Created in 2005, Ergon Capital is a private equity fund operating in the mid-market segment.
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2017

Acquisition by ECP III of a majority stake in Keesing Media Group

Acquisition

In September 2017, ECP III acquired a majority stake in Keesing Media Group (« Keesing »), the leading European publisher of games and puzzle magazines, from Telegraaf Media Group. The acquisition price for ECP III amounts to EUR 34 million.

Disposal of ELITech

Sale

ECP III reached an agreement with PAI Partners for the sale of ELITech Group, a manufacturer of specialty in-vitro diagnostics equipment and reagents
Estimated net consolidated capital gain on disposal of EUR 102 million (GBL’s share)

Sale by ECP III to PAI Partners of its majority stake in ELITech

Sale

In July 2017, ECP III sold to PAI Partners its majority stake in ELITech, a manufacturer of specialty in-vitro diagnostics equipment and reagents. This transaction generated a net consolidated capital gain on disposal of EUR 104 million (GBL’s share).

2016

Acquisition of Deutsche Intensivpflege Holding GmbH (DIH)

Acquisition

In December 2016, ECP III acquired an indirect majority stake in the company Deutsche Intensivpflege Holding GmbH (DIH), one of the main providers in outpatient intensive care services in Germany.

Sale of De Boeck and Larcier

Sale

During the second quarter of 2016, Ergon Capital Partners III concluded agreements regarding the sale of De Boeck Education S.A., De Boeck Digital S.A. and Larcier Holding S.A., generating a capital gain on disposals of EUR 51 million (attributable to GBL).

Fund raising by ECP III

Acquisition

In July 2016, ECP III raised EUR 150 million, increasing the size of the fund to EUR 500 million. This fund raising was subscribed by Sienna Capital for EUR 100 million, as well as by other leading European institutional investors.

Acquisition of a stake in Looping by ECP III

Acquisition

On 1 March 2016 Ergon Capital Partners III acquired an indirect majority stake in Financière Looping Holding S.A.S. (“Looping”), an amusement park operator. Looping generates turnover of around EUR 60 million and is a European leader on the amusement park market.