Gimv strengthens and updates its presence on the Dutch market, aimed at a multidisciplinary approach

17/07/2009 - 07:30

Gimv is updating its presence in the Netherlands as part of its multidisciplinary approach to its various markets. Gimv is observing increasing interaction between growth capital, buyouts, venture capital and infrastructure investments.

For this reason Ivo Vincente has been appointed manager in charge of Buyout & Growth activities in the Netherlands. Ivo has worked for Gimv since 2002 as a senior investment manager. Prior to that he worked at Alpinvest and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He succeeds Geert-Jan van Logtestijn who has opted, in mutual consultation, to seek other horizons outside the Gimv group. Gimv would like to thank Geert-Jan for his efforts in past years and wishes him every success in his further career.

In this context, new employees have also been recruited in the other Gimv disciplines. Aik Deveneijns (ex-Batenborch International, ex-KPN) joins Elderd Land in the venture capital team in the Netherlands. Aik will also work out of the The Hague office, but operate as part of Gimv’s wider European venture capital team, which already has people in Antwerp, Paris, Munich and The Hague.

For DG Infra+, a joint venture with Dexia for investments in infrastructure and related activities, Chrisbert van Kooten (ex-KPMG) has been recruited in the Dutch office. The recruitment of a second employee in the Netherlands is ongoing. They will complete this fund's broader Benelux team.


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