Investing for growth requires people with commitment, dedication and enthusiasm. Gimv’s employees are its biggest asset. With their professional expertise and talent they create value for shareholders and above all for the portfolio companies, who can count on them to help fulfil their growth ambitions.
Partnering with portfolio companies and achieving results together calls for teamwork. Gimv creates the ideal conditions for knowledge sharing between its employees and its portfolio companies. Gimv's portfolio companies benefit from the accumulated experience of its investment professionals and other employees in building and transforming companies. In addition, Gimv's teams have permanent access to an extensive network of industrial partners and advisors who combine innovative thinking with solid business values. Gimv also uses this network of experts from academic, financial and industrial circles as a source of opportunities and for advising on investment decisions.
In a globalising world and with the economy facing new challenges, entrepreneurship must also take account of changing trends. In the broader social picture of which it sees itself as a part, Gimv places constant emphasis on encouraging entrepreneurship or 'empowerment'. CSR projects like Vlajo, the Private Equity chair at Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, the Herman Daems chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship (K.U.L.) as well as the investment in Incofin emphasize Gimv's general vision: professional partnership as a basis for value creation that benefits employees, shareholders, portfolio companies and society in the broadest sense of the term.