Airborne O&G in jumper spool qualification program for Shell

zoom Oil major Shell has awarded a contract to Airborne Oil & Gas for deepwater subsea thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) jumper spool qualification. Airborne Oil & Gas, the world’s first manufacturer of TCP, said on Monday that it would complete a qualification program for high-pressure, deepwater TCP jumper spools which is expected to first be […]


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Investing in the Future – Article in Corporate Vision Magazine March 2017 Edition

Tim van Delden speaks to Coporate Vision Magazine about HPE Growth Capital, its mission and how it achieves these hot on the heels of their success in achieving the Finest in Fund Management – CIO Winner – Germany award.   Read the article here


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Dutch Prime Minister visits Airborne Composites

Day of Industry On Tuesday February 7th 2017 the second edition of the “Day of Industry”  was organized at the Airbone – Siemens Fieldlab in The Hague. With more than 400 representatives from the industry, institutes and government, it turns out to be a very successful event. Key note speaker was Prime Minister Rutte emphasizing […]


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SFC Energy strengthens Executive Board through adding a CSO Defense & Security

  SFC Energy strengthens Executive Board through adding a CSO Defense & Security    Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, December 16, 2016 – SFC Energy, a leading provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets, has made changes in its Management Board to strengthen the Company’s sales orientation in the attractive industrial Defense […]


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Kreditech raises EUR 10m from Rakuten

  Investment to improve financial freedom for the underbanked and open up new partnership opportunities Hamburg, Germany, 15 December 2016 – Kreditech, the leading consumer finance company, has raised EUR 10m equity from Rakuten, Inc. This is another landmark investment in fintech by Rakuten, a leader in internet services and global innovation headquartered in Japan. […]


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“Auf der Daten-Drückbank” – Germany newspaper article about eGym

  Auf der Daten-Drückbank Das Münchner Start-up eGym hilft Fitnessfans. Eine App zeigt ihnen, wie viel sie trainiert haben und ob der Kollege besser war. “Wer sich mit der Geschichte des Fitnessstudios befasst, landet schnell bei Jack LaLanne. Der “Godfather of Modern Fitness” eröffnete 1936 eines der ersten Gyms der USA und entwickelte Fitnessgeräte. Bis […]


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Interview Alexander Graubner-Muller, CEO Kreditech in FinTech Magazine

  FinTech Magazine: “On the 8th of December the first edition of the FinTech magazine was launched. The FinTech Magazine is published as a special supplement to het Financieele Dagblad on 8 December 2016, bringing the latest news, trends, inspiring stories and company profiles of the hottest FinTech ventures.” (Dec 8, 2016, http://www.fintech.nl/fintech-magazine) Click to […]


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Vantiv and PPRO Group Partner on International Alternative Payment Methods for U.S. Merchants to Expand Their Reach Overseas

  CINCINNATI and LONDON, Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/   Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV), a leading provider of payment processing services and technology for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, and PPRO Group, a cross border e-payment provider, today announced a partnership to offer international alternative payment methods (APMs) to Vantiv’s merchants. This new relationship […]


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“Meister der Nische” – German newspaper article, eGym

Meister der Nische Das Internet für die Massen beherrschen amerikanische Konzerne wie Google oder Amazon. Doch bei der Digitalisierung der Industrie spielen deutsche Spezialisten weltweit ganz vorne mit. ” Welche Unternehmen fallen einem beim Stichwort Internet ein? Google, Apple, Amazon. Auch Facebook, Uber und Samsung natürlich – jene Unternehmen, die mit dem Siegeszug des World […]


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AEVI launches Albert POS and its open marketplace for merchant apps in the US

When AEVI, a provider of global payment transactions and a marketplace for B2B apps and services, christened its first mobile point of sale (POS) tablet ‘Albert’ after the one of the most disruptive physicists of the 20th century, it fully intended it to shake up our reality as thoroughly as Einstein had. Well, if not […]


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AEVI closes its funding round with an additional investment of EUR 10 million by Adveq – following first tranche by HPE from May 2016

AEVI, a provider of global payment transactions and a marketplace for B2B apps and services, announced today that it has completed its EUR 30 million capital increase by securing a EUR 10 million investment from Adveq, a global private equity investor. The co-investment was made alongside Dutch investor HPE Growth Capital, which provided the initial […]


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Interview Wirtschafts Woche Manfred Krikke

  Last month our Partner Manfred Krikke was interviewed by the German magazine Wirtschafts Woche. Follow the link to read the entire interview: Interview Manfred Krikke – Wirtschafts Woche


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Airborne Oil & Gas secures € 23 million funding

PRESS RELEASE IJmuiden, 10 October 2016   Airborne Oil & Gas (AOG), the world’s leading manufacturer of Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) for oil & gas applications, announced today that it has raised € 23 million in a series C investment round from both new and existing shareholders. Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV) joins the shareholder […]


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Hotel Management made easier through apps, with AEVI and Vasona Systems International (VSi) partnership announcement

  San Jose (CA), USA and Paderborn, Germany AEVI is pleased to welcome VSi, a leading developer of mobile apps for the hospitality industry, as a partner for the AEVI Global Marketplace, designed to revolutionise how merchants conduct and streamline their businesses by providing a new way of engaging with customers. The partnership will leverage […]


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Kreditech launches online POS financing

The consumer finance technology company Kreditech has announced its new business line, Online Point-of-Sales (POS) Financing, with its first client, PayU Global BV. PayU Global BV, a leading payment services provider and the e-payments division of Naspers Ltd., deploys Kreditech’s B2B2C solution. In the freshly launched beta phase with a selected merchant, PayU provides Kreditech`s […]


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Die größten Finanzierungsrunden 2016 – German Article in Wirtschafts Woche by Maximilian Noworth

  “Die größten Finanzierungsrunden 2016” Bei den sechs finanzstärksten Kapitalrunden im ersten Halbjahr 2016 dominierten internationale Investoren. August 29, 2016   In Deutschland gibt es gefühlt mehr Initiativen für Gründerkultur als Gründer. Kaum eine politische Sonntagsrede verklingt, ohne dass jemand eine bessere Infrastruktur für deutsche Start-ups fordert, gerade jetzt vor den Landtagswahlen in Berlin. Nach […]


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Worldpay enters strategic collaboration with AEVI for omnichannel payments in Europe

Paderborn. Worldpay selects AEVI as a strategic partner to drive omnichannel payments in Europe. Europe’s number one payment provider announced the European launch of a new omnichannel payment solution: Worldpay Total. The service is offered in collaboration with AEVI, a provider of global payment transaction solutions and marketplace for value-added apps and services. Worldpay Total […]


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Chevron invests in Airborne Oil & Gas

Airborne Oil & Gas secures Chevron Technology Ventures as investor and shareholder Airborne Oil & Gas, the world’s leading composite pipe manufacturer, has secured an investment from Chevron Technology Ventures, the technology investment arm of Chevron Corporation of the USA. The Dutch manufacturer has developed a range of composite pipe products that offer unique benefits […]


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HPE Growth Capital leads $45 mln Series C for eGym

Munich, March 21 rd, 2016. eGym, the leading provider of high-tech strength equipment and advanced software for organizing the fitness training floor, has today announced $45 million in Series C financing led by new investor HPE Growth Capital. Existing investors, including Highland Europe, also participated in the round. eGym’s innovative product portfolio is a combination […]


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HPE Growth Capital invests up to EUR 30m in AEVI

Paderborn/Amsterdam, May 11, 2016. HPE Growth Capital invests in AEVI: Helping AEVI to grow in a dynamic market In the context of a capital increase worth up to EUR 30 million, HPE Growth Capital is acquiring a minority stake in AEVI, a subsidiary of Wincor Nixdorf AG, with retroactive effect from October 1, 2015. AEVI […]


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Airborne acquires Aviation Enterprises Limited

  The Hague, January 25th, 2016 – The Netherlands-based Airborne International is pleased to announce the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Aviation Enterprises Limited based in the United Kingdom. Through this acquisition Airborne strengthens its international position in the composites market for Marine structures. AEL has a strong network in the UK, […]


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HPE participates in charity staircase run 2015



On December 17th Martina and Anne participated in the charity stair case run for 3FM serious request: “We had to race from the bottom to the top floor of the Symphony’s building. 29 floor, 58 stairs and more then 250 steps” “The race was tough, the air was dry and my legs felt sour after […]


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Pangaea Ventures provides growth capital to Airborne International

The Hague – Vancouver based Pangaea Ventures (www.pangaeaventures.com), an investment firm dedicated to Advanced Materials, has invested Euro 4 million of growth capital in composites specialist Airborne International in The Hague. With this investment, Pangaea joins a total Euro 10 million growth financing round led by existing shareholders including Amsterdam-based HPE Growth Capital. Airborne International […]


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Smart Industry fieldlab Digital Factory Composites van start.

Den Haag – De Haagse loco-burgemeester Ingrid van Engelshoven heeft het ‘Airborne Siemens Digital Factory Composites Fieldlab’ gelanceerd. Een fieldlab is een proeftuin van bedrijven en kennisinstellingen die samenwerken aan slimme productietechnieken, door nieuwste productiemiddelen zoals robots en sensors te combineren met software, data en internet. Fieldlabs vormen de ruggengraat van de Actieagenda Smart Industry. […]


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Airborne to supply non-collapsible flexible jumpers to Wild Well Control for the deepest riserless plug & abandonment in the Gulf of Mexico

Wild Well Control awarded Airborne Oil & Gas a contract for the supply of two flexible TCP Jumpers. The two jumpers, 2 inch and 10 ksi rated, are collapse resistant to 3000 meters water depth. They are delivered in lengths of 300 ft each and will provide the flexible fluid connection between a drill string […]


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PPRO Group takes the spotlight at 2015 Emerging Payment Awards

London, United Kingdom – 19 October 2015 PPRO Group hit the top spot at the 2015 Emerging Payment Awards, winning two sought after awards: ‘Emerging Payments Entrepreneur of the Year’ and ‘Leading Emerging Payments Organisation of the year’. The win marks the on-going success of the company and reaffirms its position as a leading player […]


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Innovative pipelines for offshore production: Evonik invests in Airborne Oil & Gas

Essen – Through its venture capital arm, Evonik has invested in Airborne Oil & Gas (IJmuiden, Netherlands). The specialty chemicals group now holds a minority interest in the Dutch company. The investment was made jointly with HPE Growth Capital (HPE) and Shell Technology Ventures. The parties have agreed not to disclose the volume of the transaction. Airborne Oil & […]


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HPE Growth Capital welcomes two new team members

As from January 1, 2013, Stefan Brugman joined HPE as our in-house Legal Counsel. Previously, Stefan worked for several years as a lawyer and notary candidate at Stibbe, an international law firm, of which two years was spent in their London office. Prior to joining Stibbe, Stefan worked at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. Stefan holds a degree in […]


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HPE Growth Capital celebrates 5 year anniversary

On 7 April 2013 HPE Growth Capital celebrated its 5 year anniversary. Founded in 2008, we have built a team of 12 professionals and 10 industry advisors. HPE is headquartered in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and also has an office in Dusseldorf (Germany). HPE Growth Capital (“HPE”) is an investment firm focusing on growth-stage investments in small to […]


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“Holland Private Equity” changes corporate name to “HPE Growth Capital”

We have started the New Year with a new corporate identity by changing “Holland Private Equity” to “HPE Growth Capital”. Over the past years our business partners have gotten to know us more and more as simply HPE and we believe that “Growth Capital” very much covers the essence of what we do as a […]


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SFC Energy: Delivery of major order from the German Bundeswehr for the equipment of additional soldiers completed

• Flexible all-in-one energy solution includes portable JENNY fuel cell, SFC Power Manager, solar panel, hybrid battery and extensive accessories • System reduces weight, increases mobility and improves endurance of soldiers in action     Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, November 22, 2012 – SFC Energy AG, technology and market leader for portable, mobile, and off-grid power generation and distribution, has delivered the […]


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ACG European Capital Tour to bring together US and European middle market deal community 

Amsterdam: September 10th 2012: On 8 – 10 October 2012, ACG, the premier authority in the US on corporate growth, corporate development and mergers and acquisitions, will host the European Capital Tour in Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. The tour, ACG’s first in Europe, will start conversations between US private equity and dealmakers in the European […]


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Cotesa significantly strengthens its Balance Sheet with investment from HPE

Mittweida, Germany May 31, 2012 HPE, a European growth capital investment firm, today has signed irrevocable agreements with Cotesa GmbH (“Cotesa” or “the Company”) and its shareholders to invest in excess of EUR 20.0m million in the Company in a combination of primary and secondary capital. The transaction, which will significantly strengthen Cotesa’s equity reserves, is subject to several […]


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Airborne Oil & Gas wins JEC Award in Paris

Airborne has won the prestigious JEC Europe 2012 Innovation Award, for its revolutionary technology for thermoplastic composite pipes for the Oil & Gas industry. The award has been handed out during the JEC Europe Composites Show and Conference, the biggest composite exhibition worldwide, on 27 to 29 March 2012 in Paris, France. With this award, Airborne receives recognition […]


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HPE invests in Hess AG to Support its Continued Drive for Market Leadership

Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany November 3, 2011 Holland Private Equity (“HPE”) has invested EUR 12.5m million in Hess AG (“Hess”) in a combination of primary and secondary capital to become a significant minority shareholder with the remaining ownership held by the Hess family. Supported by HPE’s expertise in accelerating growth and the capital injection, Hess will further increase investments in product […]


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Synova S.A. attracts CHF 20m in growth capital from HPE

Ecublens, Switzerland and Amsterdam, the Netherlands, September 27, 2011. Holland Private Equity (“HPE”) invested substantial primary capital in Synova S.A. (“Synova”) in a capital increase of up to CHF 20 million to become its largest outside shareholder. The expansion capital will allow Synova to further execute its internationalization, sales expansion and fuel further product development […]


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HPE confirms Final Closing Date of its HPE PRO Institutional Fund for June 29, 2011

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 30, 2011 – Due to strong interest of investors to join the HPE PRO Institutional Fund, the Final Closing Date of the Fund has been confirmed by the Manager for June 29, 2011. About Holland Private Equity Established in 2008, Holland Private Equity (“HPE”) is a leading European private equity firm, focusing on […]


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SFC Energy AG – Press Release

SFC announces new anchor shareholder, and changes in Executive Board, Supervisory Board, and organisation • Holland Private Equity acquires 25.01% equity stake from Pricap Venture Partners AG as well as from Dr Manfred Stefener • CEO Dr Peter Podesser – with HPE’s support – will further drive industrialization of the business model and implementation of a growth strategy […]


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Holland Private Equity joins the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1 November, 2010 – The European private equity firm Holland Private Equity (“HPE”) has become a member of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (“EVCA”). HPE Managing Director commented: “Having joined the EVCA, HPE is now fully plugged into the European network of venture capital and private equity professionals, raising its profile of […]


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Airborne attracts Growth Capital

Holland Private Equity finances new production line Financieel Dagblad, by Hans Maarsen Amsterdam, 21 August 2010 Composite manufacturer Airborne will use growth capital of Holland Private Equity to build a new plant at a harbor location. The investors are providing EUR 9 M in exchange for a minority stake in the company. With the new capital the company […]


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HPE holds Interim Closing at EUR 77 million and Closes First Investment

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 16, 2010 – Holland Private Equity (“HPE”) executed an Interim Closing this summer at EUR 77m (USD 100m). The HPE PRO Institutional Fund has attracted several new international institutional investors and family offices. Earlier this year on January 1, 2010, HPE held its first closing of the HPE PRO Institutional Fund […]


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Holland Private Equity exceeds Fundraising Target with Final Close above EUR 150 million

Amsterdam, July 04, 2011 With large institutional investors from Switzerland, Scandinavia and the USA stepping in during the last few weeks, Holland Private Equity (“HPE”) held its final close on June 29, 2011. In the past 18 months HPE has raised more than EUR 150 million and surpassed its targeted fund size. Since January 2010, HPE is backed […]


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Second ACG Holland Meeting well received

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 15, 2010 – ACG Holland, presided by Holland Private Equity Managing Director Hans van Ierland, on June 15 organized its second Luncheon Meeting of 2010. ACG Holland is associated with the ACG USA and is an initiative in cooperation with Holland Private Equity, Holland Corporate Finance, Houthoff Buruma and Van Lanschot […]


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ACG Holland’s first 2010 Lunch Meeting a large success

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 21, 2010 – ACG Holland today held its first of a series of Luncheon Meetings in 2010 at the headquarters of the leading Dutch law firm Houthoff Buruma. ACG Holland is associated with the ACG USA and is an initiative in cooperation with Holland Private Equity, Holland Corporate Finance, Houthoff Buruma and Van Lanschot […]


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HPE holds second Annual General Meeting and Investors approve Audited Fund Accounts

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 21, 2010 – Today, Holland Private Equity (“HPE”) has held the second Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of its fund since inception. The AGM unanimously approved the annual accounts of HPE’s fund vehicles, which were audited by Deloitte and Ernst & Young. About Holland Private Equity Established in 2008, Holland Private Equity (“HPE”) is a […]


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Minister and Mayor open HFC Plaza which hosts HPE’s Offices

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 8, 2010 – Exactly 5 weeks after Holland Private Equity (“HPE”) relocated from its office at the WTC in Amsterdam, the minister of Economic Affairs and the mayor of Amsterdam officially opened HFC Plaza, the new centre for start-up businesses which also houses HPE’s new offices. The city of Amsterdam supports […]


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The European Investment Fund commits EUR 25 million to Holland Private Equity

Amsterdam/Luxembourg The European Investment Fund has committed EUR 25 million of European Commission resources into Holland Private Equity (HPE). In the past 12 months HPE has raised more than EUR 100 million, being well on its way to hit the target size of EUR 150 million within the first half year of 2011. Since January […]


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Holland Private Equity moves into new offices at the APG Tower in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 1, 2010 – The European private equity firm Holland Private Equity (“HPE”) Amsterdam has relocated to brand new offices on the 26th floor in the APG Tower at the Zuidas in Amsterdam. HPE’s offices are part of the Holland Financial Centre Plaza, which brings together a variety of new and innovative investment funds under […]


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Holland Private Equity joins the Dutch Private Equity Association (NvP) as a New Member.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, January 15, 2010 – The European private equity firm Holland Private Equity (“HPE”) has become a member of the Dutch Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (“NVP”). HPE Managing Director commented: “We are very excited about having been granted the opportunity to join the NVP and, through our membership, will actively contribute […]


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First Closing of HPE Institutional Fund backed by IMQubator, a Fund-of- Fund Initiative of APG

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, January 1, 2010 – Following the re-orientation from a private individual-backed fund to an institutional fund approach, on January 1, 2010, Holland Private Equity (“HPE”) held the institutional First Closing of its HPE PRO Institutional Fund. The institutional First Closing primarily comprised funds of the HPE Partners and from a top-tier Cornerstone […]


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Yvan Morel de Westgaver and Carmen Cordier join HPE as Special Advisors

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 4, 2009 – Holland Private Equity (“HPE”) is proud to announce that two outstanding experts of operational excellence have recently decided to join HPE as Special Advisors. This brings the number of Special Advisors associated with HPE to a total of five. Moreover, the additions underline HPE’s commitment to Belgium as a key geography in […]


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Holland Private Equity enters the SenterNovem Groeifaciliteit program.

  Amsterdam/The Hague, The Netherlands, October 29, 2009 – SenterNovem has accepted Holland Private Equity as a participant into the Groeifaciliteit program. SenterNovem is an agency within the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. The program allows participants to have 50% of their primary capital equity investment guaranteed by the Dutch State for a specific fee. Aim of […]


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Harry Dolman joins HPE as COO and Partner

Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Los Angeles, USA, August 19, 2009 – After working with the Holland Private Equity (“HPE”) team as an investor and later on as Special Advisor for close to one year, Dutch national Harry Dolman has joined the HPE team as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Dolman has built a career with the […]


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