Gilde Buy Out Partners appoints new Head of Investor Relations & Co-investments

Utrecht / Brussels / Zurich - Gilde Buy Out Partners (Gilde) appoints Karl van de Paer as Head of Investor Relations & Co-investments effective September 1 st, 2016. Van de Paer takes over the role from Koos Teule, who will continue as CFO.

Besides acting as Head of Investor Relations, Karl will also be leading Gilde's Co-investment program, where he has recently successfully syndicated co-investments in amor and Losberger to several LPs in Gilde Buy Out Fund V. Karl will also continue his work on transactions, particularly on Gilde's Portfolio Enhancement Program, which will enhance his ability to act as spokesperson towards Gilde's investors.

Karl has been working with Gilde since September 2014 and has been instrumental in setting up and institutionalizing the Portfolio Enhancement Program. Karl was appointed Partner early 2015. Prior to joining Gilde, Karl was a Vice-President at Catterton Partners, the Greenwich-based consumer Private Equity house. He also worked as an M&A Associate with Evercore Partners in New York. Before his MBA, Karl worked for three years as a Corporate Finance Consultant at McKinsey & Company's Amsterdam office. Karl obtained an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York, a MSc degree in Finance and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics and a BSc in Hospitality Management from Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne.

About Gilde Buy Out Partners

Gilde Buy Out Partners is a leading European private equity investor in mid-market transactions with operations in the DACH region and the Benelux. Gilde manages funds in excess of EUR 3 billion and has offices in Utrecht, Zurich, Frankfurt and Brussels. Since its inception in 1982, Gilde has invested in over 250 companies across a diverse range of sectors. With EUR 1.1 billion, the current investment fund Gilde Buy Out Fund V is among the largest dedicated mid-market buy-out investment funds in Europe. Gilde controls majority shareholdings in, amongst others, companies like Losberger, t-groep, amor, Royal Reesink, Comcave, RIRI, Royal Ten Cate, Teleplan and Enkco.

For more information:

Gilde Buy Out Partners
Karl van de Paer
T: +41 43 268 20 76
E: vandepaer@gilde.com
www.gilde.com