Private Equity Investment

Sequoia invests the firm’s capital in selected private equity investment opportunities in the Netherlands and internationally. Although we leverage our own industry expertise and experience, companies selected for investment by Sequoia generally operate in market niches where we believe more value can be created by small teams of entrepreneurs and fellow shareholders supported if necessary with hands-on financial and operational resources committed by Sequoia.

We consider ourselves impact investors who believe in making investments in companies that make a positive long-term impact on achieving certain development objectives that benefit the world, while simultaneously generating an attractive return to investors.

We seek investment opportunities on a continuous basis. Through our experience in creating, developing and managing companies, our knowledge of certain industry sectors, and a wide range of key industry contacts, we often are in an excellent position to immediately following investment enhance company momentum, support and increase its client base, and contribute to product development.

Through our active involvement, we believe that we can deliver superior long term shareholder value. We are a long-term investor and have no fixed investment horizon.

Sequoia’s existing private equity investment portfolio include, amongst others:

ASA International

Sequoia co-founded ASA International and directly is the second largest investor and controlling shareholder of ASA International, the world's largest international micrfinance institution serving more than 1.6 million female micro-entrepreneurs in 12 countries in Asia and Africa.

MC Groep

Sequoia is a co-founder and major shareholder of MC Groep, the leading privately-owned hospital group based in the Netherlands, which is dedicated to improving the quality, accessibility and efficiency of the Dutch healthcare sector.

CarbonX

Sequoia is co-founded and is the controlling shareholder of CarbonX, an advanced materials company that which owns and is commercializing the global patents for producing carbon nanofiber networks, which is developed in collaboration with Delft University of Technology. Carbon nanofiber networks turn fossil fuels into valuable and durable building blocks that make a wide range of end-products stronger, lower-weight and fully recyclable at a low cost.