Member of the investment committee

Paul is a member of the Investment Committee of Smile Invest. He is a seasoned private equity investor in the Dutch midcap market  where he was for two decades active as a partner at Alpinvest, Taros Capital and Gilde Equity Management. Paul started his career as an M&A advisor at KPMG and Kempen&Co. With over 20 years investment experience and more than 20 deals in the Benelux midcap market Paul brings a wealth of experience.


Former experience

  • Managing Partner Gilde Equity Management
  • Managing Partner Taros Capital
  • Partner Alpinvest Partners



  • Master in Business Administration, University of Groningen


Board representation


  • Advisory board mandate at Committed Capital
  • Advisory board mandate at Main Capital III
  • Investor in SmartSD, Itho Daalderop, Oldelft Utrasound


  • Paul took board and observer roles in over 20 companies in the Benelux in his capacity as a lead investor in both majority and minority positions