Launch and first closing of Gimv Health & Care Co-investment Program.
Gimv redefines its strategy; with a focus on value creation from 4 selected investment platforms.
DG Infra Yield launched as a new Benelux infrastructure initiative complementary to DG Infra+.
Launch of Gimv-XL as a growth capital fund for larger growth companies in Belgium. Start-up of new office and team in Munich.
Start-up of new office and team in Paris.
Establishment of DG Infra+, in a joint venture with Dexia (now Belfius) for investments in infrastructure projects in the Benelux.
Government (VPM) sells a further 12.94%, reducing its stake to 27.06%.
Sale of the government's majority position: 30% of Gimv's shares placed with institutional investors.
Starts setting up its own funds.
Acquisition of the Halder venture capital group (now Gimv Netherlands); for the first time Gimv invests more abroad than domestically.
IPO; shareholding of the Flemish government (via Vlaamse Participatiemaatschappij – VPM) falls to 70%.
Establishment of Participatiemaatschappij Vlaanderen (acquires the last 'third function' dossiers); first private placement of 15.23% with private investors (10.57%), Gemeentekrediet (3.58%) and ASLK (1.07%). 84.78% remains in the hands of the Flemish government.
Division of tasks: Gimvindus and VMH are disconnected from Gimv, which begins building up its international activity as a venture capital provider.
Establishment of subsidiaries Gimvindus (inherits the Flemish portion of the former national sectors, like Kempische Steenkoolmijnen, Sidmar, Boelwerf, textile companies) and Vlaamse Milieuholding (for attracting PPP in environmental projects).
Gimv makes its first foreign investments.
25 February: establishment of the Gewestelijke Investeringsmaatschappij voor Vlaanderen (Gimv) with three branches: development bank (provision of private equity), government holding company, manager of government shareholdings (‘third function', companies in difficulties).
Anti-crisis Law prepares the ground for the establishing of regional investment companies.