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Our team

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

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
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
Martijn Bouw

Martijn Bouw

Analyst

the Netherlands

Martijn Bouw, Analyst

Martijn studied Financial Economics and Business Economics at Rotterdam University. After an internship at Gimv and Barclays Investment Bank Martijn joined the Dutch team in January 2018 as Business Analyst.

Contact

+31 70 3 618 614

Berlage-Huis
Groenhovenstraat 2
2596 HT Den Haag

the Netherlands

Martijn Bouw
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
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
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
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
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
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
Patrick Schaich

Patrick Schaich

Principal

Germany

Patrick Schaich, Principal

Patrick joined Gimv’s Connected Consumer team in 2018.

Previously, Patrick spent nearly five years at The Riverside Company, a leading international small-mid-market private equity investor, where he focused on deal origination and execution across various industries.

Prior to this, he gained extensive experience in investment banking. First at Kepler-Cheuvreux, and laterally at Berenberg. During this period he successfully executed numerous buy- & sellside transactions mainly in the retail & consumer goods sector.

Patrick started his career in Transaction Services at Ernst & Young.  

Patrick holds a MSc as well as a BBA in Finance from ESF European School of Finance / HfWU Nuertingen-Geislingen University, Germany. 

Contact

+49 89 44 23 275 16

Promenadeplatz 12
80333 München

Germany

Patrick Schaich
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
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
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