Bolster acquires minority interest in WIND Subsea Cable Services

Bolster Investment Partners has acquired a 49% interest in WIND Subsea Cable Services. WIND is world market leader in the field of logistics, storage and recovery of subsea cables, in particular for offshore wind farms. Bolster will support WIND in achieving its ambitious growth plans.

WIND is active worldwide and carries out projects for well-established developers and owners of offshore wind farms. During the construction phase of these wind farms, WIND manages the handling, transport and temporary storage of the subsea cables. In addition, WIND provides the long-term storage of spare cables and collaborates with partner Mertech Marine to remove decommissioned cables from the seabed for recycling. In this way, WIND contributes to the energy transition and a more sustainable future.

The worldwide activities are coordinated from WIND’s head office in Alkmaar and its main European logistics hub in Velsen-Noord. WIND also has hubs in ports in Amsterdam, Eemshaven, Taichung (Taiwan) and Providence (USA) for the storage and handling of valuable and complex subsea cables. Its geographical coverage means WIND can serve prominent clients quickly and thoroughly.

With Bolster as partner, WIND will continue its successful growth strategy. Key drivers of growth are further international expansion through the opening of new logistics hubs worldwide and investments in equipment and innovation. This will enable WIND to provide its clients with ever-improving and more local services in this fast-growing market, further strengthening its position as global market leader.

Tom Nooij, CEO of WIND Subsea Cable Services: “In recent years, WIND has grown into a world-class player in the niche market of cable logistics and related services. In Bolster we have found a long-term partner that will enable us to preserve our corporate culture and philosophy, and give us the opportunity to expand further in this fast-growing market.”

Michiel van Wissen, Partner & CFO at Bolster Investment Partners: “As a new partner, we’re extremely pleased to be able to support WIND’s team in the further expansion of this great company and, in doing so, to contribute to the energy transition. As worldwide market leader in an international niche market, WIND fits seamlessly into Bolster’s investment philosophy. WIND is very well-placed to expand its market position further in the rapidly offshore wind industry. We look forward to collaborating with WIND’s team.”

For more information, please contact:
WIND Subsea Cable Services
Tom Nooij: +31 72 519 3250

Bolster Investment Partners
Michiel van Wissen: +31 20 226 3088

About WIND Subsea Cable Services
WIND is worldwide market leader in the transport, handling, storage and recovery of subsea offshore cables, in particular for the energy and telecom sectors. With logistics hubs and local teams in ports in Europe, Asia and North America, WIND is able to serve its well-established clients quickly and comprehensively. Through its activities in offshore wind farm construction, WIND makes a substantial contribution to the energy transition and a sustainable future. WIND employs around 60 permanent staff and more than 130 “cable crew”. In 2022, WIND achieved revenue of more than €41 million.

About Bolster Investment Partners
Bolster Investment Partners is a long-term investor specializing in partnerships with entrepreneurs and family businesses. These partnerships are based on both minority and majority interests. Bolster invests in exceptional Dutch companies with a keen focus and a proven business model. It helps entrepreneurs realize their company’s full potential by making the difference as equal partners. Since 1982, Bolster has collaborated successfully with over 100 companies.