Gilde Buy-Out Fund IV closes at EUR 800 million

Oversubscribed and capped at EUR 800 million

Gilde Buy Out Partners, one of the oldest private equity groups in Europe and the Benelux, have successfully closed their latest fund, Gilde Buy-Out Fund IV, at EUR 800 million. The strong support from existing investors, combined with the overwhelming interest of new investors, meant that the fund was well oversubscribed and capped at EUR 800 million.

Gilde Buy-Out Fund IV has attracted commitments from world class investors from Asia Pacific (15% of the Fund), Europe (50% of the Fund) and the United States (35% of the Fund). Pension plans and sovereign wealth funds account for the majority of the investor base.

The Fund expects to make equity investments of between €25 million and €200 million in middle market companies, across a wide range of industries, with a core focus on the Benelux region, the Germanspeaking (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and French economies. This is a continuation of the investment strategy it has successfully applied to its previous funds.

The Gilde Buy Out Partnership would like to thank the existing investors for their strong support in this period of great uncertainty and is also grateful for the significant vote of confidence from new investors from all regions of the world.

MVision Private Equity Advisers acted as global placing agent and SJ Berwin is legal counsel to Gilde Buy-Out Fund IV.

Background

Gilde Buy Out Partners is an independent mid-market leveraged buy-out firm in Europe with managed funds in excess of €2 billion. With offices in Utrecht, Paris, Zurich and Brussels and its multinational twenty-person investment team, Gilde Buy Out Partners is truly entrenched in its target region and can offer local expertise coupled with European reach and execution skills.

Having completed close to 60 transactions since inception, Gilde Buy Out Partners actively pursues Buy & Build (& Repair) strategies that offer significant long-term value, in close partnership with strong and aligned management teams. Over the past 28 years, Gilde Buy Out Partners has executed a disciplined approach to private equity investing in the target region and the superior track record achieved over this time demonstrates their strong reputation and network in the market with local managers, owners, intermediaries and banks.

Oversubscribed and capped at EUR 800 million
Gilde Buy Out Partners, one of the oldest private equity groups in Europe and the Benelux, have successfully closed their latest fund, Gilde Buy-Out Fund IV, at EUR 800 million. The strong support from existing investors, combined with the overwhelming interest of new investors, meant that the fund was well oversubscribed and capped at EUR 800 million.
Gilde Buy-Out Fund IV has attracted commitments from world class investors from Asia Pacific (15% of the Fund), Europe (50% of the Fund) and the United States (35% of the Fund). Pension plans and sovereign wealth funds account for the majority of the investor base.
The Fund expects to make equity investments of between €25 million and €200 million in middle market companies, across a wide range of industries, with a core focus on the Benelux region, the Germanspeaking (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and French economies. This is a continuation of the investment strategy it has successfully applied to its previous funds.
The Gilde Buy Out Partnership would like to thank the existing investors for their strong support in this period of great uncertainty and is also grateful for the significant vote of confidence from new investors from all regions of the world.
MVision Private Equity Advisers acted as global placing agent and SJ Berwin is legal counsel to Gilde Buy-Out Fund IV.
Background
Gilde Buy Out Partners is an independent mid-market leveraged buy-out firm in Europe with managed funds in excess of €2 billion. With offices in Utrecht, Paris, Zurich and Brussels and its multinational twenty-person investment team, Gilde Buy Out Partners is truly entrenched in its target region and can offer local expertise coupled with European reach and execution skills.
Having completed close to 60 transactions since inception, Gilde Buy Out Partners actively pursues Buy & Build (& Repair) strategies that offer significant long-term value, in close partnership with strong and aligned management teams. Over the past 28 years, Gilde Buy Out Partners has executed a disciplined approach to private equity investing in the target region and the superior track record achieved over this time demonstrates their strong reputation and network in the market with local managers, owners, intermediaries and banks.

For further information, please visit www.gilde.com, or contact:

Koos Teule, Investor Relations, Gilde Buy Out Partners
Tel: +31 30 219 2508
Email: teule@gilde.com

Mounir Guen, CEO, MVision Private Equity Advisers
Tel: +44 207 491 8500
Email: mg@mvision.com

This press release is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States or any other jurisdiction and interests in the Fund may not be offered or sold in the United States or any other jurisdictions save in accordance with applicable law.