Gilde Equity Management Benelux Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Gilde Equity Management Benelux has acquired 1 company.

Gilde Equity Management Benelux’s most common sectors for investment arefood (24%) and information technology (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (42%) and divestiture (24%). In total, Gilde Equity Management Benelux has invested in 1 US state and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2001 when it acquired Ad van Geloven BV for $46M.

In the last 3 years, Gilde Equity Management Benelux has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (53%). Gilde Equity Management Benelux’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2023 when it sold Wasco Holding B.V. for $547M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity62
    • M&A Buy Activity39
    • M&A Sell Activity23
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 19
  • 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 37 1 1 - - - 39
vol $46M $46M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 21 - - 1 1 - 23
vol $547M $547M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Wasco Holding B.V. 2023-05-30 547M EUR Trade Sale
Twello, Netherlands · www.wasco.nl
Avinty BV 2022-08-01 - Secondary Sale
Oldenzaal, Netherlands · www.avinty.com
Bruynzeel Storage Systems B.V. 2021-07-29 - Secondary Buyout
Panningen, Netherlands · www.bruynzeel-storage.com
Raak Metals B.V. 2020-02-20 - Growth Capital
Tilburg, Netherlands · www.raakmetals.nl
Bart's Retail B.V 2019-07-26 - Trade Sale
Beuningen, Netherlands · www.bakkerbart.nl
Chemogas NV 2019-05-02 - Trade Sale
Grimbergen, Belgium · www.chemogas.com
pack2pack Group N.V. 2019-02-06 - Trade Sale
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 Sale
Raalte, Netherlands · www.dunlopboots.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 5 (31%) - 9 (23%) 46M (100%)
Information Technology 2 (13%) - 5 (13%) -
Packaging 1 (6%) - 3 (8%) -
Business Services - - 2 (5%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Software 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Environmental 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Furniture 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Insurance 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (3%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (3%) -
Plastics - - 1 (3%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (3%) -
Retail 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Staffing 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 39 $46M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Netherlands 11 (69%) - 30 (77%) 46M (100%)
Belgium 4 (25%) - 8 (21%) -
United States 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  California 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 11 (69%) - 30 (77%) 46M (100%)
Cross-border 5 (31%) - 9 (23%) -
Total 16 - 39 $46M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (6%) - 16 (41%) -
Divestiture 2 (13%) - 9 (23%) 46M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 8 (50%) - 8 (21%) -
Growth Capital 5 (31%) - 6 (15%) -
Total 16 - 39 $46M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (35%) -
Trade Sale 8 (35%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (17%) 547M (100%)
Sold to Management 3 (13%) -
Total 23 $547M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
2
Legal Deals
Simmons & Simmons LLP
1
Allen & Overy LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $46M
TOTAL $46M
Largest Ad van Geloven BV
$46M (2001-10-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $547M
TOTAL $547M
Largest Wasco Holding B.V.
$547M (2023-05-30)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
21%
8 (21%)
Strategic(s)
15%
6 (15%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
35%
8 (35%)
Strategic(s)
52%
12 (52%)

FAQ

When was Gilde Equity Management (GEM) Benelux founded?

Gilde Equity Management (GEM) Benelux was founded in 1982.

What type of investor is Gilde Equity Management (GEM) Benelux?

Gilde Equity Management (GEM) Benelux is a private equity firm.

Where is Gilde Equity Management (GEM) Benelux headquartered?

Gilde Equity Management (GEM) Benelux is headquartered in Houten, Netherlands.

How much capital does Gilde Equity Management (GEM) Benelux have under management?

Gilde Equity Management (GEM) Benelux has 500M EUR under management.

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