8th February 2019

Pemberton expands European presence to Amsterdam


Pemberton, the diversified asset manager backed by one of Europe’s largest insurers, Legal & General Group PLC, today announces the opening of an office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Pemberton’s pan-European network now spans seven locations across Europe, also including London, Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan, Luxembourg and Paris.

The opening comes at a time of increased investment opportunities in the Benelux region and will reinforce Pemberton’s relationship with local borrowers, partners and clients, as well as the local private equity and financial companies.

As part of the opening, Boris Harmsen joins the firm as Managing Director and Head of Benelux. Boris brings over 12 years of relevant industry experience, most recently from IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG, where he was Head of Benelux Leveraged Finance & Sponsor Coverage. Prior to joining IKB, Boris was at Egeria, Deutsche Bank and ABN AMRO Bank, where he developed strong knowledge of traditional and alternative asset classes.

Pemberton has financed several businesses based in the Benelux region, most recently and it will act as a sole lender to support the acquisition of Sunweb, a leading European online tour operator.

The opening of this office is an important step in our pan-European strategy. With one of the largest European networks in the sector, we are well-placed to meet the growing demand from borrowers across Europe. Boris’ appointment is a further sign of our ambition to build ever closer relationships with our partners and identify the best investment opportunities in the region.

– Symon Drake-Brockman, Managing Partner at Pemberton

The Benelux region continues to show strong investment activity and the share of direct lending opportunities is increasing. With its prominent institutional backing, one of the most experienced teams in the industry and a highly sophisticated direct lending offer, there is a significant opportunity for Pemberton to build on its success in the Netherlands and in the wider Benelux region. It’s a journey I am very excited to be part of.

– Boris Harmsen</b><b>, Managing Director of Pemberton

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Boris Harmsen

Managing Director, Benelux