Private equity firm Gilde Healthcare has acquired a majority stake in Eetgemak, which supplies food to healthcare institutions.
The stake has been acquired from stockmarket-listed firm Value8.
Eetgemak is based in Holland and provides chilled meals for Dutch hospitals, nursing homes, schools and daycare centres.
The investment from Gilde will be used to help the company expand further in existing markets and enter new markets such as Belgium.
Hugo de Bruin, Partner at Gilde Healthcare, said: “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.”
Leo van der Krogt, CEO of Eetgemak, added: “Gilde’s investment enables us to execute our growth strategy, not only in the Netherlands, but also across the border in Belgium. ”