GIMV is the largest investment company in Belgium specialized in private equity investments. The Gimv invests in a broad range of service, sales, and industrial companies both in traditional and innovative sectors, young start-up companies, small-to-medium- sized organisations, as well as large companies. In most cases, Gimv is a minority shareholder, although in some cases majority shareholding is not excluded.
Gimv wants a leading role as venture capitalists in the cleantech sector. Gimv preferably the lead investment rounds, possibly together with another party. The emphasis is on Europe but we have made select investments in Israel. Gimv seeking an investment horizon of an average of four to seven years after, with investments of EUR 0.5 million to 25 million EUR.
The division focuses on new energy sources such as renewable energy, fuel processing, energy storage and conversion; innovative materials in a disruptive way, operational performance and improve efficiency and ensure a reduction in costs, reduced energy consumption and waste reduction (or the need for raw materials limit), for example, functional coatings, conductive polymers using renewable energy permit, filter materials , enzymes, recovery of high quality materials; technologies for water treatment and purification, for example sewage, eg waste water treatment, filtration membranes with robust, sludge disintegration.
Within the clean technology area we have made investments in Ceres (agriculture), Electrawinds (wind, solar, biofuel), Green Peak (efficiency), NovoPolymers (new materials), and Oree (LEDs).