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26 04, 2018

Otravo plans to merge with Travelgenio, to become top-5 online travel agent in Europe

2018-05-07T10:24:00+00:00 April 26th, 2018|

Otravo, the parent company of Vliegtickets.nl, dé VakantieDiscounter, Flygstolen, Greitai and many other online travel brands, plans to merge with the global online travel agent Travelgenio.com. With this proposed merger, Otravo becomes one of the top 5 online resellers of airline tickets and packaged holidays in Europe. It is the fourth transaction in a row since the entry of investment company Waterland as a majority shareholder. Notification has been submitted to the German ‘Bundeskartellamt’. Active in 32 countries With its strategy to offer very attractive prices, Travelgenio, founded in 2010, has grown rapidly into a substantial player, with annual [...]

25 01, 2018

Waterland sells its stake in PREMIUM Group

2018-02-01T17:38:52+00:00 January 25th, 2018|

Waterland Private Equity has sold its stake in PREMIUM Group to Clarion Events. PREMIUM Group is Germany’s leading organiser of trade fairs, conferences and events in and around the fashion sector. The group’s formats include a number of fashion trade fairs, such as PREMIUM, SEEK, BRIGHT and Show & Order. Anita Tillmann will remain in her position as CEO and Managing Partner of the PREMIUM Group. “We are delighted that, with Clarion Events, we have found a new strategic owner from the trade fair world that will continue to drive the growth of PREMIUM Group. We would like to [...]

16 01, 2018

Waterland Invests in Unified Communications Provider Swyx Solutions

2018-02-01T17:34:12+00:00 January 16th, 2018|

Private equity investor Waterland has purchased Swyx Solutions, a provider of unified communications solutions to mid-sized companies throughout Europe. This acquisition enables Waterland to strengthen the software and IT section of its portfolio. Swyx is a leading unified communications software solutions provider and developer. The company offers leading edge communications and collaboration solutions to SMEs. Swyx integrates and connects all communication channels such as voice, instant messaging, video and email with company-relevant process applications. Solutions can be run directly via the client’s existing infrastructure on premises, via a partner cloud service or based on the cloud service provided by Swyx. Growing Internationally with Waterland As one of [...]

15 01, 2018

Gas Tag completes Private Equity deal, worth over £20 million

2018-01-24T13:46:04+00:00 January 15th, 2018|

Pioneering technology company Gas Tag has secured a multi-million pound investment from leading private equity house Waterland. The deal, which values Gas Tag at well in excess of £20million, will enable the business to continue to scale up rapidly both within the UK and internationally. In return for the investment, Waterland will gain a minority stake and two of its senior team will join the board of the Liverpool-headquartered company. Waterland Private Equity has been established in Europe since 1999 but only launched its UK office in early 2017. It recently moved into larger offices in Wilmslow to house its growing [...]

11 01, 2018

Waterland sells its participation in A-ROSA river cruises

2018-01-24T13:46:10+00:00 January 11th, 2018|

Munich, 11th January 2018 – Waterland Private Equity is selling its interest in the A-ROSA river cruise group to Duke Street. The British company based in London is acquiring all the shares in the market leader for premium cruises on European rivers together with management. “We are delighted to have found in Duke Street a new investor who will push ahead with growth of the A-ROSA river cruise group,” commented Jörg Dreisow, Managing Partner at Waterland. The independent private equity firm acquired a majority share in the leading German river cruise provider in 2009, and has since contributed significantly [...]

9 01, 2018

Waterland invests in debt collection service provider coeo Inkasso

2018-01-24T13:46:15+00:00 January 9th, 2018|

Hamburg, 9th January 2018 – Waterland Private Equity has added the coeo Inkasso Group to its portfolio. The service provider for receivables management with annual sales of around EUR 50 million is active in telecommunications, e-commerce and retail, among other industries. Dr. Tom Haverkamp, the owner to date, will remain part of the company as co-owner and managing director, and he will also continue to be actively involved in shaping the company in the future. coeo Inkasso based in Dormagen collects receivables from consumers and companies as a specialized service provider, thereby securing the liquidity of its customers. The [...]

17 12, 2017

Schönes Leben Group acquires care specialist compassio

2018-02-01T17:31:07+00:00 December 17th, 2017|

Düsseldorf, 14th December 2017 – Schönes Leben Group, a subsidiary of independent private equity company Waterland, has purchased Ulm-based care specialist compassio – operator of currently 28 care homes for elderly people with 3,058 spaces in southern Germany. The acquisition has taken the recently established Schönes Leben Group on its first steps towards becoming an outstanding platform for retirement care, new ways of living for older people and innovative packages for retirees from the age of 65. Care specialist compassio generates revenue of around 110 million euros and forms the first strategic pillar. “We can clearly see that customers’ [...]

13 12, 2017

Martin Braun-Gruppe has signed a sale and purchase agreement with Waterland Private Equity Fund V for the acquisition of Diversi Foods

2017-12-13T09:15:07+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

Martin Braun-Gruppe has signed a sale and purchase agreement with Waterland Private Equity Fund V for the acquisition of Diversi Foods On 6 December 2017, the Martin Braun-Gruppe, which consolidates the consumer baking activities within the Oetker-Gruppe, signed the contract to purchase the Belgian company Diversi Foods from a group of shareholders including the founding families and Waterland Private Equity Fund V. Subject to the approval of the relevant competition authorities, the deal is expected to be complete in the beginning of 2018. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. Diversi Foods is an established supplier [...]