Expat Mortgages also chooses Söderberg & Partners
Söderberg & Partners has acquired a minority stake in Expat Mortgages and Herenvest Groep. With this decision, the Haarlem-based advisory group chooses to become part of the Swedish company, which is a market leader in Scandinavia in pension advice and corporate insurance services.
Gustaf Rentzhog, founder and CEO of Söderberg & Partners, is pleased with the co-operation with Herenvest Groep. “This is another significant step to reinforce our distribution and advisory services in the Dutch market. With its range of services, Herenvest Groep adds value to our Dutch network and the clients of Herenvest Group can benefit from our technology and specialties.”
Herenvest Groep, founded in 1999, consists of four advisory companies: Herenvest, Herenvest Corporate, Expat Mortgages and Inside Case Management. Herenvest is an independent financial advice bureau, specialized in the corporate market. Herenvest Corporate is active as a stock broker. Expat Mortgages provides mortgage lending to expats. Inside Case Management offers advice about sustainable deployment of employees.
“In the various talks we had with Söderberg & Partners, some important topics emerged that really appeal us, says Bob Klijn, General Manager of Herenvest Groep. “Söderberg & Partners stimulates the companies in which it participates to continue their existing business practices and define their own strategy.”
Klijn continues: “Our companies retain their own DNA, while they are supported by a strong joint shareholder. This enables us to continue to invest in the necessary growth and modernization of our companies. In addition, Söderberg & Partners is very advanced with its ICT solutions. We and our clients will be able to benefit from this. Söderberg & Partners has, for instance, own software for pension communications and is connected to the Insurance exchange of Lloyds in London.”
“With our choice for Söderberg & Partners, we will be able to extend our range of products and services. This provides Herenvest Groep with even more opportunities to distinguish itself towards our clients. The interests of our clients are served first and foremost with this strategic choice.”
The same applies to Expat Mortgages. Responsible partner Henk Jansen says about this:
“This deal enables us to offer our InHouse concept with mortgage lending for expats to the international business relations of Söderberg & Partners. Moreover, Söderberg & Partners can assist us in developing our advanced ideas for the Expat Mortgages of the future.”
According to Roland Goldman, CEO of Söderberg & Partners Netherlands, Herenvest Groep is a perfect fit for the other Söderberg companies in the Netherlands.
“Herenvest Groep distinguishes itself in the market through its strong personal relationships with its clients. We see this approach with all our Dutch partners. In addition, Herenvest Corporate is a young and innovative company for the corporate and mid-
corporate risk insurance market. Expat Mortgages is our first step in the mortgage market with a very interesting target group: Expats!
But above all, Herenvest Groep is a company with an excellent reputation. Last year, we welcomed RIVEZ to our network, a ‘local hero’ from the southeastern part of our country. With Herenvest Groep we also have such a strong player in the northwestern part of the Netherlands.”
The supervisory authorities AFM and DNB still have to give their approval that Söderberg & Partners acquires a stake in Herenvest Groep.
In addition to Herenvest Groep, Söderberg & Partners in the Netherlands consists of Montae & Partners, RIVEZ, financial planning tool MijnGeldzaken.nl, and the Söderberg & Partners Netherlands Services platform company. The latter provides technology and personal advice services to facilitate growth of the other Dutch Söderberg & Partners companies. The group is headquartered in Sweden and had more than EUR 350 million in turnover in 2018, including the Nordic operations. Söderberg & Partners is a founder-led business, controlled by Per-Olof Söderberg (Chairman and co-founder), Gustaf Rentzhog (CEO and co-founder) and other key founders as long-term shareholders.
For further information, please contact:
Roland Goldman, CEO, Söderberg & Partners Netherlands
Mobile phone: +31 6 53 33 91 51
Bob Klijn, General Manager Herenvest Groep
Telephone: +31 23 511 22 00
Henk Jansen, Founder Expat Mortgages
Telephone: +31 6 511 903 67
Rasmus Löwenmo Buckhöj, Head of Information, Söderberg & Partners Group
Mobile phone: +46 76-149 50 05