Holland Venture raises 55 million for a new private equity fund

Amsterdam, 13th of December 2016 – Holland Venture has launched a new private equity fund. The capital is intended for small and medium-sized Dutch companies operating in the fields of Healthcare and Technology. The fundraising went expeditiously; the target amount of EUR 55 million was attracted within three months.

Active investment strategy
Holland Venture Entrepreneurs Fund III has a similar investment strategy as the previous funds. She invests in growing, medium-sized companies that have their headquarters in the Netherlands and are active in Healthcare and Technology. With this fund, Holland Venture facilitates management buy-outs and growth capital. Besides additional capital, Holland Venture adds value by providing knowledge, network and hands-on support. The new fund has set a target to achieve 10-12 investments in the coming years.

Experience and network in Healthcare and Technology
Since 1981, Holland Venture has built up expertise in Healthcare and Technology. Within Healthcare, she invests in medical technology, Healthcare providers and providers to Healthcare institutions. Recently, Holland Venture supported the buy-and-build strategy of dentist chain RDW and the management buyout of Humeca, a  company that develops innovative products in the field of burn surgery. In the Technology space, Holland Venture focuses on – amongst others –  software, security and big data solutions. Within the Technology space, Holland Venture focuses, amongst others, on software, security and big data solutions. As such, Holland Venture supports the buy-and-build strategy of security, networking & cloud integrator QSight IT, as well as the growth of Virtual Affairs, a company that provides digital solutions for banks and insurances.

Expeditious fundraising
Due to a positive track record, there was an extraordinary amount of interest from both existing and new investors, at home and abroad. As a result, the target amount of EUR 55 million was quickly achieved and Holland Venture could not respond to all interested limited partners. Investors in the new fund include entrepreneurs (many of which are active in Healthcare and Technology), family offices and institutional investors. With this new fund, the total assets under management exceed EUR 100 million. Holland Venture Entrepreneurs Fund III is the ninth fund since Holland Venture’s foundation in 1981.

About Holland Venture
Holland Venture is one of the first independent private equity firms in the Netherlands. For more than 30 years, Holland Venture has been successfully and responsibly investing in promising small and medium-sized Dutch businesses with growth ambitions. With a clear investment strategy, Holland Venture anticipates long-term trends in attractive growth markets with a focus on the Healthcare and Technology sectors. Their experienced and dedicated investment team understands entrepreneurship. They aim for a transparent, supportive and professional relationship with the management teams, pursuing sustainable growth as a common goal. Holland Venture is supported by a broad network of successful entrepreneurs in Healthcare and Technology.