Company profile

Cegeka is an independent, European ICT service provider. The company supports its customers with IT consultancy assignments, the integration of ICT infrastructure, the development and implementation of applications and outsourcing. The (originally Belgian) ICT company employs 4,000 people. In 2016 the Cegeka Group realised a turnover of 414 million euros, a growth of 12% compared with 2015. Cegeka has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Austria, Romania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and supplies services throughout Europe.

Investment rationale

Since his management buy-out in 1992, André Knaepen has grown Cegeka from a local to a pan-European IT service provider with branches in ten countries. Today the company employs over 4,000 people, together serving more than 2,500 customers. Since 2006, turnover has quadrupled to over 400 million euros and it is Cegeka’s ambition to continue on this impressive growth path in the coming years. It aims to double its size again within five years.

Growth strategy

Cegeka aims to strengthen its position in existing markets and expand geographically. The ambition is to realise growth both organically and by means of a buy & build strategy. Outsourcing in general is at the heart of the expansion plans and is to be the engine for further growth.


  • Aktivität: An independent European ICT service provider.
  • Website:
  • Location: Belgien
  • Investititionsjahr: 2017
  • Deal contact: Tom Van de Voorde
  • Plattform: Smart Industries
  • Revenue: EUR 400m (2016)
  • Staff: 4000

Tom Van de Voorde, Managing Partner - Head Smart Industries

Tom Van de Voorde reinforced the Gimv-team in 2007, first in Buyouts & Growth Belgium, where he realized several management buyouts and investments in growth companies and consequently within Smart Industries Platform. Today he is responsible for Gimv’s Smart Industries platform, focused on investments in technology/engineering with value creation as a result.

He gained valuable experience in investment banking at Bank Degroof, where he worked as Vice President Investment Banking & Private Equity and Advisory at NIBC in Brussels as head of M & A.

He is a member of the board of directors of Cegeka, Mega, Summa, Grandeco and Impression International and realized following exits since 2014: Trustteam, Xeikon, Hecht, Luciad and Vandemoortele.

Tom Van de Voorde holds a Master’s degree in Commercial Engineering from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and a fulltime MBA from the University of Chicago (Booth).


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