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. Having previously operated under the flag of Van Lanschot Participaties, in late 2017 the entire team became an independent unit operating under the name Bolster Investment Partners. Our former parent company Van Lanschot Kempen remains 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.

Partners

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 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.

As partner of the Bart de Graaff Foundation we help every year one “Bikkel”, young people with physical limitation for life, to start their own company. Last year Amy Hehalatu started her own dog walking service West Dogs in Amsterdam and this year Snežana Nedeski will start her own IT consultancy company.