Coolblue, located in Rotterdam, is one of the leading online retailers in the Benelux. 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) 2,448

Sales € 1.354 mln

Operating income € 14 mln

Investment since 2016

Shareholding 49 %