Jun 22, 2022

Gilde Equity Management appoints Nathalie Brabers as COO

Gilde Equity Management is proud to announce that Nathalie Brabers will join the team as Chief Operating Officer. As part of further strengthening Gilde’s operations, she will be in charge of Compliance, ESG, HR, IT, Legal and Marketing in this newly created function.

Nathalie has over 15 years of international experience in finance and private equity. She has spent the last 7 years in senior fund operations roles at EQT in Amsterdam, managing fund portfolios with EUR 30bn in AuM and overseeing 90 investment advisors across 14 jurisdictions. Previously she had several tax, M&A and legal advisory roles in Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Nathalie is a lawyer by background, having obtained degrees in law from Université Aix-Marseille III in France and the Boston University School of Law in the US.

“We are thrilled to welcome Nathalie to the Gilde family,” said Gerhard Nordemann, Managing Partner. “She will bring best-in-class expertise and experience to this new role. As COO of Gilde Equity Management, Nathalie will make our operations even more efficient and bring our ESG capabilities to the next level. Having her on board will allow our investment professionals to spend more time growing our portfolio companies to the benefit of our investors”.

“I am very fortunate to become a part of the Gilde team,” said Nathalie Brabers. “Gilde is the leading private equity firm in the Benelux, with great reputation and track record. They are the go-to partner for any business owner or entrepreneur looking for a private equity investor for further growth of their business. It is also a wonderful team to work with. I look forward to helping Gilde build a world-class operations engine while continuing to generate excellent returns for the investors.”

Gilde Equity Management is an independent private equity firm with over €2 billion in committed capital. With roots dating back to 1982, Gilde is a leading investor in Benelux companies and has helped many of them to realize international growth. It has extensive experience in business succession and is specialized in digitalization and sustainability. Recent Gilde investments include: VDH Solar, Bruynzeel Storage Systems, Wasco, Innotec, Kwantum, Leen Bakker, Eiffel and DPA.

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