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Gilde Equity Management strengthens its focus on the Belgian market

1 January 2018

“We consider Belgium as a core market for Gilde Equity Management, with many strong and fast growing SMEs that require growth capital. The country also has a strong network of dynamic and motivated management teams that require our support and trust to do a MBO or MBI. We support companies, entrepreneurs, and management teams in their buy-and-build strategy and international expansion, next to preparing companies for the next phase in their development, helping them to further build a sound and stable organization set to capture further growth in the market.”

Gerhard Nordemann, managing partner Gilde Equity Management

Gilde has a solid track record in doing buy-outs in Belgium in the EUR 20m to 200m enterprise value range across multiple sectors. Examples include a.o. the buy-and-build story of Benelux spreadable salads market leader Salad Signature or temporary staffer Actief Interim and growth investments like chemical gasses specialist Chemogas or private label spices producer ISFI. “We are very enthusiastic to welcome Jüry to our Benelux team. With our latest fund of EUR 300m, we will further investigate investment opportunities and deploy our network to set up true partnerships”

Frederic Van den Weghe, partner Gilde Equity Management 

 

Meet our newest partner

Jüry De Wulf joins Gilde Equity Management as of 1 January 2018. Jüry has 14 years of experience, a.o. 11 years in the EY Transaction Service Department working for the top tier PE firms. He worked for Kharis Capital for more than 2 years, where he also assumed a role as interim CFO at Burger Brands Belgium (Quick and Burger King), directly after having led the acquisition for Kharis Capital. 

"I am very pleased and honoured to join the Gilde Equity Management team", said Jüry. "We have a similar view on private equity, where we aim to add value through a hands-on and no-nonsense approach, where we empower real entrepreneurs and become a sparring partner for them. Where we create value and reach the next stage in the growth cycle of the company together, with respect for the individual and the values of the company”.