Press Release

11 October 2018

Desotec wint BVA Award Best buy-out Company of the Year 2018

Brussels, October 11th, 2018 - The BVA has awarded three Belgian companies that succeeded in accelerating growth through private equity funds.

The Belgian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (BVA) has 54 members and covers private equity funds and family offices that are active on the Belgian market. The BVA, which awarded prizes for the best growth companies for the first time, states that the combination of entrepreneurs with professional private equity funds is a successful recipe.

Desotec won the Best Buy-out Company of the Year 2018 for its successful growth during the investment period of AAC Capital. The company from Roeselare is a specialist in air and water purification solutions based on activated carbon. Via a unique, circular business model with a fleet of mobile filters and its own reactivation capacity, Desotec offers full service solutions to industrial and environmental companies throughout Europe. The company is the European market leader in the field of mobile filtration technology based on activated carbon.

AAC sold Desotec in 2017 to the Swedish fund EQT.