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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.

A fast growing company can benefit from Cobepa’s financial and strategic resources to grow while maintaining its independence. A company which envisions a buy-and-build strategy will find at Cobepa the capital necessary for such acquisitions as well as the know-how required to implement them and a wide network to source new opportunities.

Many situations can justify Cobepa’s involvement: it can be family-owned companies wishing to strengthen their capital before starting development projects, or companies being sold where management would like to maintain its operational independence, or companies in need of additional means to finance an acquisition or development plan.

In the case of large companies (with an equity value above Euro 200 million), Cobepa is generally a significant minority shareholder in partnership with other shareholders. In other cases, Cobepa will mostly favour an LBO structure in which it is the main shareholder, except in specific situations such as owner-managed buy-outs.

Due to its strong shareholder base and “evergreen” structure, Cobepa is able to make significant commitments with a medium to long term investment horizon.

The combination of our longstanding investment experience, broad structuring and sector expertise and our flexible approach also enable Cobepa to demonstrate unmatched execution skills, even in the most complex transactions.

As a shareholder, we leverage upon our complementary skills and international business network in order to actively contribute to the profitable growth and development of our portfolio companies.

Cobepa S.A.

Cobepa S.A.
Rue de la Chancellerie 2, box 1
1000 Brussels
+ 32 2 213 32 10
+ 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
+1 (646) 679 5177

Ibel Beteiligungsberatung GmbH (Member of Cobepa Group)

Ibel Beteiligungsberatung GmbH
Theresienstrasse 1
80333 München
+32 2 213 32 10