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 Bankiers. During the meeting themed “Doing Business in China”, presentations were given by two highprofile speakers: Mr. Boudewijn Poldermans (AETICO) and Mr. Louwrens Dijkstra (CEO of Hyva). AETICO has extensive experience with the Chinese market, having assisted both Chinese and European private and public organization in defining and realizing access to market, real estate and investment strategies. The company, moreover, has been involved in a diversity of M&A projects. Hyva, in turn, is a globally active firm established in 1979 which is committed to the development, production, marketing and distribution of components for the commercial vehicle industry.
The meeting was attended by more than 100 interested guests, including management board members of small and mid-cap companies, lawyers and corporate finance advisors. The next meeting is scheduled for June 15, 2010 and will feature a presentation by Holland Corporate Finance on Debt Advisory.
About the Association for Corporate Growth (“ACG”)
Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth (http://www.acg.org) is the premier global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Leaders in corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms focused on building value in their organizations belong to ACG. They recognize the multiple benefits of networking within an influential community of executives growing public and private companies worldwide. For 50 years, ACG members have focused on strategic activities that increase revenues, profits and, ultimately, stakeholder value. Today ACG stands at more than 12,000 members representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 42 chapters in North America, Europe and Asia.
About Holland Private Equity
Established in 2008, Holland Private Equity (“HPE”) is a leading European private equity firm, focusing on late-stage growth investments in small and mid-cap technology companies within the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. Its main focus is on stand-alone investment opportunities in which it can invest EUR 10 – 15m for a significant minority position. Having built a team of investment professionals and an advisory network of operational and technology veterans, HPE brings more than growth capital alone by closely working with management teams to accelerate growth. HPE has offices in Amsterdam and Düsseldorf.
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