De Jong & Laan was sold to Waterland
Accounting and advisory organization de Jong & Laan is accelerating its growth ambition through a planned investment by investment company Waterland in de Jong & Laan. The partnership with Waterland enables de Jong & Laan to expand its high-quality and leading position in the Netherlands. The main reason for this investment is the demand from customers and professionals in the accounting industry for a continuously expanding and deepening range of services. In addition to a financial boost, Waterland brings proven expertise in accelerated growth through mergers & acquisitions. The partners of de Jong & Laan will reinvest in the new management organization that arises from Waterland’s investment. Waterland and de Jong & Laan have agreed, in accordance with accounting legislation (Wta), that control over auditing activities will always remain with de Jong & Laan’s accountants. The daily management remains in the hands of de Jong & Laan’s board.
About de Jong & Laan
De Jong & Laan is a progressive accounting and advisory organization in the north, east, and central regions of the Netherlands. Over the years, it has grown into an organization with 750 people and 23 branches. In addition to accounting and tax advice, the organization provides its 10,000 plus clients – mostly SME entrepreneurs in a wide variety of sectors – with high-quality specialized advice such as corporate finance, subsidy advice, human resources advice, IT advice, and family advice.
Waterland is an independent investment company that assists entrepreneurs in realizing their growth ambitions. With significant financial resources and thorough sector knowledge, Waterland enables its portfolio companies to grow faster, both organically and through acquisitions. In addition to its office in the Netherlands (Bussum), Waterland has offices in 10 other European countries. Waterland currently manages approximately €10 billion in capital.