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 (, Riflebird broadened its range together with likeminded private investors, creating a strong platform of investment and operational experience.


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


Current Investments

Piller Entgrattechnik
  • A global supplier of high tech cleaning solutions, specialized in high water pressure deburring
  • Based in Ditzingen (Stuttgart), Germany
  • Since April, 2018
Citrique Belge
Citrique Belge
  • A global citric acid supplier and producer
  • Based in Tienen, Belgium
  • Since November, 2016

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.

Primus Laundry Group
Primus Laundry Group
  • A global supplier of industrial washing machines
  • Based in Gullegem, Belgium and Příbor, Czech Republic
  • Former Andlinger participation
  • A global partner and supplier of graphic board solutions
  • Based in Groningen, the Netherlands
  • Current Andlinger participation
Crown Van Gelder
Crown Van Gelder
  • A specialty paper producer
  • Based in Velsen, the Netherlands
  • Current Andlinger participation


Sylvia Gilis, investment team member
Sylvia Gilis

Managing partner

Head of acquisitions

Strategy & Sales

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


Grauwmeer 1 / Box 56 – 3001 Leuven – Belgium

Sylvia Gilis
+32 477 41 45 03