Gilde Healthcare’s investment allows Eetgemak to realize new growth plans, including expansion into Belgium
Utrecht and Frankfurt – Gilde Healthcare, the European specialist investor in healthcare, acquires a majority stake in Eetgemak from stock listed investment firm Value8. The acquisition is the first investment in Gilde Healthcare’s new €200 million private equity fund focused on the healthcare industry. Katwijk based Eetgemak is the market leader in chilled meals for Dutch healthcare institutions. With Gilde as a new investor, Eetgemak will further expand its market position by growing in both existing as well as new markets, like Belgium.
Doctors and dietitians increasingly recognize the importance of tasty, healthy food that meets the patient’s wishes in the healing process. At the same time, there is a constant pressure on healthcare institutions to work more efficiently and to provide better care with less staff. With an assortment of thousands of different chilled meals, Eetgemak offers hospitals, care institutions and people at home healthy meals at low prices. Moreover, through its scale and expertise, Eetgemak is able to cater to the many types of dietary needs of patients and residents in care institutions.
The investment in Eetgemak fits well in Gilde Healthcare’s new private equity fund: “We look for companies that contribute to the improvement of care. Moreover, we actively contribute to the development of our portfolio companies through our specific knowledge and experience in the healthcare industry. We are very excited about Eetgemak’s growth opportunities and look forward to a productive collaboration,” says Hugo de Bruin, partner at Gilde Healthcare.
“Gilde’s investment enables us to execute our growth strategy, not only in the Netherlands, but also across the border in Belgium. In addition to accelerating organic growth, we are also interested in new partnerships and potential acquisitions,” says Leo van der Krogt, CEO at Eetgemak.
Eetgemak prepares chilled meals for hospitals, home care organizations, care centers, nursing homes, expertise centers, service apartments, living communities, restaurants, caterers, schools and daycare centers. Professional chefs prepare a wide range of seasonal dishes with great pleasure every day. Our motto is ‘everyone joins for dinner’. Whether it’s preference, meal type, consistency or diet; taste and quality are always paramount. Everyone deserves a healthy, fresh and tasty meal. This is why every day we cook fresh and healthy meals with the best ingredients. https://www.eetgemak.nl
About Gilde Healthcare
Gilde Healthcare is a specialized European healthcare investor managing €1 billion across two fund strategies: private equity and venture & growth capital. Gilde Healthcare’s private equity fund invests in profitable European lower mid-market healthcare companies including healthcare providers, suppliers of medical products and service providers, with a primary focus on the Benelux and DACH regions. Gilde Healthcare’s venture & growth fund is focused on fast growing health tech and therapeutics companies based in Europe and North America. https://gildehealthcare.com
Hugo de Bruin
+31 (0)30 219 2565
Leo van der Krogt
2222 BG Katwijk
+31 (0)71 408 4140