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DWS Fund to acquire Hansea, a leading Belgian public transport infrastructure operator, from Cube Infrastructure Fund and Gimv

DWS Fund to acquire Hansea, a leading Belgian public transport infrastructure operator, from Cube Infrastructure Fund and Gimv

Cube Infrastructure Fund (Cube) and Gimv today announce the sale of Hansea to a fund managed by DWS (“DWS”), a global infrastructure manager. With the support of its investors, the company has focused on organic growth and an active buy & grow strategy since 2014. In 2014, Cube and Gimv acquired Hansea (Antwerp, www.hansea.be). With […]

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Gimv invests in German energy storage specialist Smart Battery Solutions

Gimv invests in German energy storage specialist Smart Battery Solutions

Gimv has acquired a majority stake in Smart Battery Solutions GmbH (SBS) based in Kleinostheim near Frankfurt. With Gimv’s support, the company aims to continue its strong growth path in the highly dynamic battery market, to increase its workforce, and to expand its production capacity. Smart Battery Solutions (https://smart-battery-solutions.de/) was founded in 2010 by four […]

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Brain imaging AI leader icometrix raises US$ 18 million in new funding

Brain imaging AI leader icometrix raises US$ 18 million in new funding

Company’s technology will transform care for patients with brain disorders and injuries Leuven, Belgium, Geneva, Switzerland, Boston, USA: 13 May 2019 − icometrix, the global expert in brain imaging Artificial Intelligence solutions, has raised $18 million through a partnership led by Forestay Capital alongside Optum Ventures and existing investor Capricorn Venture Partners. icometrix’s icobrain software, […]

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Chemogas acquired by US based Balchem Corporation

Chemogas acquired by US based Balchem Corporation

Grimbergen, Belgium, May 2, 2019. The management of Chemogas, a leading international provider of packaged chemical specialty gases and related services, and Benelux private equity firm Gilde Equity Management today announced the agreement to sell Chemogas to Balchem Corporation, a US-based listed company engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of specialty ingredients. Chemogas is […]

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Gimv’s Life Sciences team establishes Advisory Board. Industry veterans Darnaud, Hirth, Kola, Kutay, LeBeaut and Moses joining

Gimv’s Life Sciences team establishes Advisory Board. Industry veterans Darnaud, Hirth, Kola, Kutay, LeBeaut and Moses joining

Gimv announces it has created a Life Sciences Advisory Board. The new Advisory Board consists of 6 seasoned industry veterans with expertise in drug- and medtech development, company building and M&A. Michel Darnaud (former president cardiac surgery at LivaNova), Peter Hirth (former CEO Plexxikon), Ismail Kola (former CSO UCB), Kasim Kutay (CEO Novo Holdings), Alexandre […]

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Mathieu de Medeiros appointed as partner

Mathieu de Medeiros appointed as partner

Vendis Capital is strengthening its position in France by appointing Mathieu de Medeiros as partner in charge of the French market.   Vendis Capital herewith reaffirms its ambition to provide entrepreneurs and businesses with the value added of a European sector fund and the cultural and geographic proximity of local teams.   After starting his […]

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Smile Invest, new partner for Oldelft Ultrasound to facilitate next phase of growth

Smile Invest announces today that it acquires a majority stake in Oldelft Ultrasound (“Oldelft”) from Gimv. The investment from Smile Invest will facilitate the next phase of growth of the company with a continued focus on product development and commercial excellence. Oldelft is the only independent global manufacturer of high-quality transesophageal echocardiography (“TEE”)  ultrasound probes, […]

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Gimv sells Oldelft Ultrasound, producer of innovative ultrasonic probes for medical diagnostics

Gimv sells Oldelft Ultrasound, producer of innovative ultrasonic probes for medical diagnostics

In 2012, Gimv acquired a majority stake in medical diagnostics company Oldelft Ultrasound (Delft – NL, www.oldelft.nl), which develops and produces innovative ultrasonic probes for medical diagnosis, with the ambition of achieving further international growth through continuous development and expanding the product portfolio. Oldelft is the only independent player worldwide in the field of specialized […]

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Gimv invests in cooling and heating equipment rental company Coolworld Rentals

Gimv invests in cooling and heating equipment rental company Coolworld Rentals

Gimv acquires a shareholding in fast-growing Coolworld Rentals, a full-service renter of cooling and heating equipment. Gimv becomes the majority shareholder alongside the founders, the Buijzen family and Jack Buijnsters, and management. Once the transaction is completed, Director Sales and Marketing Ruud van Mierlo will become CEO. Current CEO Jack Buijnsters remains involved in the […]

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