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Participation Company East Netherlands

Original name: 
Participatie Maatschappij Oost Nederland (PPM Oost)
Laan van Malkenschoten 40
Apeldoorn 7333 NP

The Participation Company East Netherlands (PPM Oost) is part of the Development Company East Netherlands, and works with capital it receives from the Dutch government. PPM Oost provides regional investment for the provinces Gelderland and Overijssel. It provides finance, networks and knowledge for entrepreneurs and invests in growth of the regional economy and employment.


The Participation Company East Netherlands is fund manager of regional revolving funds that are provided by its stakeholders.

Stakeholders are the Development Company East Netherlands, Twente University and the Twente Region. Stakeholders of the overarching Development Company East Netherlands are the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel.

Furthermore, the Participation Company provides - apart from capital - advice and support to regional investors. It connects entrepreneurs with other entrepreneurs and experts.