Ralph completed his studies in Business Economics at the University of Groningen in 2003 to start his career as account manager Central and Large Business at Banque Artesia in Amsterdam. In 2008, Ralph joined Rabobank to specialise in the financing of acquisitions, and since then he has had good contacts with various Private Equity firms. In 2013, Ralph moved to the North of the Netherlands, returning to his Northern roots. From 2015 to 2019 Ralph has worked in the Acquisition Finance Midmarket team of Rabobank. In this position he has financed several acquisitions (ranging from MBO’s, MBI’s where both Private Equity and strategists acted as purchasing parties). In 2019 he joined Marktlink’s team in Drachten.
Ralph’s link with Marktlink
“Over the past 15 years, I’ve had the opportunity to look inside many different companies and sectors. Because of this I have discovered that my heart beats faster for real entrepreneurs. The passion, perseverance, entrepreneurial spirit and positivity that characterize many entrepreneurs are things I have a lot of respect for. I came across Marktlink across several acquisitions in the last years before I joined. Because of this I was immediately charmed by the down to earth mentality and the energy and entrepreneurial spirit that prevails within Marktlink. When I heard that Marktlink was going to open a branch in the North, it was immediately clear to me that I would like to contribute to this. I am very much looking forward to building a successful office in the North from Drachten in the coming years, where we hope to be able to successfully assist many entrepreneurs with the purchase and sale of their business.”