Marcel Boekhoorn

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Marcel Boekhoorn (born 30 October 1959, Nijmegen, Netherlands) is a Dutch investor with a wide array of business interests. Mr Boekhoorn's estimated current net worth stands at €1.3 billion ($1.9 billion), making him one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in the Netherlands.[citation needed] Boekhoorn, a CPA by training, founded his investment vehicle Ramphastos Investments in 1994.[1] Over the course of the ensuing years Boekhoorn successfully acquired and sold numerous companies. Boekhoorn is the investor of the Dutch football club N.E.C. Nijmegen.

Boekhoorn also helps to fund the motor racing career of his son-in-law Giedo van der Garde, who raced in 2013 for the Caterham F1 Team in Formula One.

Track record[edit]

Prominent successes to date:

Boekhoorn's major feat was the 300 million EUR acquisition of Dutch mobile operator Telfort (co-owned by the railways) and its subsequent sale (nine months later, after a high intensity effort to jack up Telfort's marketing and sales) to incumbent telco and market leader KPN at a valuation of 1,2 billion EUR.

Business interests[edit]

Boekhoorn's investment vehicle Ramphastos Investments holds interests in over 30 companies.[1] Boekhoorn's current business interests include:

Boekhoorn serves on the supervisory board of German listed company aap Implantate AG (biomedical implants), owns a zoo (Ouwehands Dierenpark) and produced a film (nl:Zoop in Afrika).

Amongst Boekhoorn's advisers are nl:Cees van der Hoeven, former CEO of supermarket chain Ahold and Wilco Jiskoot, former executive board member of ABN AMRO Bank.


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