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H2 Equity Partners (H2), founded in 1991, is a leading Western European ‘value-add’ investment firm with offices in the Benelux and the United Kingdom. H2 is an entrepreneurial investor focusing on mid-sized companies with an attractive long-term outlook, and significant transformation potential (through either (accelerated) growth or operational improvements).

H2 raised its ca. € 150 million Benelux fund in 2019, with a substantial amount coming from the H2 investment team, together with several long term investors who have worked with us in earlier H2 funds.

H2’s typical investment targets require equity tickets of €5 – €25 million for majority ownership; although we can do larger investments together with our institutional investors. We are a sector agnostic investor and cover a wide range of industries and markets, and focus on fundamentally profitable sectors with underlying growth.

H2 focuses on three main types of transaction:

  • Succession and divestment situations: such as owner succession, corporate carve-outs, management buyouts;
  • Funding of accelerated growth – including buy & build programs;
  • Operational improvement programs (including turnarounds).

We are used to working closely with management, and other stakeholders, in order to deliver performance improvements in complicated situations. We work actively with management on topics such as strategy development, building of winning teams and assessing and realizing operational improvement potential.

During our past 28 years we have gained experience in many sectors and situations. With our broad and deep investment experience we know what it takes to run a successful investment process, to evaluate transaction opportunities quickly and thoroughly, and to work successfully with management.

We are result driven, and we take on ambitious value creation programs. We understand that it takes a lot of effort and commitment from the entrepreneurs and management that we work with. We take pride in our companies with our managements and staff, with serving their customers, while creating a culture that builds success.