An investment company can only provide active added value if it possesses sufficient expertise. The Waterland investment team is comprised of a group of highly qualified and enterprising professionals with a broad and balanced range of backgrounds. Waterland also has a solid research team that maps out markets and opportunities quickly and effectively for its participations. In addition, Waterland can call on an extensive pool of industry experts, whose relevant know-how and networks are used to implement the growth strategy adopted at the Waterland investments.
The Waterland team is made up of professionals with a solid understanding of and experience with entrepreneurship, financing, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, organisational science, strategy determination, profit optimisation, immovable property and accounting. The team have extensive experience with growing, medium-sized enterprises on internationalising markets. Waterland combines the expertise and experience that is needed to successfully implement the desired growth strategy.
Waterland was founded by Rob Thielen in 1999, after he had gained years of experience in helping with the growth and acquisition of enterprises and other factors that are relevant to Waterland's investment strategy. The investment managers who make up the Waterland team come from various different disciplines and are characterised by a dynamic and proactive mentality. Each member of the team possesses the strong entrepreneurial background necessary for the Waterland philosophy.