Waterland is an independent private equity investment group

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 acts as an active shareholder in its portfolio companies, playing a key role in their strategic and operational development, growth and performance. With its experienced, entrepreneurial investment team, Waterland aims to help ambitious entrepreneurs obtain a strong market position in today’s increasingly competitive business environment. To date, Waterland has made investments in over 550 companies.

Waterland Private Equity Investments B.V. is registered as a fund manager in the register maintained by the Dutch regulator, the AFM (Autoriteit Financiële Markten).

"Growing from a turnover of 10 million to 150 million is not for the weak"

Rob Thielen started his own private equity company and made it into a great success. The secret: choosing themes that 'change society', approaching companies themselves, not waiting for things to go wrong. "With every step in life you become a little more cynical."

Luck is not enough to become one of the world's most successful private equity entrepreneurs, with a (by Dutch Business Magazine Quote ) estimated net worth of nearly 400 million euros and billions of euros from investors under management. But a little luck with a first investment is a huge help, [...]


Waterland Private Equity Investments installs Supervisory Board with founder Rob Thielen as its first Chairman

Waterland Private Equity is pleased to announce the establishment of a Supervisory Board and the appointment of Waterland’s founder and chairman Rob Thielen as the first Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
The Supervisory Board will have an advisory role and will consider all stakeholder perspectives. It will advise on strategic matters affecting Waterland and the private equity funds under management. Furthermore, the Supervisory Board shall oversee risk management, the independence of the daily management of Waterland, as well as compliance matters.

“We are glad that Rob Thi [...]


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