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 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.

Milestones
1991Start of operations in Frankfurt
1992Closing of Halder III fund, investment focused on Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands
1997Closing of Halder IV fund for investment in Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands
2000Gimv, Belgium’s leading private equity investor, acquires Halder
2003Closig of fund targeting German MBOs
2008Halder’s Frankfurt team sets up fund for German MBOs; cash returned to institutions from German investments passes € 500 million
2011Halder is present in the German market for 20 years, the horizon IRR for this period is 20,7%
2013German partners buy out Gimv and continue as an independent private equity firm
2014Readers of Private Equity International, a leading trade magazine, vote Halder “Germany‘s Private Equity Firm of the Year” in 2013
2016During 25 years of market presence in Germany, Halder has completed 38 SME investments
2018Launch of Halder VI, a fund for SME investment in the DACH region
2019Cash returned to institutions from German investments exceeds one billion Euro