Who we are

Gilde Equity Management (GEM) Benelux is an independent private equity firm with over 30 years of experience. Since 1996, we focus exclusively on the Benelux mid-market segment, whereby we invest in international companies based in the Netherlands and Belgium.

We team up with entrepreneurial managers to create highly successful businesses, enabling them to acquire and expand the organizations they work for. Over the years, we have invested in a large number of companies with activities in a wide range of sectors (see our investments).

The funds we invest have been entrusted by reputable financial institutions from around the world. Our team consists of professionals with extensive experience in private equity, finance, M&A and consultancy. All partners are also shareholders of Gilde. The average transaction size varies between 20 million and 200 million euro. We maintain offices in Utrecht and Antwerp.

  • Management buy-outs with entrepreneurial management teams Focus
  • Vast experience, extensive network en sector based knowledge Value add
  • Solid, profitable companies run by motivated and experienced managers Investment criteria
  • Focused on the long term, with a view to all stakeholders ESG

The Gilde team comprises experienced professionals with a background in private equity, M&A, consultancy and finance.

Between us, we have considerable experience in the Benelux mid-market segment, having successfully concluded more than 50 buy-out transactions, covering a wide range of sectors. Meet our team and read about our background and experience.