Belgium SC Fund III May 2007
Worldwide leader in Community Trademarks
Company Name:Gevers
Sector:Intellectual Property
Sales:€ 43m (2009)
Date of investment:May 2007
Deal Type:LBO, buy & build
Syntegra Role:Lead investor

business description

  • With more than 100 years of experience, Gevers helps its customers to create an Intellectual Property portfolio, as well as protect, maintain, evaluate, and of course develop it
  • Gevers consists of seven sister companies all active in Intellectual Property with more than 40 Attorneys specialized in Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Designs, and more than 120 paralegals
  • Gevers is worldwide leader in Community Trademarks for many years, as well as the leader for the whole IP market in Belgium
  • Since January 1, 2007 the French Law Firm BLOCH & Associés, located in Paris, is a member of the group

transaction strategy

To back a leading Belgian/French Intellectual Property Firm to pursue European leadership in a fragmented market through acquisitions and new initiatives Expand the business from a fundamentally strong base: Lengthy customer relationships Strong cash generative business Visionary, entrepreneurial involvement of the former owner Pragmatic management team