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European Private Equity

European private equity partnerships and co-investments


We aim to achieve attractive capital returns over the long term by managing a diversified portfolio of European private equity partnerships and co-investments.


In our view, small is beautiful and the small and lower mid-market segment of the European buy-out space offers compelling risk-return characteristics. What we observe here is: 
  • less competing capital translating into better entry pricing; 
  • less leveraged companies and thus healthier balance sheets;
  • more room for business growth and incorporating sustainability ambitions; and
  • more co-investment opportunities at a smaller scale.


Our experienced team follows a disciplined, structured process designed to:
  • provide access at negotiated fees to institutional-quality private equity opportunities in our segment; 
  • generate an attractive long-term return through a diversified portfolio that combines investments in partnerships and direct co-investments; and
  • help professionalise and internationalise companies with the aim of realising long- term growth potential. 

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Please visit our fund library for detailed information on our funds. For more sustainability-related information, please refer to the sustainability-related information section of the fund library
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Capital at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

There’s a saying in Dutch, Kom verder, it means many things and it’s our business philosophy. It captures the way we work with clients but also the way we steer our investee companies to deliver shareholder value through active engagement.

Our team

Richard Jacobs Van Lanschot Kempen

Richard Jacobs

Co-head Private Markets

Sven Smeets Van Lanschot Kempen

Sven Smeets

Co-head Private Markets

Bram Bikker Van Lanschot Kempen

Bram Bikker

Portfolio Manager

Jorrit Willigers Van Lanschot Kempen

Jorrit Willigers

Portfolio Manager

Tim van den Pol Van Lanschot Kempen

Tim van den Pol

Portfolio Manager

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