Inflexion Private Equity is pleased to announce that it has opened an office in Amsterdam covering the Benelux region. The Benelux office will continue Inflexion’s proven strategy of backing high growth, entrepreneurial businesses with ambitious management teams and working in partnership with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach will allow it to make both majority and minority investments in the Benelux region.
Inflexion has been active in the Benelux market since it invested in Calco, a Dutch outsourced IT specialist, in January 2018. Over the past few months, Inflexion has supported the expansion of its portfolio companies in the region with Halo’s acquisition of Skylane and Radius’ acquisition of Chargepoint Europe, both based in Belgium. A dedicated office together with the local insight and network it will bring will enhance Inflexion’s ability to identify new investments as well as support existing portfolio companies to expand in the region. The new office will have full access to Inflexion’s sector expertise and value acceleration levers to support the growth of Benelux companies including M&A, international expansion, digital enhancement, commercial effectiveness and talent management.
Sander Ruijter has joined Inflexion as a Partner to lead the Benelux office together with Malcolm Coffin, a long standing Partner who has spent the last few years building Inflexion’s Benelux activities. Sander joins Inflexion from 3i where he was a Director in the firm’s Benelux office. Prior to 3i he co-founded Gate Invest, a Dutch mid-market private equity firm, and spent 10 years at Rothschild in its Benelux corporate finance advisory team. Joost Storms will also join the Inflexion Benelux team on a permanent basis, having been with Inflexion on secondment from PwC Amsterdam. The Benelux team will work closely with Inflexion’s sector teams and global network to identify and support exciting new investment opportunities across the region.