Gimv has withstood the crisis. Our constructive and dynamic approach has enabled us to pilot our portfolio companies, a number of them in hard-hit sectors, safely through this difficult period. By investing and reinvesting in growing enterprises, we contribute to their success, secure our own progress and create value for our shareholders.
The results of our past financial year confirm the continued interest of industrial buyers in acquisitions which offer a strategic premium. They also underscore the improved operating performance of many of our holdings, which has positively impacted the valuation of the portfolio. As well as an attractive profit, we also achieved a return on equity that is above the long-term average.