About us

Bolster Investment Partners is a long-term investor specializing in minority interests. Bolster invests in exceptional Dutch companies with a keen focus and a proven business model. Bolster helps entrepreneurs realize their company’s full potential. By acting as equal partners to make the difference.

Bolster has a proven track record. As an investment firm we have collaborated successfully with over 100 companies since 1982. Van Lanschot Kempen is involved through a substantial minority interest in the fund, investing alongside a select group of current and former entrepreneurs.

 

OUR MISSION

“To create real, sustainable value for our businesses and our investors by leveraging knowledge, resources and network.”

Bolster, voormalig Van Lanschot Participaties, is een lange termijn investeerder voor echte waardecreatie.

Awards & Nominations

  • ACG Awards 2021: Bolster wins the Deal of the Year with the investment in Infoplaza / Weeronline
  • M&A Awards 2020: Bolster wins the Best Small Cap Deal Award with the investment in Infoplaza / Weeronline
  • M&A Awards 2020: Hanneke Modderman is nominated in the category Best Young PE manager
  • M&A Awards 2020: Bolster is nominated as Best Private Equity House Lower Mid-Market
  • ACG Awards 2019: Bolster wins the Best Exit of the Year Award with the sell of Medsen & Ceban
  • M&A Awards 2019: Bolster is nominated as Best Private Equity House Lower Mid-Market
  • M&A Awards 2018: Bolster is nominated as Best Private Equity House Lower Mid-Market

Partners

Association for Corporate Growth
Bolster is affiliated with the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). ACG Holland organizes monthly events for its network of approximately 800 professionals who are involved in the mid-market M&A practice. From Bolster, Mark van Rijn is part of the ACG Holland board.
Bolster is een lange termijn investeerder voor echte waardecreatie. Bolster is aangesloten bij ACG.
Bart de Graaff Foundation
Since 2016 Bolster has been a partner of the Bart de Graaff Foundation. As a mentor company we help young people with physical disability, to set up their own company. This year we support Teun van den Brom, founder of the Champagne Baron, to start his own business selling exclusive champagnes.
Bolster is een lange termijn investeerder voor echte waardecreatie. Bolster is mentorbedrijf van de Bart de Graaff Foundation.
Brookz
Bolster is an active member of Brookz. Brookz is a Dutch M&A platform with 35,000 entrepreneurs, investors and advisors, making it the largest M&A platform in the Netherlands. Brookz is 100% independent and has been bringing entrepreneurs, investors and advisors in direct contact with each other since 2007.
M&A Community
Bolster is involved as a partner of the M&A Community of Alex van Groningen. This is a platform for professionals working in the fields of M&A, Corporate Finance, Private Equity and Venture Capital. Additionally, Matthijs de Vroome, is a member of the board of the Young M&A Community, the network organization for young professionals working in M&A, Corporate Finance and Private Equity up to the age of 35.
Noordster Handelsclub
Bolster joined De Noordster Handelsclub. De Noordster Handelsclub provides a platform for Dutch specialists active in the field of industrials, construction and engineering. De Noordster Handelsclub brings together entrepreneurs, decision-makers, board members, (commercial) managers and specialists from small, medium and large companies.
Nederlandse Vereniging van Participatiemaatschappijen
Bolster is a member of the NVP. The NVP is the private equity and venture capital association of the Netherlands and represents 90% of private equity and venture capital under management in the Netherlands.
Bolster is een lange termijn investeerder voor echte waardecreatie. Bolster is lid van de NVP.
Trees for All
Bolster is a CO2 partner of the Trees For All Foundation and has compensated its CO2 footprint since the privatization in 2017. As a CO2 partner, Bolster contributes to the certified forest projects of Trees For All, such as a reforestation project with local farmers in the Bolivian Amazon.