Dutch private equity firm CEO joins Mazarine Energy’s board

Marcel Boehkoorn, founder and CEO of Dutch private equity firm Ramphastos Investments, is joining Mazarine Energy’s board of directors. The appointment follows Ramphastos Investments’ acquisition of an equity stake in Mazarine Energy, a subsurface driven oil and gas exploration and production company in The Netherlands. Mazarine’s other backers include Carlyle Group.


Rhenen, The Netherlands – Dutch private equity firm Ramphastos Investments today announces the appointment of its founder and CEO, Marcel Boekhoorn, 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.

Mr. 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.

Marcel 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.

About Ramphastos Investments
Ramphastos Investments is a venture capital and private equity firm founded in 1994 by Dutch entrepreneur and investor Marcel Boekhoorn. Rampastos holds a diversified portfolio of over 30 investments at various stages of the asset life cycle with high growth potential across 4 sectors: Financial & Services Business, Gaming, New Materials & Advanced Manufacturing and IP, and Energy. Investments are selected based on their unique competitive position, strong growth potential supported by strong underlying economic and societal trends. Investments are managed by an experienced team of senior partners with an extensive investment background and international management experience.

For more information, please visit http://www.ramphastosinvestments.com.

About Mazarine Energy
Mazarine Energy is a private Netherlands-based oil and gas exploration and production company focusing on low risk, near-term, conventional exploration, development and production opportunities in Europe, Africa and the broader Mediterranean region. The company is currently active in North Africa and Europe. In Tunisia Mazarine has a interests in the Zaafrane license, the GRIB Concession and the Douiret Prospection License in Central Tunisia. In 2017 it acquired 19 onshore fields located in the Carpathian Foreland Basin and the Moesian Platform in Romania from OMV Petrom. Mazarine is actively reviewing additional opportunities in Europe and North Africa.

For more information, please visit http://www.mazarine-energy.com.