Sequoia invests the firm’s capital in selected private equity investment opportunities in the Netherlands and internationally. Although we leverage our own industry expertise and experience, companies selected for investment by Sequoia generally operate in market niches where we believe more value can be created by small teams of entrepreneurs and fellow shareholders supported if necessary with hands-on financial and operational resources committed by Sequoia.
We consider ourselves impact investors who believe in making investments in companies that make a positive long-term impact on achieving certain development objectives that benefit the world, while simultaneously generating an attractive return to investors.
We seek investment opportunities on a continuous basis. Through our experience in creating, developing and managing companies, our knowledge of certain industry sectors, and a wide range of key industry contacts, we often are in an excellent position to immediately following investment enhance company momentum, contribute to product development and increase its client base.
Our active engagement with our portfolio companies enable us to deliver superior long term shareholder value. We are a long-term investor and have no fixed investment horizon.
Sequoia’s existing private equity investment portfolio include, amongst others:
Sequoia co-founded and is a shareholder of ASA International (www.asa-international.com), the world’s largest international microfinance institution, which serves more than 2.5 million female micro-entrepreneurs in 13 countries in Asia and Africa. In 2018, ASA International was listed on the premium segment of the London Stock Exchange with ticker symbol (LSE: ASAI)
Sequoia co-founded and is a shareholder of CarbonX (www.carbonx.nl), 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 highly competitive cost. CarbonX’s unique form of carbon is protected by a wide range of patents. CarbonX is marketing and selling its products to a wide range of global industry sectors, including tire manufacturers, industrial rubber goods, thermoplastics, thermosets, and batteries.