YOEP joins forces with De Praktische GGZ

YOEP joins forces with De Praktische GGZ

Amsterdam, 14 March 2023 – Our portfolio company YOEP will collaborate with De Praktische GGZ. The combination, made possible by Holland Capital, will further create an organisation with a wide range of both youth assistance and mental healthcare.

De Praktische GGZ offers outpatient mental healthcare to children, young people and adults with a professional team of psychologists and coordinating practitioners.

Wide range of integrated youth care and mental health care
By joining forces YOEP expands its activities and specialisation into adult mental healthcare. For clients it creates an organisation with a broad offering of integrated (youth) assistance and mental healthcare. The collaboration will contribute to more effective and affordable (youth) care.

Growth ambitions YOEP
Partnering with De Praktische GGZ is part of YOEP’s growth ambitions. After the acquisition of Ad Astra in March 2022, this is the second step in the company’s growth strategy. The collaboration further contributes to more effective and affordable (youth) care for clients, municipalities and insurers. In addition, the collaboration offers opportunities for further training and development of the employees.

Marije Veen, Director of YOEP: “Thanks to the acquisition of De Praktische GGZ we can, among others, work on strengthening the cooperation between adult mental health care and youth care. Close cooperation between these two is essential in order to be able to provide good care to families.”

Inge Lobbes-Dijkgraaf, director of De Praktische GGZ, “The care for our employees is just as important to us as the care for our clients. The merger creates an even greater foundation for innovation and continuous improvement processes for both the employees of De Praktische GGZ and those of YOEP”.

About De Praktische GGZ
De Praktische GGZ originated from the Practical Youth Care Zoetermeer, which was founded in 2012 and managed by Inge Lobbes-Dijkgraaf and Paul Obdam. The organisation provides outpatient mental healthcare to children, young people and adults. De Praktische GGZ has more than 80 employees and is active in the regions of Haaglanden, Midden-Holland, Holland-Rijnland, Utrecht-West and Rivierenland.

About YOEP
YOEP was founded by Michiel Noordzij, a child-and youth psychiatrist, and Simon van den Brekel in 2015. The organisation provides outpatient specialised healthcare (SGGZ) to children and young adults until the age of 23. The care is provided by more than 180 employees using a self-developed e-health application, the Functionering Profiel. Ad Astra, offering guidance and youth assistance, has been part of YOEP since March 2022. The organisation is active in the regions of Zuid-Holland, Midden-Holland, Haaglanden, Holland-Rijnland, greater Amsterdam and Gooi en Vechtstreek.

About Holland Capital
Over the past 40 years Holland Capital has responsibly and successfully invested in more than 160 SMEs. With a clear investment strategy Holland Capital is active in the attractive growth markets of Healthcare and Technology. Holland Capital’s experienced, entrepreneurial and committed investment team aims to establish an open, sustainable and professional relationship with the companies it invests in with the common goal of achieving growth. Holland Capital is backed by a broad network of successful Healthcare and Technology entrepreneurs.

Since 2021, Holland Capital has been the shareholder of YOEP and has supported the organization actively with both operational and strategic initiatives.