Exponent is pleased to announce that Jeroen Regeur has been appointed as Head of Benelux, with a view to Exponent opening an office in Amsterdam.
Jeroen will be responsible for building out Exponent’s Benelux business while also generating and executing transactions in the UK, Ireland, the Nordics, and other European markets within Exponent’s key sectors of Consumer, Media, Financial Services and Business Services. Jeroen will split his time between Amsterdam and London.
Prior to joining Exponent, Jeroen was a Managing Director at EQT Partners, where he helped establish the firm’s Benelux business. Prior to joining EQT Partners he worked at TPG Capital and Morgan Stanley in London. With the majority of revenues and add-on acquisitions for the existing portfolio already being sourced from outside the UK and Ireland, Exponent’s expansion into the Benelux to source and execute deals is a natural next step for the firm.
The establishment of a future presence in the Benelux builds on the firm’s successful acquisitions in the region of the garden care business Pokon in June 2018 and a leading e-commerce business Greetz in August 2018, both completed by Exponent portfolio companies.
Commenting on the hire, Chris Graham said: “We are delighted to have someone of Jeroen’s calibre joining the Exponent team. He will be able to draw from his extensive international private equity experience as we look to partner with more businesses in Europe to help them realise their potential and unlock meaningful growth.”
Jeroen Regeur said: “I am very excited to be joining Exponent. It has a fantastic team and a clear strategy that will resonate in the Benelux and other European markets. I look forward to working with my new colleagues on investments across Europe and on building Exponent’s presence in the Benelux region.”