Vondel Finance consists of an enthusiastic and focused team of professionals who have a breadth of experience and strong and relevant track records. The project teams are small and focused, leading to effective communication and high transaction speed. Within the teams all the team members have their specific own areas of expertise. For more detail on the team members please click on the name or photo of a team member.

Frank de Lange
Frank de Lange (1967) founded Vondel Finance in 2004. At Vondel Finance he is active as M&A advisor and investor. Frank de Lange studied business administration at the University of Groningen and at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. As of 1993 he participated in the launch and growth of Deloitte Corporate Finance. As of 2001 Frank de Lange was senior investment manager at NPM Capital in Amsterdam, one of the largest private equity firms in the Netherlands. At NPM Capital he was responsible for circa ten participations, and actively involved as a director at a number of participations.
Throughout the years Frank de Lange was involved with more than hundred companies and transactions in a variety of roles; as advisor, investor, director, or as investment manager.

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Haro Schultz van Haegen
Haro Schultz van Haegen (1967) is active as M&A advisor and investor. He has vast experience as negotiator in corporate finance.
Haro Schultz van Haegen studied law at the Rijksuniversiteit of Leiden. in 1993 he became lawyer with De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, mainly active in the M&A industry. In 2001 he joined Shell, working as negotiator in large upstream projects in Russia, Kazakhstan and China. Since 2007 he is partner with Vondel Finance. Throughout these years, Haro Schultz van Haegen was involved in numerous (international) complex transactions in corporate finance.

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Damman Nordbeck
Damman Nordbeck (1980) has more than twelve years of M&A transaction experience and was involved in a significant number (50+) of transactions and company valuations.
Examples of projects are the Sale of TASK to Intersaction, Sale of HABE Middelencentra to Mentha Capital, Forming of a joint venture between Niaga and DSM N.V, Sale of ATC Trust to HG Capital and the Acquisition of Vlisco by Actis.
Between 2006 and 2018 Damman worked as M&A advisor with CDI Global the Netherlands.
Damman graduated in business administration from the universities of Groningen (Netherlands) and Johannesburg (South Africa). He is fluent in Dutch, English and French.

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Mark Spetter
Mark Spetter (1977) has been involved in a significant number (100+) of M&A transactions and company valuations.

Examples of projects are Sale of VKG to ASR Nederland NV, Sale of Kuiper Transport to Remondis, Sale of Allshoes to Bunzl plc, Sale of Piet Kerkhof to Blokker Holding, Acquisition of FTK and Fruit Logistics Bleiswijk for Roveg Fruit, MBO from Alcoa.

Between 2004 and 2014 Mark Spetter has been working as a corporate finance specialist at BDO Corporate Finance. He played an important role in BDO’s Retail Advisory Team. Furthermore, he gave guest lectures about M&A business (including at the University of Groningen).

He holds a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Groningen.

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Johan Ooms
Associate Partner
Johan Ooms studied Business Administration at the Free University of Amsterdam. In 1997 he started his career at NPM Capital, one of the leading private equity companies in The Netherlands. In different positions he was involved in numerous transactions both on the investment- as well the exit side. As an investment manager he was responsible for a number of successful exits; including Keesing Media Group (sold to TMG in 2006) and United Broadcast Facilities (sold to Allianz Capital Partners). Johan was also involved in the successful turnaround of Swets & Zeitlinger and several shareholders restructuring cases like ANP and
Since 2007 he held several positions at Telegraaf Media Group (TMG,) last as M&A director. Between 2007 and 2014 Johan was involved in numerous transactions both on the selling as well as the buying side and participated in the buy and build strategy of Keesing Media Group. In 2013 and 2014 he was also project manager for a number of reorganizations at TMG.

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Martijn van den Heuvel
Martijn van den Heuvel (1982) has extensive M&A transaction experience, predominantly as an investor.

Martijn started his career at the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers. In 2008 he joined private equity firm NPM Capital, where he was involved in the acquisition of Workfox and Kiwa. Between 2012 and 2015 he contributed to the build-up of a new private equity fund, MBO & Groei Fonds. In his role as investment manager Martijn realised several investments and exits. Prior to joining Vondel finance in November 2018 he was developing and executing the European buy-and-build strategy of building materials company CRH.

Martijn graduated in econometrics from Tilburg University.

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Teun Grijzenhout
Teun Grijzenhout (1994) graduated with a master’s degree in Finance from the University of Amsterdam. Within this study, he completed the Duisenberg Honours Programme, combining Corporate Finance and Banking as a double specialisation.
After successfully working on a graduation project related to the Duisenberg Programme, Teun started his career at Vondel Finance in 2017.

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Maurits Hovius
Maurits Hovius (1993) graduated with a master’s degree in Financial Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Prior, Maurits obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of Groningen. Maurits gained experience at EY Financial Services before joining Vondel Finance in 2018.
During his studies, Maurits founded and managed his own catering company and got familiar with investing by taking part in several investments through his family fund.

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Michaël Bayer
Michaël Bayer (1994) graduated with a master’s degree in Finance & Investments at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics and an Honours College degree at the University of Groningen.
Michaël started his career at Vondel Finance after doing an internship there, during which he wrote a thesis on operating performance of buyout targets.

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