Jul 28, 2020

Gilde and management acquire HC Groep from Airvance Group

Waalwijk (NL), 28 July 2020 – Gilde Equity Management (GEM) and management are the new owners of HC Groep, a leading indoor climate technology company in the Netherlands, Germany and the UK. HC Groep is specialized in climate ceilings, air handling systems, climate controls and carpark ventilation for high-end office and public buildings.

CEO Ron van Kan is pleased with the partnership with Gilde: “In the last 15 years HC Groep has become an indoor climate control and ventilation expert that is able to offer a one-stop-shop solution to its clients in various countries across Europe. The need for more advanced indoor climate solutions will lead to new opportunities for our clients and ourselves. Especially with Gilde, I am convinced that we are able to realize our growth objectives.”

Eschwin Hetzenauer, partner at Gilde: “In the world of today, clean air, safety & comfort and energy efficiency are becoming increasingly important in office and public buildings. We are convinced that HC Groep is in the right position to play a leading role in this regard. We as Gilde believe that we are able to support the company to accelerate. The entrepreneurial culture of HC Group highly appeals to us and we look forward to a successful joint future.”

About Gilde Equity Management

Gilde Equity Management (GEM) is one of the leading private equity firms in the Netherlands with more than EUR 1 billion assets under management. Gilde has invested in numerous well-known blue chip companies and brands such as Dunlop, Wasco, FruityLine, Kwantum, Leen Bakker and Actief Interim.

About Airvance Group

The Airvance Group is an international distributor of air handling products and created in February 2020 by the merger of 2 groups: The France Air group and the HVAC (Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning) division of the SIG plc Group.

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