Supporting sustainable growth
We see every investment as a collaborative process. It requires effort from both the company’s management and Waterland, meaning we will actively work together to set up a strategic growth plan for the business. Together, we will pave the way towards success.
Strategic & Operational
Before we get started, we create a strategic growth plan. That plan usually details the vision we have for the buy-and-build strategy and organic growth, consisting of two parts. This strategy provides a clear framework for our collaboration, keeping everyone on the same page.
After we have invested in a company, we will actively support management in the execution of the predetermined growth strategy. While you ensure that your company’s daily operations run smoothly, we give you a boost with strategic ideas and operational know-how. We help you realize your ambition quicker.
As part of our operational support, we help our partners find the right contacts, go after the most interesting deals, add-on acquisitions and assist them every step of the way.
Our strategy is tailored to the needs and situation of our portfolio companies and is based on three main pillars:
Proactive deal sourcing
At Waterland, we proactively search for opportunities that fit our vision. We take the same philosophy to our portfolio companies, helping them grow by proactively finding deals that fit their values and needs. Waterland can play a key role in helping companies achieve accelerated growth through consolidation by providing expansion capital, know-how and pro-active and hands-on strategic and operational support.
Tailor-made & flexible
Part of why our strategy is so successful is its flexibility. We understand like no other that industries and the world are changing every day. Because of that understanding, we ensure that we keep a close eye on the results, constantly measuring the outcome and impact of what we do. That way, we can adjust our strategy if necessary.
As part of our buy-and-build strategy, we integrate add-on acquisitions into our portfolio companies. This way, we aim to expand the investment cluster to a larger size, thereby strengthening the portfolio company’s market position.