Belgian buyout firm KeBeK invests in communications company Mifratel


Belgian-centric small cap buy-out firm KeBeK has backed the management buyout of communications company Mifratel from founder Kristel D’Hondt and investment firm Arkafund.

Mifratel is a Belgian contact centre that combines both inbound and outbound activities for which it uses various communication, with a historically developed specialization in the telecommunication and energy sector. Besides the Belgian branches in Ghent and Mouscron. Over the past three years Mifratel has more than doubled its turnover to around €19m in the last financial year.

Gert Van Huffel, managing partner of KebeK Management, said, “”I am pleased that Kebek will support Mifratel inaccomplishing its defined ambitions. By making the management team co-shareholder, the anchoring of the current team and continuity is ensured.”

The acquisition of Mifratel is, after Alphamin, KeBeK’s second new investment following its acquisition of a portfolio of eight investments from KBC Private Equity in December 2012.

KeBeK’s current portfolio is composed of nine investments. KeBeK’s capital is provided by fund of funds managed by LGT Capital Partners and Five Arrows Managers.

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