Management buy-out The Reclaimers

The ifund foundation has sold its share in The Reclaimers (formerly known as De Dakdokters Groep) to founder Friso Klapwijk.

Since 2010, The Reclaimers (formerly known as De Dakdokters Groep) has been active in the construction of green roofs and the development, production, and installation of smart water retention roofs through its subsidiaries De Dakdokters and Metropolder Company. The ifund foundation invested in The Reclaimers in 2017, helping the company to grow and increase its impact. At the end of 2021, a management buy-out took place in which the management took over all ifund’s shares.

Stefan van Eijk, fund manager at the ifund foundation: “This is a good example of why ifund exists: helping impact entrepreneurs accelerate growth. I am proud that we have been able to support both De Dakdokters and Metropolder Company in recent years, and that we have been able to jointly realise significant growth in impact, turnover, knowledge and organisation. I am also pleased to see that the company is now continuing independently. A lot has already been achieved under Friso’s leadership and I expect that he will continue doing so together with his team in this new phase for the company.”

Friso Klapwijk, founder and director of The Reclaimers: “ifund has helped me and my companies through a difficult phase. Now that the company is entering a new phase, this is a good moment to wrap things up and look back with gratitude.”