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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 [...]

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 [...]

3 12, 2018

Waterland strengthens ATOS clinics by acquiring second leading hospital in Cologne

2018-12-03T15:05:02+00:00December 3rd, 2018|

Waterland Private Equity has expanded its portfolio company ATOS to include a second location in Cologne. MediaPark Klinik is a premium hospital specialising in orthopaedics, with a focus on fields such as trauma surgery, sports medicine, osteopathy and chiropractic. The acquisition will allow the ATOS group of specialised hospitals to enhance its sports medicine expertise. In combination with its ORTHOPARC Clinic, the addition of MediaPark Klinik also makes ATOS the largest regional provider of specialised orthopaedic surgery. “MediaPark Klinik is one of the leading specialised orthopaedic hospitals in Germany and is a perfect addition to ATOS. The acquisition allows [...]

27 11, 2018

Waterland’s Schönes Leben Group expands to Northern Germany

2018-12-03T15:35:25+00:00November 27th, 2018|

Waterland Private Equity has expanded its portfolio company Schönes Leben/compassio to include the care specialist A+R Betriebsgesellschaft mbH. The company operates three inpatient nursing facilities, two of which are located north of Hamburg. This is the second acquisition of the group in the month of November. Following the acquisition of the specialised care home operator Gut Köttenich/Euregio in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia announced last week, Schönes Leben/compassio has added its first two facilities in northern Germany by acquiring A+R Betriebsgesellschaft mbH. The stationary care facilities are located in Ahrensburg and Reinfeld, two towns north of Hamburg, giving [...]

15 11, 2018

Waterland strengthens Schönes Leben by adding Gut Köttenich Group

2018-11-15T14:41:02+00:00November 15th, 2018|

Waterland Private Equity has expanded its portfolio company Schönes Leben Group to include Gut Köttenich / Euregio, a care specialist based in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Gut Köttenich Group’s portfolio of services includes inpatient, outpatient and adult day care, as well as assisted living, non-hospital intensive care and meals on wheels. Following the acquisition of the southern German care specialists compassio in December 2017, Schönes Leben is now expanding into North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state. As a result, the company is taking a further step towards creating an outstanding platform for retirement care, new residential offerings [...]

8 11, 2018

Waterland exits Infradata to IK Investment Partners

2018-11-22T16:24:28+00:00November 8th, 2018|

IK Investment Partners (“IK”), a leading Pan-European private equity firm, is pleased to announce that the IK VIII Fund has acquired a majority stake in Infradata Group (“Infradata”) from Waterland Private Equity Fund V (“Waterland”). Infradata is a leading provider of cybersecurity and secure networking solutions across Europe. Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Infradata was founded in the Netherlands in 2004, where it continues to be headquartered. The company has an additional presence in France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Poland and the US, with ambitious expansion plans. The company provides cybersecurity and secure networking solutions, from design [...]

10 10, 2018

Andreas Helgstrand nominated for Entrepreneur Of The Year

2018-11-09T18:41:00+00:00October 10th, 2018|

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the world's most prestigious competitions celebrating those who are best at creating growth in Denmark and globally. The nomination of Andreas for this award is an acknowledgement of his tremendous work with Helgstrand Dressage. From the early start in 2008, Andreas had high ambitions for Helgstrand Dressage and in just 10 years the enterprise has developed into one of the largest and most innovative firms in its field, resulting in the partnership with Waterland Private Equity this summer. All along, Andreas has dared to think big and this has acted as [...]

4 09, 2018

Waterland strengthens its presence in Switzerland with a new office

2018-09-04T08:47:54+00:00September 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+00:00July 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 [...]