporate finance skills. Supported with industry expertise from the Waterland offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Düsseldorf and Munich in Germany it aims to deploy the proven Waterland strategy in Poland.
“Poland is a country of ambitious entrepreneurs. Over 20 years of free market economy has created a large number of interesting, fast-growing companies. Our local presence should make investments more available to us and allow us to support Polish entrepreneurs in accelerating their growth plans” – says Robert Thielen, founder and chairman of Waterland, who directly supervised the process of setting up operations in Poland.
Waterland will be investing in Poland out of its EUR 1.1bn Fund V, targeting companies with revenues in the range of EUR 10-200m, whose business is related to one of the following trends: ageing population, outsourcing, leisure & luxury and sustainability.
The Polish Team is led by Dominik Czajewski who has 18 years of professional experience, which includes: strategy consulting, senior executive positions in large CE corporations and running his own advisory business.
The Polish Waterland Team is a combination of investment, strategy and operational cross-functions business experience, which is unique in the Central European private equity industry.
“With our diversified professional experience, we think about ourselves as businessmen rather than financial investors. This helps us understand and work with successful entrepreneurs” – says Dominik Czajewski.
The Waterland Office is located in the central business district of Warsaw, on Plac Trzech Krzyży (Three Crosses Square).
The shareholders' committee of Attero has agreed to the proposed sale of the company to Waterland Private Equity Investments. The Board and shareholders of Attero expect this to offer good perspectives for the future, continuing along the route that the company has already started out upon of sustainable development, recycling and regional cooperation with its customers.