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CID Lines

Status
Realised
Country
Belgium
Strategy
Mid Cap
Sector
Healthcare
Entry
Jan-16
Exit
May-20
Fund
IK VII

Global livestock biosecurity and hygiene solutions provider

CID LINES is a leading developer and producer of cleaning agents and disinfectants for the agricultural, food, vehicle care and institutional sectors. With a network of over 750 distributors and importers, the company exports its solutions to more than 90 countries. CID LINES offers its customers a complete product range, integrated solutions and know-how combined with technical advice.

Over the past years, CID LINES has continued to realise strong growth across all of its segments, supported by an increasing awareness of food safety and use of hygiene products to guarantee safe food throughout the food chain. The Company is headquartered in Belgium, with an additional production site in Poland to serve Eastern Europe.

After acquisition by the IK VII Fund from Glide Buy Out Partners in January 2016, IK’s stake was sold to Ecolab in May 2020.

Our Value Creation Strategy

During our ownership, we worked alongside the management team to:

  • Optimise full potential in existing footprint by increasing market shares though superior commercial excellence;
  • Increase geographical coverage by entering and/or further penetrating high growth agricultural markets; and
  • Develop a selective buy and build strategy to further accelerate geographical growth and/or add complementary products to its existing portfolio.