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Gilde completes the acquisition of Heiploeg


Zoutkamp / Utrecht (The Netherlands) – Gilde Buy-Out Fund together with management completed the acquisition of Heiploeg Beheer from HSI Holding.

Founded in 1900, Heiploeg is a leading European processor and distributor of shrimp with strong and growing market shares in all major shrimp categories. With its extensive industry know-how and cutting edge technical expertise the company sources, processes, distributes and sells North Sea and tropical fresh and frozen shrimp to retail- and wholesale customers. Through its subsidiaries Heiploeg, Morubel, Goldfish and BFG the company employs some 560 personnel and is active across all major European countries.

Since its foundation in 1982, Gilde has invested in more than 150 companies. Gilde has offices in Utrecht, Paris and Zürich and is a leading private equity player in Continental Europe with EUR 1.5 billion under management. Gilde operates through specialized investment funds for management buy outs and venture capital for life sciences. The investment in Heiploeg will be held by the recently raised Gilde Buy-Out Fund III. Other recent Gilde transactions include the acquisitions of GB Ingredients (formerly DSM Bakery Ingredients), Inversco and Betafence (formerly Bekaert Fencing).

Gilde was advised by Norton Rose, Deloitte, Booz Allen & Hamilton and Stamford Partners.


Hans Luit (CEO)
+31 (0) 59 540 5555

Gilde Buy-Out Partners

Martijn Schreurs
+31 (0) 30 219 2535