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.

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

Our mission

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


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. In 2017 Amy Hehalatu started her own dog walking service West Dogs in Amsterdam and in 2018 we supported Snežana Nedeski with the preparations for her own IT consultancy company. This year we will support Joyca Kuijpers to further develop her company Planet Webdesign.