Van Lanschot Participaties to continue as Bolster Investment Partners

Van Lanschot Participaties will continue under the name Bolster Investment Partners with effect from today. In late 2017 the team of nine was spun off from Van Lanschot Kempen to become an independent investment firm. Bolster’s ambition is to invest in two to three Dutch companies a year and it has raised investment capital of € 135 million in recent months to fulfill this ambition. Van Lanschot Kempen is a cornerstone investor in the new fund through a substantial minority interest, alongside a select group of current and former entrepreneurs.

Joost Bakhuizen, partner and co-founder of Bolster: “We are proud to be launching our new name today. A fresh start, built on a solid track record. As a long-term investor we focus on minority interests in exceptional Dutch companies – exceptional on account of their unique product or service and their market position. We believe we are second to none in our ability to recognize these hidden champions and, more importantly, to help them leverage their full potential.”

The core of Bolster’s investment philosophy is the formation of long-term partnerships as a foundation for creating sustainable value. Bolster combines a long-term vision with ongoing involvement in the implementation of the growth strategy. In doing so it leverages its knowledge and resources as well as its network in support of the company, whilst expressly allowing the entrepreneur room to do business.

The four most recent investments by Van Lanschot Participaties have been transferred to the new fund to give it a flying start. Bolster Investment Partners also remains responsible for the existing portfolio of Van Lanschot Participaties.

Bolster invests in companies with an operating profit of € 3 million or more. Between € 5 and 20 million is invested in each company for an equity stake of no less than 20%. Bolster has a broad sector focus, with an emphasis on manufacturing, services and trading. Since 1982 it has collaborated successfully with over 100 companies.

For more information please contact:

Bolster Investment Partners
Joost Bakhuizen / Mark van Rijn / Michiel van Wissen / Paul Vogelzang
+31 20 226 3088

About Bolster.
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.
Bolster has a proven track record; since 1982 it has collaborated successfully with over 100 companies. It operated under the flag of Van Lanschot Participaties until late 2017, when the team became an independent investment firm operating under the name Bolster Investment Partners.

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