List of the 30 largest Private Equity Funds in Belgium [Update 2024]


Icons ThousandinvestorsThis list includes the 30 largest Private Equity Funds with offices in Belgium. Available data points within the lists are contact details, LinkedIn pages, managing partners, geographic focus, and AUM approximations (in €M). The list was last updated on February 8th, 2024. It is based on our list of the 500 largest Private Equity Funds in Europe

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List of 3 large Private Equity Funds in Belgium

Private equity funds in Belgium actively seek out investment opportunities across various sectors, including technology, healthcare, manufacturing, and services. They focus on identifying businesses with strong growth potential, proven track records, and competent management teams. In many cases, private equity funds provide not only capital but also operational and strategic support to help companies achieve their growth objectives. This hand-curated list is based on our list of the 500 largest private equity funds in Europe. In the following, we are introducing you to three investors from our list.

Update 2024: In July 2023, Belgian private equity firm Copeba sold French company Scalian to Wendel. Scalian is recognized as one of the top 10 engineering consulting firms in France.

1. Cobepa (Brussels)

Cobepa, short for Compagnie Belge de Participations, is a prominent private equity firm based in Belgium. Since 2004 the company has made 93 successful transactions and manages over €4.4B assets. One of Cobepa’s distinguishing characteristics is its patient capital approach. The firm takes a long-term view on investments, allowing companies to pursue sustainable growth strategies and achieve their full potential. Currently, Cobepa employs 45 professionals and has 20 portfolio companies. Portfolio companies include Socotec, a business service solution, Precision Orthopedics, and Reaction Biology.

2. Finco (Antwerpen)

Finco is a private equity firm based in Belgium, known for its active investment approach and successful track record in the financial industry. As a specialized private equity firm, Finco primarily targets companies operating within the financial sector, including banking, insurance, asset management, and fintech. One of their portfolio companies, for example, is Ideal Systems, who provide software and services to call centres and customer contact centres.

3. Integra (Gent)

Integra is a private equity fund that offers investors a platform for private equity investments. The company, therefore, combines investments in local SMEs and in international private equity funds with direct investments in international companies in cooperation with these funds. Integra’s investment portfolio spans various sectors, including technology, manufacturing, services, and consumer goods. The company has announced that in 2023 the fund size will be increased from €175M to over €250M.

largest private equity funds in Belgium

Columns included in our list

Through our list, you can get an overview of the most important private equity investors in Belgium. In detail, the list offers the most important data points to get in touch with the most important private equity funds:

  • Name
  • Country of Origin
  • City
  • URL
  • E-Mail (if available)
  • LinkedIn Page (if available)
  • Managing directors (if available)
  • Assets under Management in €M (approximation, if available)
  • Geographic focus (office locations)

Especially the LinkedIn pages of the PE funds helps to get in touch with the executives and investment managers of the included firms.

Picture source: Thomas Somme, Patrick C. Freyer


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