HAL’s strategy is focused on acquiring significant shareholdings in companies, with the objective of increasing long-term shareholder value. When selecting investment candidates, HAL emphasizes, in addition to investment and return criteria, the potential of playing an active role as a shareholder and/or board member.

HAL invests its own funds allowing for long-term investment strategies and flexibility in transaction structuring and financing. HAL invests in businesses with strong and sustainable market positions and good long-term perspectives in which there is the opportunity to grow the business, either through acquisitions (buy & build) or organic growth. HAL cooperates closely with the management teams of the companies it invests in to support them in executing their strategic plans. Where appropriate, HAL contributes to the development of such companies by providing long-term capital and assisting in M&A and business development.


HAL has a varied portfolio including investments in Boskalis (dredging and offshore energy), Broadview (energy and materials technology), Coolblue (omnichannel electronics and energy), FD Mediagroep (media in financial and economic domain), GreenV (greenhouse projects and systems), Prodrive (high-tech electronics, software and mechatronics), Safilo (optical frames and sunglasses), TABS Holland (timber products and building materials) and Vopak (tank storage).

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