Private Equity Cycle

“Due to the unfortunate circumstances concerning the COVID-19 (Corona) virus, the Private Equity Cycle 2020 is cancelled. We believe this is the right decision to make with respect to the overall health of the participating companies, students, and everyone else involved. However, next year the event will be organized again so make sure to keep an eye on the website for further developments!”

– The Private Equity Cycle 2020 committee


Would you like to know what it is to work at the highest level in strategy and finance? The Private Equity Cycle aims to bring students in touch with the private equity sector in the Netherlands to see the difference between the private equity companies. The Private Equity Cycle consists of four in-house days and Private Equity Dinner with three other companies. Are you interested in experiencing what it is to work for a Private Equity company?  Seize the opportunity to join this unique event!

This year HAL Investments, Holland Capital, Gimv and Torqx Capital Partners host each an in-house day. While being active in the same sector, the participating firms differ highly in their business approach. During the Private Equity Cycle you are able to experience the different working environments in private equity. The in-house days will start in the afternoon and will end with drinks. The Private Equity Dinner will be hosted by Gilde Buy Out, Parcom Capital and Egeria and will take place in the Pulitzer hotel.

Who are we looking for
This project is designed for students from all backgrounds in the final stage of their Bachelor or Master’s study. An economic related study is not a requirement for this cycle. Therefore, we welcome students from all fields of study who have affinity with finance. Fluency in Dutch is required.

Participating Companies
The following companies will host an inhouseday: Gimv, HAL Investments, Holland Capital and Torqx Capital
The following companies will host the Private Equity Dinner together: Egeria, Gilde Buy Out and Parcom

HAL Investements
HAL Investments is a long-term investment company that is active across the globe from its offices in Rotterdam. HAL solely invests its own (family) capital, a proposition that allows us to focus on long term value creation. Working at HAL  provides you with an unmatched variety in investment opportunities and portfolio companies, a dynamic international context and complex assignments that combine strategy, finance and operations. In the workshop a recent case will be addressed and by taking you through the process you get to know more about working at HAL. After the workshop we will invite you to a drink where HAL colleagues will join you. 
For more information about HAL, please go to the website .

Holland Capital
Holland Capital, founded in 1981, is one of the first independent private equity firms in the Netherlands. We have been successfully and responsibly investing in promising small and medium-sized Dutch businesses with growth ambitions for more than 40 years. With a clear investment strategy, we anticipate long-term trends in attractive growth markets, focusing on the Healthcare and Technology sectors. Our experienced and dedicated investment team knows what entrepreneurship is. We aim for an open, sustainable and professional relationship with the management teams, with the common goal of achieving growth. We are supported by a broad network of successful entrepreneurs in Healthcare and Technology. Holland Capital invested in more than 140 companies and currently holds EUR 250m assets under management

Torqx Capital Partners
Torqx is a leading investment firm focused on medium-sized companies in the Benelux with attractive improvement and / or growth potential. We currently invest out of a EUR 150 million fund backed by highly reputable, international institutional investors and the Torqx team itself. We have a highly experienced team with one of the best track records in the market.

The Torqx company culture is professional, entrepreneurial, ambitious and open. Our office is located in Bussum and is easily accessible by car and public transport. Our team consists of 11 investment professionals with a down to earth approach, diverse international business backgrounds and complementary skills and expertise. We work closely together with executives and entrepreneurs to expand, improve or transform their enterprise. For more information about Torqx please refer to

Gimv is a European investment company with nearly 40 years’ experience in private equity. Listed on Euronext Brussels, Gimv manages around EUR 1.6 billion of investments in about

50 portfolio companies, jointly realising a turnover of EUR 2.5 billion with over 14,000 employees.
Our goal is to stimulate the growth of ambitious and innovative companies. As a solid and recognized partner, we are active in four selected investment platforms: Connected Consumer, Health & Care, Smart Industries and Sustainable Cities. Our platform teams work across Gimv’s home markets of the Benelux, France and DACH and can count on an extended international network of experts.

Gilde Buy Out Partners
Gilde Buy Out Partners is one of Europe’s foremost mid-market private equity investors, with managed funds of circa € 3.0 billion. Gilde operates in the Benelux, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. With local offices throughout this region and its multinational team, Gilde is truly entrenched in these markets and can offer local expertise coupled with global reach and execution skills. Since its inception in 1982, Gilde has invested in over 250 companies across a diverse range of sectors. With € 1.1 billion, our recently raised investment fund Gilde Buy-Out Fund V is among the largest and most active dedicated mid-market buyout funds in Europe today.

Parcom Capital
Parcom Capital is one of the oldest Dutch private equity firms, founded in 1982 with more than €1.0 billion of current assets under management. We are currently investing out of our €570 million Parcom Buy-out Fund V and are making preparations for a new investment fund. Our team of 12 investment professionals all sit together in our office in Amsterdam and focuses on managing our current portfolio of 20 investments as well as pursuing new transactions within the Dutch mid-market. We are sector agnostic investors with a diverse range of backgrounds and benefit from a flat and entrepreneurial company culture.

Egeria is independent, invests for the long term and, together with the management teams and partners, keeps building on its investments. Egeria believes in resolutely building together: together with our own people, together with the management of our portfolio businesses and together with our network of industry experts, to achieve growth and a sustainable increase in value. We turn ambitious targets into reality, making decisions at the earliest opportunity and therefore laying the first stone today rather than tomorrow. Egeria Private Equity Funds invests in businesses with an enterprise value between 50 and 350 million euros, with the underlying principle that the management of a portfolio business is its co-owner. A business must have growth potential and be active in a market with attractive prospects.


The Private Equity Cycle 2020 will take place between the 29th of April and the 8th of May.

April 29 – Holland Capital (inhouseday)
April 30 – Gimv (inhouseday)
May 1 – Torqx Capital (inhouseday)
May 7 – HAL Investments (inhouseday)
May 8 – Egeria, Gilde Buy Out and Parcom (PE Dinner)

Please note that it is not required to sign up for all in-house days and dinner of the Private Equity Cycle 2020.


The program of each day will be something like this:

13.00 – Reception
13.30 – Presentation
14.00 – Case
17.00 – Drinks

Contact the Private Equity Cycle committee

    020 – 525 65 13

Meet the committee of the academic year 2019-2020.

Mischa Hart Nibbrig


Luuc Hulsebosch


Koen Zwetsloot

Coordinator Board

Applying for the Private Equity Cycle 2020

The applications will be open until April 15th 23:59.

Please note that it is not required to sign up for all in-house days and dinner of the Private Equity Cycle 2020.

Apply Form

  • For applying, please upload your CV, High School Grades, BSc Grades and MSc Grades so far.
  • Upload your BSc Grades and MSc Grades under University grades as a merged pdf file. (BSC grade list first)
  • Please make sure the grade lists are recognized by the universities or high school (tip: download your grade list for high school at Screenshots are therefore not allowed.
  • All files need to be in pdf-format.
The application period is closed.