GIMV takes majority share in new Acertys Group

18-07-2007 17:45

GIMV announces the acquisition, together with the management and Walter Vandeputte, of the companies Meda nv (Aartselaar – Belgium), Vandeputte Medical bv (Utrecht – Netherlands) and Vandeputte Medical & Security nv (Boechout – Belgium) from the Vandeputte Group. The new group will operate under the name Acertys Group. GIMV is taking a controlling share of 50.1% in the new group.

The Acertys Group (www.acertys.com) consists of the former Meda (Belgium), Vandeputte Medical & Security (Belgium) and Vandeputte Medical (Netherlands). The Acertys Group companies sell, distribute and provide technical support for high tech medical equipment for the medical sector. The group also supplies medical consumables to hospitals, nursing and care homes, first aid and sick bays, and technical equipment to the fire fighting, police, defence and civil protection services. The group will be headed by CEO Jan Schoevaerts and has 175 employees. With revenue of EUR 43 million the group has a leading market position in the Benelux.

The Acertys Group's objective is to grow by broadening its product and services range and through acquisitions. The acquisition strategy is aimed at companies operating in consultancy, sales, integration, training and support in the field of medical equipment and materials, and in safety equipment for fire fighting, police and civil protection services.

For further information, please contact:
Mr Alain Grillaert – Executive Investment Manager GIMV
Tel: +32 3 290 21 15 – E-mail: alaing@gimv.be

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