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Sylphar confirms its buy & build strategy by acquiring 2 market leading brands in the antiperspirant business, Axitrans and Axideo

Sylphar confirms its buy & build strategy by acquiring 2 market leading brands in the antiperspirant business, Axitrans and Axideo

Brussels, 30 September 2019 – Sylphar, the fast-growing OTC company which teamed-up with Vendis Capital in May 2017 and acquired Pro Teeth Whitening and Nutravita in September 2018 , builds on its future ambition to become one of the leading branded and omni-channel European player in the consumer healthcare space, by acquiring Axitrans and Axideo, […]

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Smile Invest takes a majority stake in Magnum Heating, growing leader in sustainable heating solutions

Smile Invest takes a majority stake in Magnum Heating, growing leader in sustainable heating solutions

Smile Invest has become the majority shareholder in Magnum Heating (www.magnumheating.com) alongside the founder, Mr. Gio Cleophas, and management. This is the fifth investment of Smile Invest in the last twelve months following earlier investments in SmartSD, Rovers Medical Devices, Oldelft Ultrasound and Microflor. Smile Invest’s portfolio now consists of five innovative growth companies based […]

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Smile Invest invests in Microflor, global leader in breeding and propagation of orchids

Smile Invest invests in Microflor, global leader in breeding and propagation of orchids

Smile Invest recently acquired a substantial minority stake in Microflor (www.microflor.com) alongside the family Floré, who remains on board as a majority shareholder. This is the fourth investment of Smile Invest in the last twelve months following earlier investments in SmartSD, Rovers Medical Devices and Oldelft Ultrasound. Smile Invest’s portfolio now consists of four innovative […]

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Verelst Group successfully raises 4 Million Euro of Mezzanine debt to finance its real estate development activity.

Verelst Group successfully raises 4 Million Euro of Mezzanine debt to finance its real estate development activity.

Common Ground Corporate Finance successfully raises 4 Million Euro of Mezzanine debt to finance the residential real estate development activity of the Verelst Group, named Verelst Projectontwikkeling. The Verelst Group is a long existing Belgian based Group active both as Contractor and Real Estate Project Developer. As a Contractor, the Verelst Group executes a large […]

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iSTAR Medical announces EUR 40.1 million financing round lead by Gimv to support further development of an innovative glaucoma treatment

iSTAR Medical announces EUR 40.1 million financing round lead by Gimv to support further development of an innovative glaucoma treatment

iSTAR Medical SA, a Wavre-based private medical device company developing novel ophthalmic implants for the treatment of glaucoma, today announces the completion of a EUR 40.1 million Series C financing. The financing was led by Gimv and LSP (Life Sciences Partners), with participation by Earlybird and BNP Paribas Private Equity. Gimv will invest EUR 10 […]

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AgroSavfe raises EUR 35 million, Gimv invests additional resources for further development of biocontrols as a new standard for sustainable crop protection

AgroSavfe raises EUR 35 million, Gimv invests additional resources for further development of biocontrols as a new standard for sustainable crop protection

Gimv is increasing its commitment to AgroSavfe, an innovative food and agro-biotech company developing environmentally friendly plant protection products. As co-founder and lead investor, Gimv participates in a Series C financing round of EUR 35 million, in which Ackermans & van Haaren joins as a new investor, in addition to the existing shareholders who also […]

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Gimv sells stake in thinkstep AG, the Stuttgart-based specialist in sustainability software

Gimv sells stake in thinkstep AG, the Stuttgart-based specialist in sustainability software

Gimv, together with all other shareholders, is selling its stake in Stuttgart-based software firm thinkstep AG (www.thinkstep.com) to US software provider Sphera Solutions. Thanks to the long-term support of all investors, thinkstep has grown substantially and successfully transformed its business model into a software-as-a-service solution (SaaS). Headquartered in Leinfelden-Echterdingen near Stuttgart, thinkstep was founded in […]

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Gimv exits Legallais, ironmongery distributor for building professionals in France

Gimv exits Legallais, ironmongery distributor for building professionals in France

Gimv announced its exit from French company Groupe Legallais, in which it has held a minority stake since February 2016. Founded in 1889, Legallais is a leading independent distributor of ironmongery and finishing work products for building professionals. Legallais (www.legallais.com) was established in 1889 and grew into the reference in the French market when it […]

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Gimv and other shareholders sell biopharmaceutical company Breath Therapeutics to Zambon after a fast development

Gimv and other shareholders sell biopharmaceutical company Breath Therapeutics to Zambon after a fast development

Today, Gimv, Sofinnova and Gilde Healthcare announced the sale of biopharmaceutical company Breath Therapeutics. Specialising in advanced and first-in-class inhalation therapies for severe respiratory diseases, Breath Therapeutics collected around EUR 43.5 million in one of the largest start-up financing rounds in 2017. With the support of the investors, two global Phase III trials are currently […]

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