Sustainable Cities

Company profile

  • High-end solutions for glass daylight constructions, ventilation systems and fire safety systems in commercial and industrial buildings.
  • Brakel takes care of the production, the installation as well as the maintenance of these systems.
  • Besides its head office in Uden in the Netherlands, Brakel has satellite branches in Belgium and the UK, and an additional production facility in Slovakia.

Well-known projects: Arcelor Mittal (Ghent - Belgium) and Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam – The Netherlands)

Investment rationale

  • Increasing demand for sustainable buildings with a comfortable, sustainable and safe indoor climate, using natural light and outside air.
  • Increasing strict regulations for climate control and (fire) safety.
  • HVAC (‘heating-ventilation-airconditioning’) is one of the preferred sectors of the Sustainable Cities platform.

Growth strategy

Brakel has a strong financial profile and a solid platform for future growth, fully based on its own products and systems. As investment partner, we invested in this stable enterprise based on three robust pillars: products, projects and service, and maintenance. The financing has also been used to stimulate Brakel’s further international expansion and the growth of its maintenance and servicing division. As a fact, we provided additional capital for the add-on acquisition of ArginaTechnics in 2016. In November 2017, Brakel was acquired by Kingspan, a global leader in innovative high performance insulation and building envelope solutions. As part of Kingspan's Light & Air Division, Brakel will now continue focusing on creating energy-efficient and sustainable building envelopes providing maximum comfort and safety for end users.

  • Aktivität: High-end solutions for glass daylight constructions, ventilation & fire safety systems
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  • Location: Niederlande
  • Investititionsjahr: 2015
  • Deal contact: Rombout Poos
  • Plattform: Sustainable Cities
  • Revenue: > EUR 70 million (2017)
  • Staff: 400

Rombout Poos, Principal

From 1991 through 2000, Rombout Poos worked for the international auditing firm Deloitte. He studied at Royal NIVRA / University Nyenrode (the Netherlands) and graduated as certified public accountant.


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