Dutch private equity firm Ramphastos Investments’ founder and CEO, Marcel Boekhoorn, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Mazarine Energy following an agreement for the acquisition of an equity stake in the Dutch subsurface driven oil & gas Exploration & Production company by Ramphastos.
Boekhoorn, Founder and CEO of Ramphastos, will become non-executive board member alongside Chairman Marcel van Poecke (Managing Director for Carlyle International Energy Partners), Eric Faillenet (Director for Carlyle International Energy Partners) and Mazarine Energy founder and CEO Edward van Kersbergen.
The appointment follows the recent acquisition of an equity stake in Mazarine Energy by Ramphastos as part of an agreement which involves the exchange of its holding in Mazarine’s exploration license in Tunisia. Other investors in Mazarine Energy include Carlyle Group and former Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive Jeroen van der Veer, who also acts as a senior advisor to the company.
Mazarine Energy is a Netherlands based subsurface driven oil & gas E&P company focused on early-stage exploration and field development. Mazarine’s rapidly expanding asset portfolio comprises exploration licenses in Tunisia and Romania. Mazarine has a USD500 million equity line available from Carlyle Group to fund future acquisitions in Europe, Africa and the broader Mediterranean region.
Recently, Mazarine Energy was awarded the Douiret License in Tunisia. It also started Production from GHRIB Concession in Tunisia in 2017. In that same year it acquired 19 onshore oil fields from OMV Petrom in Romania.
Boekhoorn is a high-profile Dutch entrepreneur and investor. He started his career in 1981 with Deloitte & Touche, where he became the youngest partner ever in 1991 as a chartered accountant. In 1994, he founded investment company Ramphastos Investments N.V., which has since made numerous successful investments.
Ramphastos invests across 4 sectors: Financial & Services Business, Gaming, New Materials & Advanced Manufacturing and IP and Energy. Ramphastos Investments is a Dutch private equity investor which currently holds interests in over 30 companies in various sectors. Successful exits include the sale of bakery chain Bakker Bart to German Kamps AG, chocolate and biscuit maker Cocachoc to Kraft Foods, mobile network operator Telfort to Royal KPN, Boemer Groep, Novaxess, Telfort, Motip Dupli, Sim Industries.