Private Equity Cycle

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, Gimv, Torqx Capital Partners and Mentha Capital 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.

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 of the 2019 edition
The following companies hosted an in-houseday: HAL Investments, Gimv, Torqx Capital and Mentha Capital
The following companies hosted the Private Equity Dinner: Parcom, Gilde Buy Out and Capital A

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 .

Mentha Capital
Mentha Capital is a leading private equity firm in the Benelux mid-market. We invest in established, profitable companies with clear potential for organic or acquisitive growth (buy & build). We actively support our companies through our hands-on support, expertise, relationships and capital.

Mentha’s investment team of 15 investment professionals manages a current portfolio of 18 companies across various industries. Founded in 2006, we have grown rapidly and now manage approximately €400 million. We strive to invest and conduct business with due care and respect for our planet and its people and pledge 7.5% of our management company’s profits to charity.

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.

Capital A
Capital A is a new investment firm with an established history. The team of Capital A was responsible for midmarket private equity within ABN AMRO and is formerly known as ABN AMRO Participaties. In 2018 the investment team spun off from ABN MRO and rebranded into Capital A. ABN AMRO remains an important investor in all current funds. Other fund investors are: AlpInvest, LGT, Five Arrows, and Bregal.
Capital A invests in companies in the Netherlands and Belgium that have a strong growth outlook (whether autonomous or acquisitive). Our participations mainly consist of large minority or small majority stakes – we always emphasise partnership with our management teams.
The current investment portfolio consists of over 20 growth businesses. It is our mission to work closely with all our management teams in order to realise the next growth phase of a company.


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

The Private Equity Cycle 2019 took place at:

May 1 – Hal Investments (inhouseday)
May 3 –  Mentha Capital (inhouseday)
May 7 – Torqx (inhouseday)
May 8 – Gimv (inhouseday)
May 9 – Parcom, Gilde Buy Out en Capital A (PE Dinner)

Please note that it is not required to sign up for all inhouse events and dinner of the Private Equity Cycle 2020.


The program of the 2019 edition was as follows:

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 application dates will be anounced.

Please note that it is not requierd to sign up for all inhouse events 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.