4 09, 2018

Waterland strengthens its presence in Switzerland with a new office

2018-09-04T08:47:54+00:00 September 4th, 2018|

Waterland Private Equity expands its Swiss activities with an office in Zurich. This enables Waterland to get closer to Swiss entrepreneurs and local markets. The team will be working closely with the offices in Munich and Hamburg, and will help to continue fostering international growth while leveraging synergies between the locations. “Switzerland is a highly interesting market, and we are a very attractive growth partner for mid-sized companies in the region. This is demonstrated by our current engagement in Tineo – previously Quickline Business,” says Jörg Dreisow, Managing Partner at Waterland. “With our buy & build experience, financial strength, [...]

24 07, 2018

The Gas Tag Group acquires leading gas safety management consultants in multi-million pound deal

2018-08-22T12:00:54+00:00 July 24th, 2018|

Leading RegTech company Gas Tag has acquired independent gas compliance consultants Morgan Lambert. The strategic deal is set to create the sector’s leading multi-disciplinary compliance consultancy to the UK social housing sector. The acquisition is for the Millington Lord Group, which includes Morgan Lambert, who work with social landlords to provide gas and electrical auditing and safety management consultancy, as well as Qualitas Compliance, which provides similar services to the private sector. Gas Tag is a leading Regulatory Technology company and its innovative technology has been developed to enable housing associations to meet their gas safety and associated regulatory [...]

19 07, 2018

Within Reach and Swyx announce merger and the acquisition of Centile, creating a European Unified Communications Champion

2018-08-23T13:49:32+00:00 July 19th, 2018|

Swyx merges with the Within Reach Group (WRG), parent company of Voiceworks and creates the European market leader for innovative communication services. At the same time, the new Group is acquiring the French software developer Centile, one of Europe’s leading providers of Cloud PBX, unified communications and fixed mobile convergence solutions for service providers and integrators. The combined group will become European market leader in the field of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). Three strong solutions for partners under one roof The group will strive for further growth – both, in the existing countries and via international expansion. Currently the group operates in the core [...]

9 07, 2018

Waterland enters into partnership with Hansefit

2018-07-16T10:13:56+00:00 July 9th, 2018|

Waterland Private Equity has acquired a stake in corporate fitness network Hansefit. The company, a B2B platform for fitness services with its headquarters in Bremen, is the clear market leader in Germany with more than 1,300 corporate customers. “We are delighted that we will be able to support Hansefit – the market leader in the highgrowth segment of company fitness networks – in expanding and rolling out its high-quality services,” says Dr. Gregor Hengst, Principal of Waterland Private Equity. The growth investor acquired its shares from Stefan Runge, who is leaving the company. Hansefit founder, co-owner and CEO Jens Pracht, who developed and [...]

5 07, 2018

Waterland and Helgstrand Dressage enter partnership to create the world leader in equestrian sports

2018-07-05T14:13:15+00:00 July 5th, 2018|

Waterland Private Equity (”Waterland”) enters into a partnership with Helgstrand Dressage A/S (”Helgstrand Dressage”), one of the world’s leading equestrian sports companies with modern sales and training centers in Aalborg, Denmark, and Wellington, US, and more than 70 employees. Waterland becomes a majority shareholder in Helgstrand Dressage and completes its first investment in Denmark after the opening of Waterland’s office in Copenhagen in August 2017. Since its foundation in 2008, Helgstrand Dressage has created a successful international business with sales activities in more than 35 countries and annual revenue exceeds EUR 50 million, corresponding to more than 30% growth [...]

3 07, 2018

Waterland adds Klinikzentrum Mühlengrund to MEDIAN

2018-07-03T16:56:14+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|

Waterland Private Equity has expanded its portfolio company MEDIAN by adding Klinikzentrum Mühlengrund in north Hesse. Mühlengrund is a modern facility for inpatient rehabilitation in the indications of orthopaedics, internal medicine/cardiology, diabetology, neurology and psychosomatics. The acquisition marks the extension of MEDIAN’s range of medical and therapeutic services and complements MEDIAN’s regional presence in Hesse. “Klinikzentrum Mühlengrund is a perfect addition to MEDIAN. Featuring more than 550 beds and 530 employees with the highest standard of professional expertise, the clinic has been a reputable institution in the Waldeck tourist region for decades,” says MEDIAN CEO Dr André Schmidt. “By taking this step, [...]

26 04, 2018

Otravo plans to merge with Travelgenio, to become top-5 online travel agent in Europe

2018-05-07T10:24:00+00:00 April 26th, 2018|

Otravo, the parent company of Vliegtickets.nl, dé VakantieDiscounter, Flygstolen, Greitai and many other online travel brands, plans to merge with the global online travel agent Travelgenio.com. With this proposed merger, Otravo becomes one of the top 5 online resellers of airline tickets and packaged holidays in Europe. It is the fourth transaction in a row since the entry of investment company Waterland as a majority shareholder. Notification has been submitted to the German ‘Bundeskartellamt’. Active in 32 countries With its strategy to offer very attractive prices, Travelgenio, founded in 2010, has grown rapidly into a substantial player, with annual [...]

15 01, 2018

Gas Tag completes Private Equity deal, worth over £20 million

2018-01-24T13:46:04+00:00 January 15th, 2018|

Pioneering technology company Gas Tag has secured a multi-million pound investment from leading private equity house Waterland. The deal, which values Gas Tag at well in excess of £20million, will enable the business to continue to scale up rapidly both within the UK and internationally. In return for the investment, Waterland will gain a minority stake and two of its senior team will join the board of the Liverpool-headquartered company. Waterland Private Equity has been established in Europe since 1999 but only launched its UK office in early 2017. It recently moved into larger offices in Wilmslow to house its growing [...]

11 01, 2018

Waterland sells its participation in A-ROSA river cruises

2018-01-24T13:46:10+00:00 January 11th, 2018|

Munich, 11th January 2018 – Waterland Private Equity is selling its interest in the A-ROSA river cruise group to Duke Street. The British company based in London is acquiring all the shares in the market leader for premium cruises on European rivers together with management. “We are delighted to have found in Duke Street a new investor who will push ahead with growth of the A-ROSA river cruise group,” commented Jörg Dreisow, Managing Partner at Waterland. The independent private equity firm acquired a majority share in the leading German river cruise provider in 2009, and has since contributed significantly [...]

9 01, 2018

Waterland invests in debt collection service provider coeo Inkasso

2018-01-24T13:46:15+00:00 January 9th, 2018|

Hamburg, 9th January 2018 – Waterland Private Equity has added the coeo Inkasso Group to its portfolio. The service provider for receivables management with annual sales of around EUR 50 million is active in telecommunications, e-commerce and retail, among other industries. Dr. Tom Haverkamp, the owner to date, will remain part of the company as co-owner and managing director, and he will also continue to be actively involved in shaping the company in the future. coeo Inkasso based in Dormagen collects receivables from consumers and companies as a specialized service provider, thereby securing the liquidity of its customers. The [...]