EQT is happy to announce that Isidoor Rutten, former head of TMT M&A EMEA at Goldman Sachs, will join EQT as a Partner in the Private Equity advisory team, effective September 2021.
Isidoor will be based in Amsterdam and focus on continuing to build the EQT franchise in the Benelux, including bringing his TMT expertise to the team.
Isidoor began his career at McKinsey and has spent the last 14 years working at Goldman Sachs, focusing on transactions in the Benelux region. Most recently, Isidoor headed Goldman Sachs’ TMT M&A team for EMEA, where he has worked on some of the largest and most complex M&A transactions in the region. He holds a Master of Science in aerospace engineering from Delft University of Technology and received his Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.
“We are thrilled to welcome Isidoor to EQT and look forward to leveraging his expertise in the Benelux region and the TMT sector. Isidoor’s broad range of strategy and transaction experience make him a perfect addition to the team,” said Bert Janssens, Partner and Head of Private Equity Western Europe.
“I am honored to have this opportunity to join the EQT team,” said Isidoor Rutten. “There are a lot of opportunities in the Benelux region, and I look forward to collaborating with the entire Private Capital team to capitalize on them.”
EQT is one of the most active private equity investors in the Benelux, with more than EUR 4 billion invested across more than 15 investments since 2010. Over the last 11 years, EQT has successfully invested in Benelux companies such as Bureau van Dijk, Koole Terminals, Desotec and Azelis.