“MML has a strong track record of scaling people businesses across multiple geographies. The experienced investment team felt like the perfect cultural fit for us”

Laurens Tijdhof, CEO & Managing Partner, Zanders


Shareholder re-organisation and growth capital to support the management team in their M&A strategy

The business

Zanders provides treasury, risk and finance management consulting services.

The deal

Zanders was founded in 1994 by treasury specialists, Chris Zanders and Rob Naber. Since then, the business has grown to become the leading global independent treasury and risk consulting firm, employing over 200 people. In 2021, MML partnered with the Zanders management team, all of whom reinvested materially, to facilitate the transition to a ‘capital’ model, provide investment to aid its growth plans and create a significant equity pot for future hires.

Partnership Capital
Deal Status
Business Services

Catch up with CEO, Laurens Tijdhof, one month post investment.

How has Zanders evolved over recent years?

Since the business was founded, we have been laser focused on providing best-in-class advisory services to our clients, and now serve over 750 large corporates, financial institutions, public sector and non-profit organisations across 40 countries. In addition, we have developed our own suite of innovative cloud-based solutions on the Zanders Inside platform, which we will continue to scale with MML’s investment.

What made you choose MML as your partner?

We were searching for a genuine strategic partner to help accelerate our international expansion and execute our growth strategy. Luke, Jessica, Amar and Christian really understood our business and were the right cultural fit. We also liked the fact we get to work with the same team on an ongoing basis.

Related news

Zanders continues its M&A strategy with the acquisition of RiskQuest
MML is delighted to have supported Zanders in its acquisition of RiskQuest, a leading Dutch-based risk consultancy firm. Already established as a global financial performance consultancy firm, this latest acquisition is set to further strengthen the company’s presence in the European market.
MML invests into leading treasury and risk consulting firm Zanders to support its future growth
From its foundation in the Netherlands in 1994, Zanders has grown strongly to become the leading global independent treasury and risk consulting firm with over 200 employees across seven offices in Europe, the US and Asia.

Associated deal team

Luke Jones

Managing Partner (Enterprise)

Jessica Ring

Investment Director

Amar Shanghavi

Investment Director

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