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Cobepa is an independent, privately-held investment company with a net worth of EUR 2 billion.

Since 1957, we have been active as an equity investor throughout Europe, having gained broad experience and solid expertise via a large variety of transactions in a wide range of industries.

Leveraging a high-quality investment portfolio, a strong balance sheet, an excellent reputation and significant funds available for further investment, Cobepa is well-positioned to pursue its focused strategy aiming for long term value creation – for the benefit of our shareholders, our portfolio companies and their management.

Investment philosophy: a partnership for growth

Cobepa contributes to the growth of the companies in which it invests. Characterized by an entrepreneurial family background and an “evergreen” structure, Cobepa is a committed and supportive shareholder with a medium to long term investment horizon. > Read more

Investment strategy

Cobepa’s investment strategy is centred around two main types of investments:

  • Growth capital investments, in which Cobepa takes significant minority stakes
  • Buy-out transactions, in which Cobepa acquires control or co-control of the company alongside the management and other investors

We also participate in strategic partnerships which are active in attractive segments which complement our own investment focus. > Read more

Investment criteria

Cobepa invests in established companies with a solid business model, sustainable market position and strong management team. Other important criteria relate to cash flow generation and international presence or development potential. > Read more

Cobepa as a shareholder

Cobepa’s mission as a shareholder is to contribute to the growth and development of the companies in which it invests. Since more than 50 years, Cobepa acts in accordance with its corporate values: respect of commitments, transparency, integrity and independence. > Read more

Added value

In line with its “hands with” strategy, Cobepa aims to actively contribute to the development of each of its portfolio companies. We leverage upon our knowhow, experience and business network in order to facilitate and support value-creating strategies through close working relationships with management. Cobepa is also one of the few players having the necessary skills and expertise to cope with the particularities of minority investments. > Read more

History

Cobepa started its investment activities in Belgium in 1957 as a dedicated subsidiary of Banque Paribas. Leveraging upon our longstanding experience, excellent reputation and strong expertise, we have been operating as a fully independent investment company since 2004. > Read more

Cobepa S.A.

Cobepa S.A.
Rue de la Chancellerie 2, box 1
1000 Brussels
Belgium
Tel: 
+ 32 2 213 32 10
Fax: 
+ 32 2 513 17 02

Cobepa North America Inc.

Cobepa North America Inc.
Tower 49
12 East 49th Street
New York, NY 10017
United States
Tel: 
+1 (646) 679 5177