Andus Group welcomes Gilde Equity Management as shareholder

Vianen, 8 April 2021 – Andus Group, an internationally active holding company with 14 leading and independent subsidiaries, spread across Refractories, Steel Structures and Specialties divisions, welcomes Gilde Equity Management (GEM) as shareholder.

For Tom van Rijn, founder and major shareholder of Andus Group, this represents the next step in his business succession. He stepped down from the day-to-day management of the Andus Group in 2018 and has scaled down his responsibilities within it. The current management of Andus Group will stay on and continue its day-to-day management.


Bas Glas, Partner at Gilde Equity Management says that Gilde is proud to fuel this business succession. “We recognize the strength of the Andus Group, how essential its products and services are to its clients and how well positioned it is to flourish in future. We are looking forward to this collaboration and the further international growth of Andus Group and we have every confidence in the strategy that has been defined.”


About Gilde Equity Management

Gilde Equity Management (GEM) is an independent private equity firm with €1.5 billion in committed capital. Since its foundation in the mid-1990s, GEM has been a leading investor in medium-sized companies and has helped many of them to realize (international) growth. Examples of GEM investments include: Dunlop, a leading manufacturer of safety boots for industrial applications; Fruityline, a fast-growing producer of freshly squeezed premium fruit and vegetable juices and smoothies; Wasco, a technical wholesaler active in the area of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and sanitary facilities; Actief Interim, one of the biggest independent employment agencies in Benelux and Germany serving the SME sector; Eiffel, a consultancy firm with expertise in Legal, Finance and Process; and Kwantum & Leen Bakker, discount retailers in the Dutch and Belgian home-furnishing and decoration sector. For more information, go to:



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