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H2 Equity Partners, founded in 1991, is a leading Western European hands-on investment firm with offices in Amsterdam, London and Cologne. Our investment strategy can be summarised as follows: together with management we aim to build better businesses and over the last 22 years we have built a strong track record in doing so!
H2 Equity Partners is constantly looking for investment opportunities: mid-sized companies headquartered in the Benelux, the UK or Germany with sales of up to EUR 500 million. We focus on businesses that can benefit from our operational and strategic expertise across a wide range of sectors. Typical investment targets are growth and buy & build, profit improvement, turn-around and corporate carve-out situations. We are used to working with management and other stakeholders involved in order to deliver results in complicated situations. We create value by operational and strategic improvements, not via financial engineering.
When we say we have a hands-on approach, we mean it! All of our principals have line management or CEO experience and we provide active support to the management teams we partner with. If needed we can become an extension to the existing management team, thus improving bandwidth and speed of implementation of improvement programs. We aim to help management achieving a step-change in performance and growth; i.e. to build a better business!
Another differentiator versus traditional private equity firms is that H2 Equity Partners typically invests in a company for 5-7 years; the main reason for this is that we believe it takes time to build better businesses and one should take the time to optimise value. Our current portfolio consists of 17 companies, generating ca. EUR 2.5 billion of sales and over 10,000 employees.
H2 Equity Partners manages ca. EUR 500 million of investor capital and our team members personally invest in every single deal. We consider ourselves entrepreneurs with (committed) capital and take pride in our companies, their products, services and their staff.