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Gimv nv


Gimv is a European investment company with almost four decades of experience in private equity. Gimv was founded in 1980 and, since 1997, listed on Euronext Brussels (ticker: GIMB). Gimv currently manages around EUR 1.6 billion (including co-investment partnerships) of investments in about 50 portfolio companies.

Gimv's mission is to accelerate the growth of entrepreneurial and innovative companies and support them in their transformation into market leaders in their niche. We therefore consider ourselves a temporary but solid partner of those companies, all of which have an above-average growth ambition. As a consequence, we contribute to economic growth, job creation and social welfare. Through these companies performance and with successful exits, Gimv is able to reward its shareholders with double-digit returns and an attractive dividend policy.

  • Direct manager, Brussels-listed
  • Investment focus: Benelux, France & DACH
  • Deal Focus: Growth Capital/ LBO/ small to medium-sized businesses with an enterprise value up to EUR 250 million

Key financials

Manager Overview

As a recognized market leader in selected investment platforms, Gimv identifies entrepreneurial and innovative companies with high-growth potential and supports them in their transformation into market leaders. These companies can be in different stages of their life cycle; from young companies with strong growth ambitions to healthy and established companies with the ambition to become a trendsetter. Gimv’s four investment platforms are:

  • Connected Consumer: connected with the future consumers
  • Health & Care: for the ageing, health- and cost conscious society
  • Smart Industries: powered by know-how and technological innovation
  • Sustainable Cities: investing in tomorrow’s smart, clean and efficient communities

Each of these platforms works with a skilled and dedicated team across Gimv’s home markets of the Benelux, France and Germany and can count on an extended international network of experts.

Investment criteria

  • Entrepreneurial and innovative companies with high-growth potential, both young companies with strong ambitions and established companies looking for fresh capital
  • Small to medium businesses with an enterprise value of up to EUR 250 million
  • Companies active in Benelux, France and DACH
  • Investments from EUR 5 to 50 million

What makes us different?

  • Flexible / international / experienced

Market commentary

Again a very active year

  • 12 new investments, 9 exits and a strong start to 2018
  • Growing share of self-generated dealflow thanks to a proactive and specialized market approach
  • A younger portfolio with substantial growth potential
  • 54 shareholdings in portfolio

Results supported by strong portfolio result for the 4th consecutive year.

  • Solid sales and EBITDA growth in the shareholdings
  • Strong appetite from industrial buyers results in successful exits with substantial capital gains.
  • Portfolio return for fourth year above long-term target of 15%