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    KINOLT
    Benelux / Private Equity

    Industrial

    Overview

    Belgium-headquartered KINOLT was established in 1989. The Company designs, manufactures and maintains mission-critical dynamic uninterruptable power supply (“Dynamic UPS”) systems for top-tier customers in EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pacific through its worldwide network of 13 group companies complemented by a network of distributors.

    During our investment, KINOLT saw significant international expansion through the success of its unique NO-BREAK KS® Dynamic UPS systems which ensure that its customers are protected from power supply failures. This is a mission-critical product for its customers, which include data centres, hospitals, airports, banks, road and railway tunnels.

    Highlights under our ownership

    • Technologically leading position sustained through the expansion of its international sales organisation, and continued investment in product innovation
    • Double-digit annual sales growth, underpinned by attractive market fundamentals and the growth of the international sales network
    • Introduced Peter Grosch as Executive Chairman and Mike Tobin OBE as Non-Executive Director via our Business Leaders Network

    Regulatory information 
    This transaction involved a recommendation of 3i Investments plc, advised by 3i Benelux.

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