Background

Riflebird is a closed group of private investors with a common long term investment approach of creating enduring profitability through own operational involvement or strategic reorientation.
Originated as a spin-off from Andlinger & Company (www.andlinger.com), Riflebird broadened its range together with likeminded private investors, creating a strong platform of investment and operational experience.

Strategy

Closed group of private investors.
No maximum holding period, open ended financial commitment.
No restrictions by fund policies or rules.
Flexible in investment selection, price structure, reps & warranties, transaction structure, etc.
Create value through own operational involvement, either through profitability improvement and/or growth.
Offer extensive business development experience and a broad network, supporting all of our portfolio companies.
Quick decision making, limited and efficient board meetings, common sense approach tailored to each individual company’s needs.

Investment focus

Investments

Current Investments

Piller
Piller Entgrattechnik
  • A global supplier of high tech cleaning solutions, specialized in high water pressure deburring
  • Based in Ditzingen (Stuttgart), Germany
  • Since April, 2018
  • www.piller-online.com
Citrique Belge
Citrique Belge
  • A global citric acid supplier and producer
  • Based in Tienen, Belgium
  • Since November, 2016
  • www.citriquebelge.com
Sedis Logistics
Sedis Logistics
Llogs Internationale Expeditie
Llogs Internationale Expeditie
  • A specialty logistic services provider
  • Based in Roosendaal, the Netherlands
  • Since 2001
  • www.llogs.eu
Green Energy Hawaii
Green Energy Hawaii

Previous Investments

Riflebird partners are or have been actively involved in an extensive number of industrial groups or companies, providing us with an extensive industrial network.
The most relevant or recent ones are listed hereunder.

Choice Genetics
Choice Genetics
Primus Laundry Group
Primus Laundry Group
  • A global supplier of industrial washing machines
  • Based in Gullegem, Belgium and Příbor, Czech Republic
  • Former Andlinger participation
  • www.primuslaundry.be
Eska
Eska
  • A global partner and supplier of graphic board solutions
  • Based in Groningen, the Netherlands
  • Current Andlinger participation
  • www.eska.com
Crown Van Gelder
Crown Van Gelder
  • A specialty paper producer
  • Based in Velsen, the Netherlands
  • Current Andlinger participation
  • www.cvg.nl

Team

Sylvia Gilis, investment team member
Sylvia Gilis

Managing partner


Head of acquisitions


Strategy & Sales

Francis Coucke, investment team member
Francis Coucke

Managing partner


General Strategy


Deal Selection

Filip-Ackerman, investment team member
Filip Ackerman

Managing partner


Transaction Management


Financial Structuring

Jan Van de Beke, investment team member
Jan Van der Beke

Corporate Finance Expert


Deal sourcing & selection


Financial & tax management of or support to portfolio companies


Transaction Management


Post-merger integration

Tim Beulens, investment team member
Tim Beulens

Operational Expert


Manufacturing engineering


Operations management and lean production


Corporate M&A Management


Business Development

Brandaan Mombaers, investment team member
Brandaan Mombaers

Attorney Seconded to the Company


Legal & Compliance, Deal structuring


Legal management of or support to portfolio companies


Project Management

Contact

Ave Louise 222 / Box 6 – 1050 Brussels – Belgium

Sylvia Gilis
sgilis@riflebird.be
+32 477 41 45 03