Gimv and Top Brands have together acquired a majority stake in fast-growing Ellis Gourmet Burger, the trendy restaurant chain for premium hamburger meals. The ambition is to further professionalise and expand in Belgium, the Netherlands and France, backed by a strong brand concept. Co-founder and CEO Thierry Canetta will continue in his role as CEO. He reinvests significantly, thereby retaining a minority stake. Ellis was established in 2011 with the mission to serve the perfect hamburger in a strong service oriented environment. Ellis Gourmet Burger uses premium products, sourced from well-known mostly local food suppliers, and collaborates with renowned Michelin-starred chefs to create its signature dishes.