„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 founders discussed business plans, it was applied to the new firm formed through a management buy-out of Oranje-Nassau’s European risk capital activities in 1988.
The founders established Halder in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany, later adding investments in other European countries. In 2000, 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. Halder’s team in Germany continued its SME-focused investment strategy and returned to independence in 2013.
|1991||Start of operations in Frankfurt|
|1992||Closing of Halder III fund, investment focused on Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands|
|1997||Closing of Halder IV fund for investment in Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands|
|2000||Gimv, Belgium’s leading private equity investor, acquires Halder|
|2003||Closig of fund targeting German MBOs|
|2008||Halder’s Frankfurt team sets up 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||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|
|2016||During 25 years of market presence in Germany, Halder has completed 38 SME investments|
|2018||Launch of Halder VI, a fund for SME investment in the DACH region|
|2019||Cash returned to institutions from German investments exceeds one billion Euro|