Halder | Ownership Succession and Growth for MidCaps

Halder | Ownership Succession and Growth for MidCaps

At home in the middle-market

„Halder“ has become a brand for private equity investment in small to medium-sized enterprises. Originally the name of the Dutch village where Halder's founding team discussed plans for their own business, it was applied to the new firm formed by way of a management buy-out in The Hague.

The founders established Halder in its Belgian, Dutch and German core markets, later adding investments in other European countries. After completing several private equity programmes investing in more than 100 companies, the partnership was sold to Belgium's top private equity provider Gimv. As Gimv's management buy-out specialist, Halder advised on the group's direct investments and vehicles organised for international institutional investors. In 2008, the Dutch team became an integrated part of the Gimv organisation. In Germany, Halder continues its established investment strategy.

Milestones
1988 Halder Holdings established through buy-out of the European risk capital activities of Oranje-Nassau
1991 Start of operations in Frankfurt
1992 Halder III fund closed at € 75 million to invest in Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands
1997 Halder IV fund raised capital of € 115 million to invest in Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands
2000 Gimv, Belgium’s leading private equity investor, acquires Halder
2003 Fund targeting German MBOs closed at € 155 million
2008 Halder’s Frankfurt team sets up new € 325 million fund for German MBOs; cash returned to institutions from German investments passes € 500 million.
2011 Halder is present in the German market for 20 years, the horizon IRR for this period is 20,7%
2013 The German partners buy out Gimv and continue as an independent private equity firm
2014 Readers of Private Equity International, a leading trade magazine, vote Halder “Germany‘s Private Equity Firm of the Year” in 2013