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 long-term impact on achieving certain development objectives that benefit the world, while simultaneously generating attractive returns for investors. For this reason, Sequoia’s private equity investment portfolio and investment management activities include, amongst others, (i) a USD 125 million microfinance equity fund and the world’s largest international microfinance institution serving in excess of 1.6 million female micro-entrepreneurs in 12 countries in Asia and Africa, (ii) the leading privately-owned hospital group in the Netherlands, dedicated to improving the quality, accessibility and efficiency of the Dutch healthcare sector, and (iii) an advanced materials company which owns and is commercializing the global patents for producing carbon nanofiber networks 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 has 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 owned and managed by Dirk Brouwer, who has been active in the financial services sector for most of his professional career. Since its inception, Sequoia has completed numerous assignments and investments with a combined transaction value in excess of EUR 20 billion.