Apr 20, 2021

Gilde Equity Management (GEM) raises Fund V to partner with Benelux businesses with international growth aspirations

Houten, The Netherlands – Gilde Equity Management (GEM) has successfully closed its new fund, GEM V. This EUR 600m fund has significantly extended the capacity of the platform and is again backed by its long-standing blue chip investor base.

GEM is an independent partner owned private equity company and will continue to execute on the well-honed investment playbook that has delivered exceptional returns over the last 25 years. Key to the historic success has been the ability to work alongside entrepreneurial management teams to create sustainable value. Outstanding business leaders are given the freedom and trust to pursue an ambitious growth agenda, with access to the resources, support, and industry network necessary to ensure a successful outcome.

GEM V will facilitate even more successful partnerships with local entrepreneurs, supporting companies to exploit their potential and become regional and global leaders in their fields. It will remain focused on companies headquartered in the Netherlands and Belgium with an enterprise value between EUR 20 and 200m. The fund structure allows for maximum flexibility, with GEM V able to invest up to EUR 150m in a single portfolio company. The fund terms also recognize that a profitable partnership sometimes requires more than a typical 5-to-7-year ownership cycle.

Gerhard Nordemann, Managing Partner, commented: “GEM V lays the foundation for continued growth of our firm. The successful fundraise clearly demonstrates the strong partnership we have with our loyal investor base. Their continued trust enabled us to raise GEM V quickly and efficiently, allowing our team to fully focus on the significant opportunities that today’s market and our network provide.”

Loyens & Loeff provided fund formation advice to GEM on Fund V.

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