SagardSince 2002

  • Member of the Sagard investment team since 2002 as Investment Director and a Partner since 2010.
  • He plays an active role in originating and executing deals, as well as in tracking investment performance.  Rik is also responsible for investor relations in joint collaboration with Mariane Le Bourdiec, General Secretary of Sagard SAS.

Previously

As a Director in the Transaction Services Department at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he spent 11 years, Rik worked on a long series of complex international transactions, many of them large LBO deals in Europe.

Alvest (Since 2018)

Organic growth and industry consolidation
Minority stake
Airport ground support equipment

Alvest is the global market leader in airport ground support equipment.

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Kartesia (Since 2013)

Start-up
Anchor Limited Partner
Debt financing

Kartesia is an independent, privately-owned specialist that finances small and middle-market companies. It provides long-term liquidity and credit solutions following a fundamental and disciplined credit analysis.

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Alvest (2015-2018)

Organic growth and industry consolidation
Majority stake
Airport ground support equipment

Alvest is the global market leader in airport ground support equipment.

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Corialis (2007 - 2014)

Organic growth and capital expenditure projects
Majority stake
Aluminium profile solutions for windows, doors, roof systems and curtain walls

Corialis is a world leader in aluminium windows, doors and roof systems.

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Olympia (2006 - 2011)

Organic growth
Majority stake
Hedge fund sponsor and manager

A leading independent fund of hedge funds.

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Souriau (2006 - 2011)

Organic growth and build-up
Majority stake
Aerospace connector solutions

A world leader in electronic connectors designed for harsh environments.

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CEPL (2005 - 2008)

Network expansion and industry consolidation
Majority stake
Logistics and supply chain services

A European leader in the niche market for outsourced detailed picking services.

MEDIPOLE (formerly MEDIPARTENAIRES) (2005 - 2007)

Market consolidation
Minority stake
Private clinics for acute care (medical, surgical and obstetrics)

A leader in the fragmented French private acute care clinics market.

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SAFE (formerly AFE) (2004 - 2006)

Capital expenditure project
Majority stake
Production of metal and plastic parts

The world leader in automobile airbag covers, heat treatment furnace equipment and cast steel safety components.

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