Actief Interim, a Belgium-based temporary staffing provider, has been acquired by Gilde Equity Management Benelux from its current shareholders KBC Private Equity and Indufin.
Gilde will become a significant shareholder in the company.
Founded in 1988 and led by CEO Mark Maesen, Actief Interim is one of the largest independent staffing companies in Belgium, with revenues of approximately €144m in 2010. With a leading position in the SME market segment, the company has expanded its local branch network from 15 to 51 branches over the past ten years.
The investment, which is still subject to customary competition authority approval, will support Actief Interim in further expanding its branch network. The company also intends to explore potential expansion opportunities in neighbouring countries.