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This data only reports private equity and venture capital firms' equity investments and generally does not include debt.

The research is authoritative for the Dutch private equity and venture capital market. By using a questionnaire and reliable public sources, the research covers around 95% of investments by Dutch parties as well as around 95% of investments in Dutch companies. Members as well as non-members of the NVP contribute to the research.


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2017 VERY STRONG YEAR FOR DUTCH PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL

‘’Enterprising Capital’’

Record of venture capital investments to start-ups, rise in number of smaller buyouts, strong fundraising for venture capital, buyout funds raise highest amount on record.

  • € 320 MILLION OF VENTURE CAPITAL TO 233 YOUNG AND FAST GROWING COMPANIES
  • € 411 MILLION OF GROWTH CAPITAL TO 81 SCALE-UPS AND OTHER FAST GROWING COMPANIES
  • € 2,7 BILLION OF BUYOUTS TO 92 DUTCH COMPANIES
  • € 514 MILLION OF NEW FUNDS RAISED BY DUTCH VENTURE CAPITALISTS
  • € 324 MILLION OF NEW GROWTH CAPITAL RAISED
  • € 3,3 BILLION RAISED FOR BUYOUT FUNDS   
  • 64 START-UPS, 92 MATURE COMPANIES SOLD


The Nederlandse Vereniging van Participatiemaatschappijen (NVP) is the trade body for private equity and venture capital in the Netherlands. Every year NVP publishes, in cooperation with its international partners, numbers on the activity of private equity and venture capital in the Netherlands.

See for more detailed information the NVP website under ‘’Facts and Figures’’ or go directly to detailed graphs on Investments, Divestments and Fundraising.

Some highlights from the 2017 numbers:

Venture capital investments reach new record level with € 320 million in 233 companies

Some examples of venture capital investments from 2017: 

  • Messagebird who provides b2b sms services with an investment from Atomico,
  • MyTomorrows, a medical treatment company with an investment from EQT Ventures;
  • TripleMed that treats heart aneurysms with an investment from Chemelot Ventures;
  • AeroVinci that develops autonomous drones with an investment from UNIIQ and Delft Enterprises;
  • SoundEnergy that develops building sound insulation with an investment from Cottonwood Technology Fund and Oost NL;
  • NorthSea Therapeutics that develops a treatment for serious liver ailments with an investment of a.o. Forbion Capital Partners;
  • Quantib that develops Machine Learning for medical imaging with an investment from Holland Venture en InnovationQuarter;
  • Synple that offers an online platform for rail cargo providers with an investment from Mainport Innovation Fund II and Newion;
  • KNN Cellulose that reuses sewage toilet paper in a sustainable way with an investment from numerous funds managed by NOM;
  • Talmundo that develops an innovative onboarding HR app with an investment by TIIN Capital.

 No outlier in growth capital investments with € 411 million in 81 companies

 Some examples of growth capital investments: 

  • BWaste International, Bronij & Ferro-Fix (BBF), with innovative waste management solutions with an investment by Avedon Capital Partners;
  • Gielissen, interior design and exhibitions market leader with an investment by Karmijn Kapitaal;
  • Mercachem-Syncom, contact research lab with an investment from Gilde Healthcare;
  • Ultimaker, desktop 3d-printing with an investment by NPM Capital.
  • Picnic, online supermarkt with an investment from NPM Capital and De Hoge Dennen;
  • Lyanthe, online billing specialist with an investment from ABN AMRO Participaties;
  • Tiqets, electroninc ticketing company with an investment from HPE Growth Capital.

More smaller buyouts with € 2,7 billion to 92 companies

 Some examples of buyouts from 2017: 


More interest from smaller investors in Dutch venture capital with € 514 million of new funds raised

Outlier in fundraising growth capital with € 324 million of new funds raised

Best year ever for buyout fundraising with € 2,6 billion raised

Surprisingly few write-offs, no jump in realised exits with 64 exits by venture capitalists, and 44 buyouts and 30 growth capital exits

 Some examples of realised exits from 2017:

  • Bureau van Dijk, company information supplier exited by EQT;
  • HG International, specialised cleaning products exited by Gilde Buyout Partners;
  • Vanderlande, logistics company exited by NPM Capital;
  • Baarsma Wine Group wine distributer  sold by AAC Capital;
  • Database company Wercker sold by a.o. Notion Capital;
  • SurgVision image guided surgery solutions exited by BioGeneration Ventures.



More information:

NVP – Felix Zwart, Head of Research, +31(0)20-5712270, zwart@nvp.nl, www.nvp.nl

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