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Leading player in the industrial equipment market for the bakery, pharma and cosmetics industries

At the time of exiting, LINXIS (“the Group”) was a global leading manufacturer of industrial equipment for the food, pharma and cosmetic industries, focusing on the critical steps of the production processes.

Founded in 1988, the Group offered state-of-the-art service and solutions through its four brands. The Group’s strength stemmed from its global footprint, strong focus on innovation and research and development, as well as industry-leading product designs which provided maximum value to their customers.

IK Partners acquired a majority stake in LINXIS Group from Equistone in October 2017 which was subsequently sold to Hillenbrand, Inc. in July 2020.

Our Value Creation Strategy

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

  • Continue to organically grow its core markets;
  • Improve operational excellence; and
  • Pursue selected buy-and-build opportunities.

Investment Team

Rémi Buttiaux

Managing Partner, Business Services Sector Lead

Mirko Jablonsky


Vincent Elriz