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Our team

Our team is supported by i.a. our inhouse legal department.

Koen Dejonckheere

Koen Dejonckheere

Chief Executive Officer

Belgium

Koen Dejonckheere, Chief Executive Officer

Koen Dejonckheere was appointed CEO of Gimv in 2008. Previously, he was managing director at KBC Securities. Prior to that, Koen Dejonckheere was active in both Corporate Finance and Private Equity.

Koen Dejonckheere graduated in civil engineering at Ghent University and has an MBA from IEFSI-EDHEC in Lille (France).

In addition to his position as CEO, he has also been a member of the board of directors of Gimv since 2008.

 

Contact

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Koen Dejonckheere
Dirk Dewals

Dirk Dewals

Managing Partner - Head Connected Consumer

Belgium

Dirk Dewals, Managing Partner - Head Connected Consumer

Dirk Dewals joined Gimv in 2009, bringing in the extensive experience he acquired during the ten years he worked for Petercam’s Corporate Finance department. At Petercam he advised companies and their shareholders with regard to mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions and strategic evaluations. Both listed and private companies were among his clients.

Dirk Dewals graduated as a Commercial Engineer at KU Leuven and has worked in the business economics and strategy department of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven).

Contact

+32 3 290 21 13

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Dirk Dewals
Edmond Bastijns

Edmond Bastijns

Chief Legal Officer - Secretary General

Belgium

Edmond Bastijns, Chief Legal Officer - Secretary General

Edmond Bastijns joined Gimv in September 2000 and since 2007, he has been responsible for the legal department in his capacity as Chief Legal Officer. In July 2016, he was appointed Secretary General and became a member of the executive committee. Before Gimv, he was a lawyer at Linklaters in Brussels (formerly De Bandt, van Hecke & Lagae) from 1996 until 2000. He holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and he recently completed the Advanced Management Program at the Chicago Booth School of Business.

Contact

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Edmond Bastijns
Bart Diels

Bart Diels

Managing Partner - Head Health & Care

Belgium

Bart Diels, Managing Partner - Head Health & Care

During his more than 20 years at Gimv, Bart Diels has built a successful and broad full cycle track record, both in early and late stage investments, in business building, buy & build strategies and exit (IPO & trade sale) and this in different sectors.

Bart guided early stage companies such as BAI, Coreoptics, eXimius, Filepool and Metris from a smart idea towards a rewarding exit. Also later stage deals such as FICS and LMS were successfully sold. Today, Bart is chairman at OTN Systems and board member at Eurocept. In addition to his deal experience, Bart was also very instrumental in building out Gimv’s Venture Capital team and practice. His broad experience will be vital in further expanding Gimv’s Health & Care platform, which he has been leading since the end of 2012.

Bart holds a Master’s degree in Financial and Quantitative Economics and an MBA, both from the University of Antwerp (Belgium).

Contact

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Bart Diels
Benoît Raillard

Benoît Raillard

Operating Partner

France

Benoît Raillard, Operating Partner

Benoît Raillard joined Gimv in 2014 as an Operating Partner. Before Gimv, Benoît was a Senior Director at AlixPartners, he held executive positions in BtoB service and retail companies (Elis, 5àSec) under several LBO transactions, he has been a strategy consultant at Bain & Co, a manager at Eli Lilly & Co in sales and marketing, and a manager at BNP Paribas in New York. Benoît has a significant experience in operational effectiveness improvement, in corporate strategy, in operational and financial restructuring, and working-capital improvement. His industry sector expertise includes retail, food and beverage services, garden centers, healthcare (pharmaceuticals and services), industrial equipment rental and maintenance, and business services.

Benoît has an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MSc. in aeronautic engineering from Ecole Centrale de Paris and a finance degree from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris.

 

Contact

83, rue Lauriston
75116 Paris

France

Benoît Raillard
Kristof Vande Capelle

Kristof Vande Capelle

CFO

Belgium

Kristof Vande Capelle, CFO

Kristof Vande Capelle is Chief Financial Officer of Gimv.
Before joining Gimv in September 2007, he worked at Mobistar as Director Strategic Planning and Investor Relations. Other professional experiences are Credit Analyst at KBC and Academic Assistant at the University of Leuven. He holds a Master in Applied Economics (major in Corporate Finance) and a Master of Arts in Economics, both from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven).

Contact

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Kristof Vande Capelle
Tom Van de Voorde

Tom Van de Voorde

Managing Partner - Head Smart Industries

Belgium

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. 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 Mega, Summa, Grandeco, Luciad and Impression International and realized following exits since 2014: Trustteam, Xeikon, Hecht 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).

Contact

+32 3 290 21 17

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Tom Van de Voorde
Eric de Montgolfier

Eric de Montgolfier

Partner - Head Gimv France

France

Eric de Montgolfier, Partner - Head Gimv France

Eric de Montgolfier joined Gimv in 2015 as Head of the French Office.

Before Gimv, Eric was for 11 years the co-founding Managing Partner and COO of Edmond de Rothschild Capital Partners, which raised and managed € 530 million dedicated to controlling investments in growth buyouts in the lower segment of the French Mid-market. Prior to founding Edmond de Rothschild Capital Partners, Eric joined Astorg, a French Private Equity firm in 1990, of which he became a founding Partner in 1998 when the firm became an independent management company.

Eric originated and invested in a variety of majority and minority transactions, alongside entrepreneurs and/or managers, mostly in the consumer (brand, retail and services), TMT and B2B sectors, targeting companies in which he accelerated growth, in France and internationally, through a combination of organic growth and buy-and-build or roll-out strategies. Eric held numerous Board seats over the years, including at French iconic companies such as Picard Surgelés, Bonpoint and Christian Liaigre.

Eric graduated from ESCP Europe (Paris).

Contact

+33 1 58 36 45 80

83, rue Lauriston
75116 Paris

France

Eric de Montgolfier
Sven Oleownik

Sven Oleownik

Partner - Head Gimv Germany

Germany

Sven Oleownik, Partner - Head Gimv Germany

Before joining Gimv in 2015, Sven was heading Deloitte’s Corporate Finance Advisory as a Managing Partner for twelve years. Large corporates (such as BASF, Deutsche Telekom, Lufthansa, Siemens and Volkswagen) but also Private Equity-homes (Apax, Carlyle, Emeram, EQT, Hannover Finanz, Riverside) and medium-sized companies (Bionade, Jochen Schweizer, Frequentis, MEN, Runnerspoint) were among his clients. His key expertise lies in the consumer/retail and the technology sector. Prior to working for Deloitte Sven was a Partner in a leading management consulting firm and in a medium-sized investment company.

In the course of his professional career Sven guided more than 100 transactions, among them several IPOs, and served as Member of the Board of various companies including Bionade, Bench and Regiolux. Today Sven represents Gimv on the board of Thinkstep.

Sven holds a Master’s degree in business economics from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich where he also obtained his PhD in Strategic Management.

Contact

Promenadeplatz 12
80333 München

Germany

Sven Oleownik
Guillaume Bardy

Guillaume Bardy

Principal

France

Guillaume Bardy, Principal

Guillaume Bardy joined Gimv in 2017. Guillaume started his career in 2005 working for CVC Capital Partners in Paris for one year. He then joined the M&A team in Paris of Rothschild where he spent four years working on numerous transactions in the Retail & Consumer sector for both corporates and PE firms. After that, he served for 7 years as an investment director in the investment team of the Fonds Stratégique d’Investissement and the Banque Publique d’Investissement (“Bpifrance”), where he closed several transactions in various sectors, notably in industry and automotive.

Guillaume Bardy graduated from ESSCA and holds a master in finance from EM Lyon.

Contact

+33 1 58 36 45 83

83, rue Lauriston
75116 Paris

France

Guillaume Bardy
Ronald Bartel

Ronald Bartel

Partner

Germany

Ronald Bartel, Partner

Prior to joining Gimv in 2015 as a Partner in the Smart Industries Team Ronald Bartel has worked at different companies in the power transmission as well as materials handling industries. At last he was Global Director at Columbus McKinnon Corporation, where he was heading and developing the newly established Motion Technology Business Unit with its brands Pfaff-silberblau and Duff-Norton. Before that Ronald was Sales Director at Flender – today a division of Siemens – for Industrial Drive Applications preceded by an engagement at Demag Cranes, here amongst others for five years in Shanghai as Deputy General Manager of its Chinese operations developing in the early 2000’s the company’s footprint in a very dynamically growing market.
Ronald has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Hannover and an Executive MBA from Rutgers, New Jersey.
 

Contact

+49 89 442 327 513

Promenadeplatz 12
80333 München

Germany

Ronald Bartel
Ruth Bongers

Ruth Bongers

Principal

the Netherlands

Ruth Bongers, Principal

Ruth Bongers joined the Gimv Health & Care team in 2015.

Prior to joining Gimv, she worked at KPMG corporate finance, where she focused on companies active within business services and healthcare. As part of the corporate finance team of KPMG, both in the Netherlands and India, Ruth Bongers advised companies and their shareholders on strategic valuations, mergers & acquisitions and related financial analyses.

Ruth Bongers holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam) and Finance & Investments from the Erasmus University (Rotterdam).

Contact

+31 70 3 618 605

Berlage-Huis
Groenhovenstraat 2
2596 HT Den Haag

the Netherlands

Ruth Bongers
Peter Byloos

Peter Byloos

Partner

Belgium

Peter Byloos, Partner

Peter Byloos joined Gimv in 2015 as Business Development Partner for Health & Care. He is a Medical Doctor from the University of Leuven and holds a Master of Science in Management from the Boston University. In his last role, Peter was CEO of Handicare, a Norwegian PE backed international solution provider of technical aids (eg .wheelchairs, stairlifts…) for the elderly and disabled. Before that he held several executive positions for large US Medical Device corporations, i.a. as the President EMEA at CR Bard.

Contact

+32 3 290 21 19

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Peter Byloos
Anne Caron

Anne Caron

Partner

France

Anne Caron, Partner

Anne Caron joined Gimv in 2008. Before, she was an investment manager and partner in CDC Capital Investissement, a Direct Private Equity Subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts Group. Previously, she worked for the real estate department of the Caisse des Dépôts Group.

Anne Caron graduated from Sciences Po Paris and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Kent (United Kingdom). She also has a Postgraduate degree in Economics from the Paris - Nanterre University (France).
 

Contact

+33 1 58 36 45 64

83, rue Lauriston
75116 Paris

France

Anne Caron
Benoit Chastaing

Benoit Chastaing

Partner

France

Benoit Chastaing, Partner

Benoit joined Gimv's Health & Care team in 2016. Before Benoit was Head of M&A and IR at Medipole Partenaires Group (the 3rd largest private healthcare organizations in the territory with 55 care centers). As such, he was member of the Executive Committee of the group. He joined the management team of Medipole Partenaires in 2007. He directed many high level operations for the Group (acquisition, LBO operation, bond financing, etc.). In 2013, Benoit was a leader in one of the largest transactions of the sector (€1.1 billion): the merge of Médi-Partenaires and Medipole Sud Santé to give rise to the third largest health group in France.

Prior to joining Medipole Partenaires, Benoit worked at PwC as an auditor, then joined Rexel where he held several responsibilities both in France and abroad, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of southern Europe.
He graduated from ESCEM and the IMD Lausanne. Former auditor of IHEDN (66th SN), He is also a reservist in the French Navy (Lieutenant Commander).

Contact

+33 1 58 36 45 77

83, rue Lauriston
75116 Paris

France

Benoit Chastaing
Nicolas De Bruyne

Nicolas De Bruyne

Analyst

Belgium

Nicolas De Bruyne, Analyst

Nicolas joined Gimv in March 2017 as multiplatform analyst in Antwerp. He previously worked at ING Corporate Finance in Belgium and New York, where he was active on several buy and sell mandates, mainly within retail and IT.

Nicolas studied Business Engineering at University of Ghent and attained a Master in Financial Management at Vlerick Business School. He also passed level 1 and 2 of the CFA curriculum. 

Contact

+32 3 290 21 27

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Nicolas De Bruyne
Els De Cock

Els De Cock

Business Controller

Belgium

Els De Cock, Business Controller

Els De Cock joined Gimv in 2004. Before, she worked as a Financial Analyst, first for Nasdaq Europe, later for Belron International (Carglass).

Els De Cock holds a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and a Master in Finance from the Graduate Business School of Leuven.

 

Contact

+32 3 290 21 21

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Els De Cock
Eric de La Vigne

Eric de La Vigne

Principal

France

Eric de La Vigne, Principal

Before joining Gimv in 2010, Eric de La Vigne worked as an analyst at Actem Partners (Natixis Private Equity). He also has an experience as intern within the large caps mergers & acquisitions department of Rothschild & Cie in Paris.

Eric graduated from Reims Management School (France).
 

Contact

+33 1 58 36 45 68

83, rue Lauriston
75116 Paris

France

Eric de La Vigne
Steven De Troyer

Steven De Troyer

Principal

Belgium

Steven De Troyer, Principal

Steven De Troyer (1984) joined Gimv in 2012. Prior to Gimv, Steven has worked several years as an M&A analyst in London for ING and UBS. At both banks, he was active in the Telecom, Media & Technology sector team where he gained sound transaction and business modeling experience through several acquisitions and sell-side projects.

Steven holds a degree in Information Technology and Commercial Sciences (HUB), and obtained a Masters in Finance from the Vlerick Management School.
 

Contact

+32 3 290 21 24

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Steven De Troyer
Nicolas de Saint Laon

Nicolas de Saint Laon

Partner

France

Nicolas de Saint Laon, Partner

Nicolas de Saint Laon joined Gimv’s Sustainable Cities team in 2017. Previously, he was Managing Director and Deputy Head of the leveraged finance team at Societe Generale CIB in Paris. He arranged more than 25 deals as Mandated Lead Arranger and Bookrunner for LBO transactions in various industries and sizes since 2005. He also led the monitoring of 15 small and mid-cap portfolio companies.

Prior to joining SG CIB, Nicolas spent 4 years  withing Astorg Partners, a leading mid-market French private equity firm, where he completed transactions in BtC, healthcare and automotive.

Nicolas started his career at Arthur Andersen in Transaction Services, where he executed during 3 years numerous missions in audit, due diligence, business plans development and financial diagnosis of underperforming companies for corporates and private equity firms.

Nicolas graduated from Neoma - formerly ESC Rouen.

Contact

83, rue Lauriston
75116 Paris

France

Nicolas de Saint Laon
Katharina Dorsch

Katharina Dorsch

Associate

Germany

Katharina Dorsch, Associate

Katharina Dorsch joined Gimv’s Health & Care team as an associate in 2016. She is a physician and graduated from Heidelberg University in 2012 where she did her doctoral thesis in the field of neurooncology. In 2016, Katharina received a Master of Science in Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Prior to that, she had been working as a surgeon at the Department of Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery at Klinikum Stuttgart.

Contact

+49 89 44 23 275 40

Promenadeplatz 12
80333 München

Germany

Katharina Dorsch
Karolien Fieremans

Karolien Fieremans

Senior Financial Analyst

Belgium

Karolien Fieremans, Senior Financial Analyst

Karolien Fieremans joined Gimv in 2010. Before, she worked at EY as Financial Auditor with focus on assurance in the financial services sectors of asset management, banking & capital markets.

Karolien holds a Master in Business Engineering and a Master in Accountancy & Finance, both from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) as well as an Executive Master in Corporate Finance from the Vlerick Business School.

Contact

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Karolien Fieremans
Thomas Harth

Thomas Harth

Analyst

Belgium

Thomas Harth, Analyst

After a six-month internship within Health&Care, Thomas has been appointed Analyst Health&Care in our Antwerp office. 
Thomas has a Master degree in Bioengineering and in Applied Economics, both from the University of Ghent. 
During his studies he focussed on the synthesis of complex organic compounds & early stage supporting models for startups.

Contact

+32 3 290 21 44

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Thomas Harth
Christof Hendrickx

Christof Hendrickx

Controlling & MIS Manager

Belgium

Christof Hendrickx, Controlling & MIS Manager

Christof started his career at Gimv in 2006. Before that he worked as financial auditor for the Standard Assurance Services of Ernst & Young. He holds a Master degree as Commercial Engineer in Corporate Finance from the University of Antwerp.

Contact

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Christof Hendrickx
Lisa Hengerer

Lisa Hengerer

Associate

Germany

Lisa Hengerer, Associate

Lisa Hengerer joined Gimv in 2017 as an associate for the Smart Industries platform.

Prior to joining Gimv, Lisa gained extensive experience as a project manager in Corporate M&A roles for Commerzbank and Munich Re, where she successfully executed numerous buy- and sell-side transactions across Europe and was responsible for various group-wide strategic business realignment projects.

Lisa holds a MSc. in Business & Law as well as a BSc. in General Management from EBS University of Business and Law (Oestrich-Winkel) in Germany.

Contact

+49 89 44 23 275 14

Promenadeplatz 12
80333 München

Germany

Lisa Hengerer
Mathieu Himpe

Mathieu Himpe

Associate

Belgium

Mathieu Himpe, Associate

Mathieu joined Gimv’s Smart Industries team in 2016. Prior to joining, he was active as a strategy consultant with Roland Berger. During this period he worked on various due diligence tracks as well as a range of strategic projects in chemicals, construction materials, industrial services and transportation.

Mathieu holds a Master in Business Engineering degree from KULeuven and Solvay Brussels School as well as a Master in Financial Management from Vlerick Business School.

Contact

+32 478 60 94 22

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Mathieu Himpe
Arie Hooimeijer

Arie Hooimeijer

Partner

the Netherlands

Arie Hooimeijer, Partner

Arie Hooimeijer joined the Gimv Connected Consumer team in 2015 with an extensive background in finance and operations. As part of the Benelux corporate finance teams of Rabobank, Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank as a vice president, he advised companies and their shareholders on capital market transactions, mergers & acquisitions and strategic evaluations. Thereafter he joined the privately held market leader in childcare in the Netherlands, where he became part of the Management Board as Chief Operating Officer.

Arie Hooimeijer holds a Master's degree in Economics from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam (The Netherlands).

Contact

+31 70 3 618 625

Berlage-Huis
Groenhovenstraat 2
2596 HT Den Haag

the Netherlands

Arie Hooimeijer
Maxence Kasper

Maxence Kasper

Principal

France

Maxence Kasper, Principal

Maxence Kasper joined Gimv in 2017. Maxence was previously Vice President within the Mid & Large Cap division of Bpifrance (formerly known as the Fonds Stratégique d’Investissement), which he joined in 2011. He closed several transactions within the Transport, Building and Chemistry spaces. Before joining Bpifrance, Maxence was an M&A analyst at Lazard in Paris between 2009 and 2011.

He graduated from Sciences Po Paris.

Contact

+ 33 1 58 36 45 92

83, rue Lauriston
75116 Paris

France

Maxence Kasper
Gert Kerkstoel

Gert Kerkstoel

Partner

Belgium

Gert Kerkstoel, Partner

Gert Kerkstoel joined Gimv in 2014 as Partner for Connected Consumer. He started his career in FMCG at Unilever’s detergent business (Belgium & the Netherlands) and continued in the lifestyle industry with a number of marketing and general management positions at Nike, at local and international level (Belgium, the Netherlands, France, USA). Gert Kerkstoel holds a degree in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp (Belgium).

Contact

+32 3 290 21 42

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Gert Kerkstoel
Elderd Land

Elderd Land

Partner

the Netherlands

Elderd Land, Partner

Elderd Land joined Gimv in 2000, investing in the Health & Care and Technology sectors. He is an engaged board member and sparring partner for the entrepreneurs with focus on business building and value creation in the portfolio companies. He holds board seats at Equipe Zorgbedrijven, Eurocept and Oldelft Ultrasound. Previously he managed the investments in a.o. 3mensio Medical Imaging (acquired by Esaote), GreenPeak (acquired by Qorvo) Liquavista (acquired by Samsung), RES Software (acquired by Ivanti), and actively supported other Gimv investments such as Telenet (Euronext) and Option (Euronext).

Prior to joining Gimv, Elderd worked at ABN AMRO Corporate Finance as head of the telecom sector team in Amsterdam, and at KPN Telecom in the International Business Development group. In both roles, he was involved in a wide range of M&A transactions in Europe and Asia.

Elderd holds a Master in Business Administration from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam (the Netherlands).

Contact

+31 70 3 618 618

Berlage-Huis
Groenhovenstraat 2
2596 HT Den Haag

the Netherlands

Elderd Land
Marie-Justine Lecomte

Marie-Justine Lecomte

Analyst

France

Marie-Justine Lecomte, Analyst

Marie-Justine Lecomte joined Gimv in 2016 as an analyst multi-platform. Prior to joining Gimv, she worked as an intern in Corporate Finance within the Investment Division of EDF and in M&A at CM-CIC Corporate Advisory.
Marie-Justine graduated from Audencia Business School (Nantes, France).

Contact

+33 1 58 36 45 62

83, rue Lauriston
75116 Paris

France

Marie-Justine Lecomte
Gautier Lefebvre

Gautier Lefebvre

Principal

France

Gautier Lefebvre, Principal

Before joining the Gimv Health&Care team in 2015, Gautier worked as an Associate in the M&A department at Bank Degroof. Over these 5 years, he advised various midcap M&A transactions, especially within the healthcare industry. He also had experiences at Mazars and GDF Suez.

Gautier graduated from Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France).

Contact

+33 1 58 36 45 87

83, rue Lauriston
75116 Paris

France

Gautier Lefebvre
Guy Mampaey

Guy Mampaey

Partner

Belgium

Guy Mampaey, Partner

Guy Mampaey has worked at Gimv since 1981. He focuses on larger buyout transactions and on the relations with various European buyout funds in which Gimv is participating.

He is a member of the board of directors of various companies, including VCST and EBT. He is also member of several Advisory Committees of international funds.

Guy Mampaey holds a degree in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp (Belgium).

 

Contact

+32 3 290 21 10

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Guy Mampaey
Nick Medaer

Nick Medaer

Principal

Belgium

Nick Medaer, Principal

Nick Medaer (°1984) joined Gimv in 2011. He started his career within the Transaction Advisory Services department at EY. In this function, he specialized in financial due diligence assignments. He is a Principal in the Smart Industries platform and has been involved in several investments including Arplas, GreenPeak, Luciad, VCST and Xeikon.

Nick holds a Master in Business Engineering from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven).

 

Contact

+32 3 290 21 28

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Nick Medaer
Ruben Monballieu

Ruben Monballieu

Principal

Belgium

Ruben Monballieu, Principal

Ruben Monballieu joined the Gimv Sustainable Cities team as a Principal in 2016.

Prior to joining Gimv, Ruben was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company, where he advised multinationals in various industries on strategy, M&A and commercial topics.

Ruben holds a Master in Applied Economics from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) as well as an MBA from INSEAD.

Contact

+32 3 290 21 20

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Ruben Monballieu
Karl Nägler

Karl Nägler

Partner

Germany

Karl Nägler, Partner

Karl Nägler joined Gimv in 2011.

Having started his professional career in 2002 at Atlas Venture in London and Munich, he later joined Ventech, a Paris-based venture capital firm focused on Europe and China.

Karl has a successful track record in early and later stage Life Science investing and was instrumental in the formation, financing and/or exit of several start-ups across Europe, including U3 Pharma (acquired by Daiichi Sankyo), Nitec Pharma (acquired by Horizon Pharma, HZNP:US), Egalet (EGLT:US), Funxional Therapeutics (acquired by Boehringer Ingelheim) and Themis.

Since he joined Gimv, Karl has led investments into Prosonix (acquired by Circassia, CIR:LN), Covagen (acquired by Johnson & Johnson, JNJ:US) and Biom'up and has represented Gimv on the boards of those companies as well as on the board of Actogenix (acquired by Intrexon, XON:US).

Previously, Karl had worked as a Scientific Fellow at the CNRS for Neurochemistry in Strasbourg (France) and holds a PhD in the area of molecular neurobiology from the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (Berlin) and a Diploma in Biology from the Free University of Berlin.

Contact

+49 89 44 23 27 50

Promenadeplatz 12
80333 München

Germany

Karl Nägler
Arnaud Persyn

Arnaud Persyn

Associate

Belgium

Arnaud Persyn, Associate

Arnaud Persyn joined Gimv in 2013 as an analyst for the Sustainable Cities and Smart Industries platforms, since 2015 he fully focuses on Sustainable Cities as an associate.

He was involved in the initial and follow-on investments in Acceo Group, Brakel Group, Incendin (EcoChem International) and Sureca (Contraload). Arnaud actively supports these companies in his role as board observer.

Prior to joining Gimv he gained experience in private equity within 3i Group (Amsterdam) and The Riverside Company (Brussels).

Arnaud graduated as Business Engineer from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, with a specialization in green management.

Contact

+32 3 290 21 40

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Arnaud Persyn
Rombout Poos

Rombout Poos

Principal

the Netherlands

Rombout Poos, Principal

From 1991 through 2000, Rombout Poos worked for the international auditing firm Deloitte. He studied at Royal NIVRA / University Nyenrode (the Netherlands) and graduated as certified public accountant.

Contact

+31 70 3 618 607

Berlage-Huis
Groenhovenstraat 2
2596 HT Den Haag

the Netherlands

Rombout Poos
François-Xavier Rico

François-Xavier Rico

Analyst

France

François-Xavier Rico, Analyst

François-Xavier Rico joined Gimv in 2017 as a multiplatform analyst in Paris. Prior to joining Gimv, he worked as an intern in M&A at Groupe Crédit Agricole and in Private Equity at Qualium Investissement.

François-Xavier graduated with a master in Corporate Finance and Financial Engineering (225) from Paris-Dauphine University.

Contact

+33 1 58 36 45 72

83, rue Lauriston
75116 Paris

France

François-Xavier Rico
Clémence Robles

Clémence Robles

Associate

France

Clémence Robles, Associate

Clémence Robles joined Gimv in 2013 as an analyst for the Connected Consumer platform. Prior to joining Gimv, she worked as an intern in private equity at Qualium Investissement and in M&A at Messier Maris & Associés.
Clémence graduated from ESSEC Business School and holds a Masters in Finance (first year) from Paris Dauphine University.

Contact

+33 1 58 36 45 63

83, rue Lauriston
75116 Paris

France

Clémence Robles
Martin Scheffler

Martin Scheffler

Associate

Germany

Martin Scheffler, Associate

Martin joined Gimv in September 2015 and works as a generalist across our four platforms. Since then he was involved in the investment in Breath Therapeutics and the acquisition of WEMAS Absperrtechnik.
During his studies, he gained experience at Adcuram Group, Baader Bank and Premier Marketing Group working in Private Equity, Equity Capital Markets and Project Management.
Martin graduated in Business Administration from Fresenius University in Munich and earned a MSc in Finance and Management from Cranfield School of Management.

Contact

+49 89 4423 275 15

Promenadeplatz 12
80333 München

Germany

Martin Scheffler
Muriel Uytterhaegen

Muriel Uytterhaegen

Principal

Belgium

Muriel Uytterhaegen, Principal

Muriel joined Gimv in 2013 and is currently responsible for the Arkiv fund of Gimv. Gimv Arkiv Tech Fund II has an investment focus on innovative early stage companies active in ICT and Cleantech.  

Throughout her career, Muriel Uytterhaegen has developed, analyzed or challenged dozens of business plans and closed multiple deals. Currently Muriel is a board member at Nomadesk and Coscale, she is an observer in the board of Real Impact Analytics.

Muriel has over 15 years of experience in innovation management, technology transfer, venture capital and the growth of high-tech startups.

Before she worked as an Investment Manager for the Flemish Innovation Fund (VINNOF), a seed capital fund that invests in young innovative companies in Flanders. As Senior Investment Manager she was responsible for ICT and board member of the portfolio companies in that sector (Caliopa, CMOSIS, Dacentec, NMDG, Oxynade, ...).

Muriel Uytterhaegen holds a master's degree in Business Economics from the University of Ghent and an MBA from the Vlerick Leuven Ghent Management School.

Contact

+32 3 290 21 22

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Muriel Uytterhaegen
Patrick Van Beneden

Patrick Van Beneden

Partner

Belgium

Patrick Van Beneden, Partner

Patrick Van Beneden joined Gimv in 1985 and has built a successful track record in life sciences, both in early and late stage investments and exits (Devgen, CropDesign, Plexxikon, Endosense,…).

He is currently representing Gimv on the boards of JenaValve, Complix, AgroSavfe, G-Therapeutics and FlandersBio and holds an observer seat at EndoStim. Former board seats include Innogenetics, Crucell, Hypnion (acquired by Eli Lilly), CropDesign (acquired by BASF), Astex and Ablynx.

Patrick has a degree in financial sciences from Vlekho in Brussels.

Contact

+32 3 290 21 36

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Patrick Van Beneden
Hidde Van Kerckhoven

Hidde Van Kerckhoven

Associate

Belgium

Hidde Van Kerckhoven, Associate

Hidde joined Gimv's Health & Care team in 2016. Since 2013 he has been active as an Associate in the Brussels office of Riverside, a global private equity group with a strong activity in H&C (around 25 H&C deals in their current portfolio). Before that he was an Associate at Zanders, a Dutch corporate finance boutique.

Hidde holds a MSc in financial management.

Contact

+32 3 290 21 49

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Hidde Van Kerckhoven
Christophe Van Vaeck

Christophe Van Vaeck

Principal

Belgium

Christophe Van Vaeck, Principal

Christophe Van Vaeck earned his PhD in Biology at the lab of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in 2000.

He then switched to the financial world and worked as a financial analyst Life Sciences at KBC Securities, where he guided the Euronext IPOs of Galapagos, deVGen, Thrombogenics and Ablynx. In 2008, he joined Gimv as senior investment manager.

Christophe is a board member at Almaviva, Multiplicom and AgroSavfe and is actively involved in the Gimv-Agri+ Investment Fund.
 

Contact

+32 3 290 21 38

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Christophe Van Vaeck
Roland Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Roland Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Associate

the Netherlands

Roland Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Associate

Roland Veldhuijzen van Zanten joined Gimv as a multiplatform associate in 2017, based in The Hague.

Prior to joining Gimv, Roland worked at Credit Suisse as a member of the EMEA Consumer & Retail team in London, where he advised on M&A, IPO and financing transactions. Prior to Credit Suisse, Roland completed internships at Heineken (Congo) and Air France KLM (Argentina).

Roland holds a MSc. in Financial Economics from the Erasmus School of Economics (Rotterdam) and a BSc. in International Business Administration from the VU University (Amsterdam) in the Netherlands.

Contact

+31 70 3 618 604

Berlage-Huis
Groenhovenstraat 2
2596 HT Den Haag

the Netherlands

Roland Veldhuijzen van Zanten
Maximilian von den Hoff

Maximilian von den Hoff

Analyst

Germany

Maximilian von den Hoff, Analyst

Maximilian von den Hoff joined Gimv in 2017 as a multiplatform analyst.

Prior to joining Gimv, Maximilian gained experience as an analyst in the investment banking division at Morgan Stanley, where he worked in the German coverage team and was based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. During this time, he was involved in various sell-side and capital market transactions across different sectors.

Maximilian holds a MSc. in Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics and a BSc. in General Management from EBS University of Business and Law (Oestrich-Winkel) in Germany.

Contact

+49 89 44 23 275 20

Promenadeplatz 12
80333 München

Germany

Maximilian von den Hoff
Marc Vercruysse

Marc Vercruysse

Advisor to the CEO

Belgium

Marc Vercruysse, Advisor to the CEO

Marc Vercruysse joined Gimv in 1982 and was successively Internal Auditor, Senior Investment Manager, Head of the Structured Finance department and Chief Financial Officer for 14 years. He is a board member of various internal and external companies.

Marc Vercruysse has a degree in Applied Economics from Ghent University (Belgium). 
 

Contact

+32 3 290 22 10

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Marc Vercruysse
Michaël Vlemmix

Michaël Vlemmix

Associate

Belgium

Michaël Vlemmix, Associate

Michaël Vlemmix is a Bio-Engineer (Biotechnology) holding a Master in Management from the Antwerp Management School. He started his professional career at a medical device spin-off of the University of Antwerp.In February 2016, he switched to investment banking at KBC Securities as a Biotech/Healthcare analyst where he worked on initial public offerings and several other capital market transactions while providing coverage of the Benelux Biotech & Healthcare stocks.

Late 2017, he joined Gimv as an Associate Health & Care.

Contact

+32 290 21 77

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Michaël Vlemmix
Philipp von Hammerstein

Philipp von Hammerstein

Principal

Germany

Philipp von Hammerstein, Principal

Philipp v. Hammerstein joined the Gimv Health & Care team in 2016.

Prior to joining Gimv, he has been working at KPMG in Germany where he was a member of the Deal Advisory – M&A team. During his time with KPMG he provided lead-financial and strategic advice on more than 50 projects with a distinct focus on Healthcare and Life-Science transactions. He advised various types of clients ranging from large stock-listed companies (e.g. DAX, MDAX), family-owned businesses, state-owned companies as well as private equity funds and their portfolio companies.

Philipp v. Hammerstein studied in Bonn (Germany), Berlin (Germany) and Toulouse (France) and holds a Diploma from the Technical University of Berlin (Diplomkaufmann) as well as a Master’s degree in Management from ESC Toulouse/Toulouse Business School.

Contact

+49 89 44 23 275 10

Promenadeplatz 12
80333 München

Germany

Philipp von Hammerstein
Marie-Hélène Woestyn

Marie-Hélène Woestyn

Principal

Belgium

Marie-Hélène Woestyn, Principal

Marie-Hélène Woestyn joined Gimv’s Connected Consumer team in 2014. She was previously working as strategic consultant at Bain & Company. As a consultant, Marie-Hélène gained experience in different industries and capabilities going from organizational restructuring in the utility sector to top line growth projects in consumer goods.
Marie-Hélène has a Master in Law and a Master in Business Economics from the University of Ghent and studied Financial Management at Vlerick Business School.

Contact

+32 3 290 21 35

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Marie-Hélène Woestyn