Jurgen van Breukelen joins Gilde Equity Management as managing partner

6 December 2018

As per 1 January 2019, Jurgen van Breukelen (49) will join Gilde Equity Management, as part of the firm’s strategy to develop its position in mid-market private equity in the Benelux and Germany.

Gilde Equity Management is a leading mid-market private equity firm in the Benelux, with over 25 years of experience and over EUR 1bn assets under management. The firm focuses on mid-market companies in the Benelux, working on sustainable growth together with entrepreneurial management teams, such as Kwantum, Johma, Leen Bakker and HG International. To continue and expand on this strategy, Gilde Equity Management has appointed Jurgen van Breukelen as managing partner.

KPMG Netherlands and Global 

Economist Jurgen van Breukelen started his career at KPMG. In the 21 years that he worked there he fulfilled various leadership roles, such as head of corporate finance, advisory, clients & markets, and CEO of KPMG in the Netherlands. Since 2011 he has also been a member of the global executive team & global board of KPMG, where he chaired KPMG's global quality & risk committee.

Extensive international experience

Jurgen left KPMG in 2015 to broaden his experience to become senior advisor with private equity firm Permira Advisers and Barclays Bank PLC. Today, he is non-executive director of agriculture innovator, Urus Group, and chairman of the board of Altice, a convergent global leader in telecom, content, media, entertainment and advertising, and listed on Euronext Amsterdam. Furthermore, he also serves on the board of Stichting Alzheimer Nederland (the Netherlands' Alzheimer Foundation) and on the advisory board of the Rotterdam School of Management.

Gilde managing partner Gerhard Nordemann

“We’re pleased to welcome Jurgen van Breukelen to our team. With his experience in leadership roles, advising private equity firms and boardroom experience, Jurgen is bringing a broader perspective to Gilde Equity Management. As well as an accomplished executive, we know him to be a reliable partner and an intuitive decision maker. We are confident that Jurgen’s experience, network and personality will open up new opportunities for us.”

Jurgen van Breukelen

“I’m excited to join Gilde Equity Management, which I admire for their keen eye for craftsmanship and entrepreneurship. They are skilled at partnering with competent, cherished businesses enabling them to realise full potential, resulting in impressive investment results. I’m looking forward to joining Gilde’s team of involved professionals. It’s a great new direction that I’m taking on my career path, one that will allow me to support entrepreneurial management teams in realizing their growth ambitions.”