The Firm

Sequoia is a private equity, investment management and independent corporate finance advisory firm. We specialize in private equity investments, investment management and a wide range of corporate finance advisory activities, including mergers & acquisitions and strategic & capital markets advice. Sequoia is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Our private equity investment and investment management activities focus on high growth opportunities, turnarounds and situations that require innovative solutions in dynamically changing market circumstances. We often invest the firm’s capital in partnership with reputable industry specialists, institutional and/or private investors. We are generally active investors with clear views on how to move the business forward and, if necessary, are hands-on involved in the operations of our portfolio companies.

We believe in making in investments in companies that make a positive, sustainable impact on achieving certain development objectives that benefit the world, while simultaneously generating attractive returns for investors. Sequoia’s private equity investment include, amongst others, (i) a controlling stake in ASA International, the world’s largest international microfinance institution, which serves in excess of 2.5 million female micro-entrepreneurs in 13 countries in Asia and Africa and (ii) CarbonX, an advanced materials company which invented a unique form of carbon that turn fossil fuels into valuable and durable building blocks that make final end products stronger, lower-weight and fully recyclable at a low cost. 

As a corporate finance advisor, Sequoia built over many years an established franchise, with a wide variety of Dutch and international clients and cross-border transaction experience. Fully dedicated to our clients, we provide top-level impartial advice and focus on the establishment of long-term client relationships.

We offer our services across all sectors and have extensive experience in energy & power, renewable energy, infrastructure, financial services, health care and technology. Our clients include private & listed companies, growth companies, private equity firms, hedge funds and central & local governments.

The firm is founded, owned and managed by Dirk Brouwer, who has been active in the financial services sector for most of his professional career. Since inception in 2002, Sequoia has completed numerous assignments and investments with a combined transaction value in excess of EUR 20 billion.