Coolblue, located in Rotterdam, is one of the leading online retailers in the Benelux.

In 2021, Coolblue further expanded its activities in Germany, opening its first flagship store in Düsseldorf and providing its full offering in North Rhine-Westphalia and parcel products nation-wide. In addition, the company launched its own energy label “Cooblue Energy”, an integrated offering of renewable gas and energy contracts with solar panel and electrical vehicle charging station installations and electrical vehicle charging passes.

HAL increased its ownership interest in Coolblue from 20.0% to 30.1% in July 2017 by acquiring existing shares from two of the three founders of the company. HAL’s shareholding increased to 49% in June 2019, the remaining shares are held by founder and CEO Pieter Zwart and management.

Headquarters: Rotterdam, NL

Employees (fte) 4,594

Sales € 2.335 mln

EBITDA € 91 mln

Investment since 2016

Shareholding 49 %