Amsterdam, 2 September 2021
Recently formed special purpose investment vehicle Kenzoll B.V. (“Kenzoll”) has completed the acquisition of a wide array of foreign assets from Dutch entrepreneur and serial investor Marcel Boekhoorn. Kenzoll, which is well capitalized for follow-on acquisitions, was founded by Corné Melissen, since 2006 partner at Ramphastos Investments, the investment company of Marcel Boekhoorn.
The pertinent portfolio comprises both an energy group and an impact investment fund.
The pertinent investee companies are active in the oil exploration and production space as well as in (gold) mining.
Scimitar, with headquarters in Egypt (Scimitar Egypt (testscimitaregypt.com), operates the large (1B barrels of oil in place) heavy oil Issaran oil field in the Eastern Desert.
The mining assets are situated in Mali, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
These investments are organized under overarching public-private partnership Buxeros Capital (Buxeros Capital – Emerging Markets Investments), co-financed by the Dutch Good Growth Fund (Buxeros Capital | Finance opportunities | DGGF) facility, established by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Buxeros Capital enables Dutch entrepreneurs to enter emerging markets. Investments to date:
Blue21 (engineering, floating projects in delta cities), First center | Ortopédica Profort (ortopedicaprofort.com) (orthopedic care, Colombia), Fraud Prevention Solutions | South Africa | OneVault (digital identity), Fraud Prevention & Protections Services | Secure Citizen, Homepage – AFRIpads (reusable sanitary pads).
In addition to the above transaction Kenzoll will be following an event-driven strategy not shying away from emerging markets and unstructured or unconventional business opportunities. Kenzoll has no limited partners and does not manage external funds. As a result of these developments, Corné Melissen will leave this month as a partner of Ramphastos Investments.
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Investments to date:
Scimitar, oil exploration and production, operates the large (1B barrels of oil in place) heavy oil Issaran oil field in the Eastern Desert.
Blue21 (engineering, floating projects in delta cities)
First center | Ortopédica Profort (ortopedicaprofort.com) (orthopedic care, Colombia)
Fraud Prevention Solutions | South Africa | OneVault (digital identity)
AFRIpads (reusable sanitary pads)