Coolblue, located in Rotterdam, is one of the leading online retailers in the Benelux. Coolblue further expanded its activities with solar panels, installation services, white goods as a service and new stores.

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) 3,077

Sales € 1.482 mln

Operating income € 14 mln

Investment since 2016

Shareholding 49 %