Smart Industries
Lucio de Risi - CEO and founder

Company profile

MEGA International is a leading global software and consulting services company, which helps companies improve their business and IT agility to innovate in the digital world. The company offers a range of enterprise governance software solutions to help its customers address challenges posed by regulation & compliance, IT complexity, enterprise transformation and new technologies (e.g. digital transformation, business model innovation,…)

MEGA has a global footprint with 8 offices around the globe (Paris - HQ, London, Berlin, Milan, Boston, Mexico, Casablanca and Singapore). Moreover, it works with 25 business partners around the world. The company’s customers are mostly big, complex - often global - companies and government organizations, e.g. Fannie Mae, Crédit Agricole, UniCredit, Nissan, Eurocontrol, United States Department of Agriculture, SBB CFF, P&G, Gilead or Colruyt.

Investment rationale

Gimv has a strong track record within the sector of ICT companies, engineered products and advanced manufacturing. In that framework, our partnership with MEGA International perfectly fits within our Smart Industries-strategy:

  • MEGA provides state-of-the-art software shifting to SaaS
  • Recognized leader in a growing market
  • Marquee customer base
  • Solid existing and scalable organization

Growth strategy

Over the coming years, Gimv will support MEGA International in realizing its growth ambitions:

  • Foster the growth among its existing clients and by signing up new customers
  • Growth acceleration in the US
  • Establish an excellent track record in its already initiated transition to a SaaS offering
  • Apply its software tools to even more applications towards a broader audience

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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