Highlights

2015

IPO TINC

2013

Launch and first closing of Gimv Health & Care Co-investment Program.

2012

Gimv redefines its strategy; with a focus on value creation from 4 selected investment platforms.

2010

DG Infra Yield launched as a new Benelux infrastructure initiative complementary to DG Infra+.

2008

Launch of Gimv-XL as a growth capital fund for larger growth companies in Belgium. Start-up of new office and team in Munich.

2007

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.

2006

Government (VPM) sells a further 12.94%, reducing its stake to 27.06%.

2005

Sale of the government's majority position: 30% of Gimv's shares placed with institutional investors.

2003

Starts setting up its own funds.

2000

Acquisition of the Halder venture capital group (now Gimv Netherlands); for the first time Gimv invests more abroad than domestically.

1997

IPO; shareholding of the Flemish government (via Vlaamse Participatiemaatschappij – VPM) falls to 70%.

1995

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.

1994

Division of tasks: Gimvindus and VMH are disconnected from Gimv, which begins building up its international activity as a venture capital provider.

1989

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).

1983

Gimv makes its first foreign investments.

1980

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).

1978

Anti-crisis Law prepares the ground for the establishing of regional investment companies.