About

IceLake Capital is a private equity firm investing in exceptional companies.

These companies have strong market positions that can benefit from our support in executing their growth strategies, such as buy & builds and international expansion.

Specific investment criteria include:

  • Leading position in (niche) market segment
  • Solid cashflow generation
  • Experienced and entrepreneurial management team
  • Significant opportunity for buy & build and/or organic growth

Experience

IceLake was founded by experienced private equity professionals and entrepreneurs who have extensive experience with building and growing companies. IceLake has done this by supporting entrepreneurs and as entrepreneurs ourselves.

Team

Bastiaan Hagenouw

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Matteo Racca

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Sergej Lehmann

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Richard Bos

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Hans Goossens

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Roel Hoyer

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Max Theunissen

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Rogier Veerman

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Freddy Vlot

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Jan van Straaten

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Bram De Boeck

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Lukas Müller

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Anne Rechmann

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Freek van Muiswinkel

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Tobias Wolfgarten

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Bob Oudejans

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Bas van Beusekom

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Amy Liu

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Conny de Ruiter

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Aldo Kroon

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Bastiaan Hagenouw

Managing Partner bastiaan.hagenouw@icelakecapital.com Linkedin 

Previous experience: International Bike Group (Fietsenwinkel.nl), McKinsey and Lehman Brothers
Bastiaan is a Managing Partner at IceLake Capital. Before founding IceLake, Bastiaan was the founder and CEO of International Bike Group (Fietsenwinkel.nl), the largest bicycle retailer in The Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark. Previously, he worked at McKinsey and Lehman Brothers. Bastiaan studied Industrial Engineering and Management Science at Eindhoven University.



Matteo Racca

Managing Partner matteo.racca@icelakecapital.com Linkedin 

Previous experience: Gilde Healthcare, Parcom Capital, McKinsey and Lehman Brothers
Matteo is a Managing Partner at IceLake Capital. Before founding IceLake, Matteo gained extensive private equity experience at Parcom Capital and Gilde Healthcare, where he was a Partner. Previously, Matteo worked at McKinsey and Lehman Brothers. Matteo has an MBA from INSEAD and studied Econometrics and Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Bocconi University in Milan.



Rogier Veerman

Investment Manager rogier.veerman@icelakecapital.com Linkedin 

Previous experience: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Rogier is an investment manager at IceLake Capital. Before joining IceLake in 2019, he was an associate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London, where he worked in the investment banking team advising on M&A and capital markets transactions. Rogier has an MSc in Finance & Investments from Erasmus University Rotterdam.



Conny de Ruiter

Fund Controller conny.deruiter@icelakecapital.com

Previous experience: Parcom Capital
Conny is a finance manager at IceLake Capital.
Before joining IceLake in 2019, Conny spent over 15 years as a financial accountant at Parcom Capital in the Netherlands. Prior to that, she spent over 10 years in accounting and finance roles in different industries.



Aldo Kroon

Compliance Officer aldo.kroon@icelakecapital.com Linkedin 

Previous experience: Robeco and Parcom
Aldo is a compliance officer at IceLake Capital. Previously he worked for Robeco, ING, Rabo, and several pension, private equity and venture capital funds. Aldo studied business administration at the Erasmus University and is a certified compliance officer (NIBE-SVV).



Freddy Vlot

Investment Manager freddy.vlot@icelakecapital.com Linkedin 

Previous experience: Nomura and Ensco plc (Valaris)
Freddy is an investment manager at IceLake Capital. Before joining IceLake in 2021, he worked in the investment banking team of Nomura advising on M&A and capital markets transactions. Previously, Freddy worked in oil and gas services for four years. Freddy has an MSc in Finance & Investments from Erasmus University Rotterdam, a BBA in Business Administration from Mount Royal University (Canada) and is a CFA Charterholder.



Max Theunissen

Investment Manager max.theunissen@icelakecapital.com Linkedin 

Previous experience: Gilde Equity Management
Max is an investment manager at IceLake Capital. Before joining IceLake in 2021, Max gained extensive private equity experience at Gilde Equity Management, where he started his career. Max studied business economics and Dutch law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.



Freek van Muiswinkel

Associate freek.vanmuiswinkel@icelakecapital.com Linkedin 

Freek is an associate at IceLake Capital. Before joining IceLake in 2021, he completed internships at IceLake and ING Corporate Finance. Freek holds an MSc in Finance & Investments from Erasmus University Rotterdam.



Richard Bos

Investment Director richard.bos@icelakecapital.com Linkedin 

Previous experience: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, ING
Richard is an investment director at IceLake Capital. Before joining IceLake in 2022, he was a vice president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the investment banking team across London and Amsterdam advising on M&A and capital markets transactions. Prior to that, Richard worked at ING Corporate Finance. Richard holds a MSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and a MSc in Business Administration from VU University Amsterdam.



Bob Oudejans

Analyst bob.oudejans@icelakecapital.com Linkedin 

Bob is an analyst at IceLake Capital. Before joining IceLake in 2022, he completed internships at IceLake and Nomura in their investment banking team in London. Bob holds a MSc in Finance & Investments from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a BSc in Economics and Business Economics from Utrecht University.



Hans Goossens

Investment Director hans.goossens@icelakecapital.com Linkedin 

Previous experience: Deutsche Bank
Hans is an Investment Director at IceLake Capital. Before joining IceLake in 2023, he was a Director at Deutsche Bank in its investment banking team covering clients in the Benelux advising on M&A and capital markets transactions across various sectors. Hans holds a MSc in Aerospace Engineering from the Delft University of Technology.



Amy Liu

Finance Director amy.liu@icelakecapital.com Linkedin 

Previous experience: CarNext, Leaseplan, ICL Group, NetApp
Amy is a Finance Director at IceLake Capital. Before joining IceLake in 2023, she was the Head of Corporate Control at CarNext and a Financial Controller at Leaseplan, both portfolio companies of TDR Capital. Prior to that, Amy was a financial analyst at ICL Group and NetApp. Amy has a MSc in Finance & Investments from Erasmus University Rotterdam and is a CFA Charterholder.



Bas van Beusekom

Analyst bas.vanbeusekom@icelakecapital.com Linkedin  Bas is an analyst at IceLake Capital. Before joining IceLake in 2023, he completed internships at IceLake and Picnic Technologies. Bas holds an MSc in Econometrics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.


Anne Rechmann

Associate anne.rechmann@icelakecapital.com Linkedin  Previous experience: Nielen Schuman
Anne is an associate at IceLake Capital. Before joining IceLake in 2023, she was an associate at Nielen Schuman, advising on M&A and debt financing transactions in the Benelux. Anne holds a MSc in Finance & Investments from Erasmus University Rotterdam.


Roel Hoyer

Investment Director roel.hoyer@icelakecapital.com Linkedin 

Previous experience: McKinsey & Company
Roel is an investment director at IceLake Capital. Before joining IceLake in 2023, he was a partner at McKinsey & Company in Amsterdam, where he focused on strategy, operating model & transactions mainly in the Energy and Sustainability sector. Roel holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering from Technical University of Eindhoven and National University of Singapore.



Bram De Boeck

Senior Associate bram.deboeck@icelakecapital.com Linkedin 

Bram is a senior associate at IceLake Capital. Before joining IceLake in 2023, he was an associate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Amsterdam, where he worked in the investment banking team advising on M&A and capital markets transactions. Bram holds a MSc in Quantitative Finance from Solvay and a MSc in Commercial Engineering from the University of Antwerp.



Sergej Lehmann

Partner sergej.lehmann@icelakecapital.com Linkedin 

Previous experience: DPE Deutsche Private Equity, Waterland Private Equity, Stern Stewart & Co., and Credit Suisse
Sergej is a partner at IceLake Capital. Before joining IceLake in 2023, he was a director at DPE Deutsche Private Equity, investing in numerous "Mittelstand" companies across the DACH region. Previously, Sergej worked at Waterland Private Equity, Stern Stewart & Co., and Credit Suisse. Sergej has an MBA from INSEAD and studied business administration at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and University of Warwick.



Lukas Müller

Associate Lukas.Mueller@icelakecapital.com Linkedin 

Previous experience: Harris Williams
Lukas is an associate at IceLake Capital. Before joining IceLake in 2024, he was an associate at Harris Williams, advising on M&A transactions across Europe. Lukas holds a M.A. HSG in Banking and Finance from University of St. Gallen.



Jan van Straaten

Investment Executive Jan.vanStraaten@icelakecapital.com Linkedin 

Previous experience: McKinsey and Company
Jan is an Investment Executive at IceLake Capital. Before joining IceLake in 2024, he was an engagement manager at McKinsey and Company in Amsterdam, serving a wide range of (international) clients on M&A, (portfolio) strategy, and operational transformations. Jan has an MBA from INSEAD and studied Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology



Tobias Wolfgarten

Associate tobias.wolfgarten@icelakecapital.com Linkedin 

Previous experience: Raymond James
Tobias is an associate at IceLake Capital. Before joining IceLake in 2024, he was an associate at Raymond James, where he advised on several M&A transactions in the Tech & Services sector across Europe. Tobias holds a MSc in Finance & Investments from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a BSc in International Business from Maastricht University.

Approach

We have an active approach in supporting entrepreneurs and managers with improving, building and growing their businesses into great companies. Our approach is collaborative, pragmatic and focused on the long term.

After investing in a company, we work together with management to create strategic and operational plans and provide the support necessary to realize these plans.

We have substantial experience in managing entrepreneurial succession, international expansion and buy and builds. We have developed tools that enable companies to rapidly implement best practices to improve and build the organization and processes to support the growth of the business.