Gilde Healthcare Partners BV bought a majority stake in Dutch healthcare food supplier Eetgemak BV, marking the first investment for its new €200 million healthcare-focused private equity fund.
The seller is listed private equity firm Value8 NV, which first invested in Eetgemak in 2013, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data.
Eetgemak makes chilled meals for hospitals, home care groups, care facilities, nursing homes, expertise centers, service apartments, living communities, restaurants, caterers, schools and daycare centers. The investment is expected to help Eetgemak expand in existing and new markets, including Belgium.
Gilde backs European lower-middle-market healthcare companies through its private equity fund and provides venture and growth capital to healthcare technology and therapeutics companies in Europe and North America.