About Us


Our Firm

A pioneer in European mid-market private equity, Rivean Capital has been delivering creative growth solutions for aspiring business leaders since 1982.

With local presence through offices in the Benelux and DACH regions as well as Italy, Rivean is firmly rooted in traditions of partnership, pragmatism, and performance.

We guide business transformations, often with complex opportunity sets, where our experience and in-house Portfolio Enhancement Program can deliver “next level” value creation.

Working with Us

We drive meaningful results and have a reputation for acting with professionalism and an entrepreneurial mindset on an international scale.

Rivean Capital was formerly known as Gilde Buy Out Partners, one of the most established private equity firms in Europe. In 2022, as a reflection of the forward momentum of the organization and a view towards the future, the firm adopted its new name. The leadership of Rivean and its core value proposition remain unchanged, invigorated for this new chapter in its history.



40 +

Years history

250 +


5 bn

Assets under management


Private equity funds

40 +

Dedicated investment professionals

Investment Strategy

Rivean Capital identifies businesses with potential for accelerated development, strategically delivering international M&A, organic growth initiatives, and structural enhancements to bolster winning platforms. We offer deep experience across all major industry sectors.