Gilde Equity Management Benelux Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Gilde Equity Management Benelux has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Gilde Equity Management Benelux’s most common sectors for investment are food (24%) and information technology (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (43%) and divestiture (24%). In total, Gilde Equity Management Benelux has invested in 1 US state and 3 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Gilde Equity Management Benelux has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (56%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity56
    • M&A Buy Activity38
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 3

Gilde Equity Management (GEM) Benelux

Landgoed Heemstede Poortgebouw Zuid,
Houten, 3992 LS
Netherlands
+31 30 760 59 10
www.gembenelux.com
nijburg@gilde.nl

Gilde Equity Management Benelux (GEM) is a unit of Gilde Investment Management, a Dutch investment firm. Gilde Equity Management (GEM) is a generalist investor, focusing on buyouts of mid-market growth companies valued between €20 and €200 million. Broad sectors of interest include services, consumer goods, manufacturing, and industrial products. Gilde looks for investments across the Benelux region. GEM was formed in 1992 and is headquartered in Houten, the Netherlands.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Engineering, Food, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Packaging, Plastics, Restaurants, Staffing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 20 200
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 30 5 2 - 1 - 38
Sell (1.0/yr) # 13 2 1 2 - - 18
  56

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Raak Metals B.V. 2020-02-20 - Growth Capital
Tilburg, Netherlands · www.raakmetals.nl
Chemogas NV 2019-05-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Grimbergen, Belgium · www.chemogas.com
pack2pack Group N.V. 2019-02-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Halsteren, Belgium · www.pack2pack.com
Wasco Holding B.V. 2018-12-21 - Divestiture
Twello, Netherlands · www.wasco.nl
conTeyor International nv 2018-05-02 - Secondary Buyout
Merelbeke, Belgium · www.conteyor.com
Dunlop Protective Footwear 2018-05-01 - Secondary Buyout
Raalte, Netherlands · www.dunlopboots.com
BlueCielo ECM Solutions BV 2017-11-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Hoofddorp, Netherlands · www.bluecieloecm.com
VIR e-Care Solutions 2017-06-30 - Growth Capital
Gelderland, Netherlands · www.vir.nl
Leen Bakker Netherlands BV 2017-05-24 - Divestiture
Raamsdonkveer, Netherlands · www.leenbakker.nl
Ultimo Software Solutions, Inc. 2017-04-13 - Growth Capital
San Jose, California · www.ultimosoft.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 5 (26%) - 9 (24%) -
Information Technology 2 (11%) - 4 (11%) -
Packaging 1 (5%) - 3 (8%) -
Business Services 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Software 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Staffing 2 (11%) - 2 (5%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Environmental 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Insurance 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (3%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (3%) -
Plastics - - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Retail 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) -
Total 19 - 38 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Netherlands 14 (74%) - 29 (76%) -
Belgium 4 (21%) - 8 (21%) -
United States 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  California 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 14 (74%) - 29 (76%) -
Cross-border 5 (26%) - 9 (24%) -
Total 19 - 38 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (11%) - 16 (42%) -
Divestiture 4 (21%) - 9 (24%) -
Secondary Buyout 7 (37%) - 7 (18%) -
Growth Capital 6 (32%) - 6 (16%) -
Total 19 - 38 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 7 (39%) -
Secondary Sale 6 (33%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (17%) -
Sold to Management 2 (11%) -
Total 18 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
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2
Legal Deals
Allen & Overy LLP
1
Simmons & Simmons LLP
1

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
18%
7 (18%)
Strategic(s)
16%
6 (16%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
33%
6 (33%)
Strategic(s)
56%
10 (56%)

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