08 June 2022

Mentha enters the Danish market

Mentha is excited to announce its entry into the Danish market by joining forces with Jacob Bergenholtz, Lars Thorsgaard Jensen, Peter Johansen and Daniel Schandorff. With this move, Mentha has extended its European reach outside the Netherlands and Belgium. The Danish team will join Mentha from BWB Partners where they have worked together for many years.

One of Mentha’s founding partners, Edo Pfennings, comments: “We are very happy to welcome Jacob, Lars, Peter and Daniel to our team, hereby creating a strong local presence from the outset. In addition to their decades of experience in mid-market private equity, they also share our pragmatic, down-to-earth and entrepreneurial DNA. The Danish market is very attractive for making new investments and it also offers a gateway to Scandinavia for the Dutch and Belgian companies already in the Mentha group. We look forward to leveraging the team’s local network, business acumen and private equity experience, and to partnering with Danish entrepreneurs looking for support in fast-growing their companies.”

Jacob Bergenholtz adds: “Lars, Peter, Daniel and I are very excited to join Mentha, who has a stellar reputation as one of the most successful private equity firms in the Benelux lower mid-market. We look forward to working with the Mentha team and leveraging their experience and working methods in buy-and-build, international expansion and management transition strategies, as well as their expertise in the business services, technology, consumer, healthcare and advanced manufacturing industries. Our focus will be on entrepreneurs and family businesses looking for growth with EBITDA ranging from €2m to €15m.”

About Mentha: Headquartered in Amsterdam and founded in 2006, Mentha is an independent private equity firm active at the lower end of the mid-market. We invest in established, mid-sized and profitable companies with clear opportunities for growth along multiple avenues, such as organic growth, expansion in new markets or through buy-and-build. Our entrepreneurial team is a strong collective of investment professionals, with solid financial and operational business experience. We like to team up with entrepreneurs and enterprising management teams to jointly realize ambitious growth plans. With our companies, we seek an active approach that is based on true entrepreneurship, growth acceleration and transformation, and is spurred by the human factor and sustainability.

With over 120 transactions realized over the last decade, we have a strong track record in market consolidation strategies and operational transformations. Our equity investments fluctuate between €5m and €50m per transaction, in companies with EBITDA ranging from €2m to €15m. Our transactions typically involve founding entrepreneurs or family businesses that are looking for a partner to help navigate their next phase of growth.

For further information please contact:

Edo Pfennings
+31 (0)6 13 30 97 70

Jacob Bergenholtz
+45 2464 3234

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