Gilde Buyout Partners Raises EUR 800 million with Fund

Gilde Buy Out Partners, a private equity group in Europe and the Benelux, said Wednesday that it has closed its latest fund at EUR 800 million. Gilde Buy-Out Fund IV was oversubscribed and received commitments from investors in the Asia Pacific, Europe and the U.S. MVision Private Equity Advisers acted as global placing agent and SJ Berwin was legal counsel to Gilde Buy-Out Fund IV.

PRESS RELEASE

Gilde Buy Out Partners, one of the oldest private equity groups in Europe and the Benelux, have
successfully closed their latest fund, Gilde Buy-Out Fund IV, at EUR 800 million. The strong support from
existing investors, combined with the overwhelming interest of new investors, meant that the fund was
well oversubscribed and capped at EUR 800 million.

Gilde Buy-Out Fund IV has attracted commitments from world class investors from Asia Pacific (15% of
the Fund), Europe (50% of the Fund) and the United States (35% of the Fund). Pension plans and
sovereign wealth funds account for the majority of the investor base.

The Fund expects to make equity investments of between €25 million and €200 million in middle market
companies, across a wide range of industries, with a core focus on the Benelux region, the Germanspeaking
(Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and French economies. This is a continuation of the
investment strategy it has successfully applied to its previous funds.

The Gilde Buy Out Partnership would like to thank the existing investors for their strong support in this
period of great uncertainty and is also grateful for the significant vote of confidence from new investors
from all regions of the world.

MVision Private Equity Advisers acted as global placing agent and SJ Berwin is legal counsel to Gilde
Buy-Out Fund IV.