Formed in 2018, Gryphion is a family investment platform investing in multiple asset classes, predominantly in Western Europe.
Defined by flexibility and not by exit-pressures, Gryphion primarily makes direct investments or large-scale co-investments in businesses with high growth potential, providing management teams, founders and entrepreneurs with long-term capital, industry-leading private equity experience and operational expertise. Gryphion also makes impact investments, invests in early-stage real estate development, provides hybrid debt structures and holds an extensive portfolio of liquid assets.
Operating out of Amsterdam, with offices in London and Antwerp, Gryphion invests capital on behalf of Rob Thielen, Founder and Chairman of Waterland Private Equity Investments, one of the world’s best performing private equity groups, and other select high net worth individuals and family offices.
Gryphion is unconstrained by narrowly-defined investment strategies and takes a long-term approach to its investments, deploying capital flexibly in support of growth.
Gryphion identifies proprietary investment opportunities in businesses with high-growth potential and exceptional management teams and supports their growth, providing management teams, founders and entrepreneurs with truly long-term capital, industry-leading private equity experience and operational expertise.
As well as making direct investments, Gryphion also invests in early-stage real estate, provides hybrid debt structures and holds an extensive portfolio of liquid assets. Gryphion focuses on transactions between €20m and €200m enterprise value or more.
Gryphion is developing its private equity and real estate portfolio. It is currently engaged with redevelopment projects in Cala del Forte, Italy, a state-of-the-art marina development by Monaco Ports.
Gryphion has recently acquired an interest in Emsere, a global player in financial & logistical solutions for the medical equipment industry. Emsere is its core business activity, a one-stop resource providing medical equipment rental services for clinical trials. Through their services Emsere helps customers decrease their total cost of ownership of equipment and takes care of all logistical activities involved providing a full-service solution.
Gryphion has invested in CineSite, one of the world’s most highly respected independent digital entertainment studios, producing award-winning animation and visual effects for film, broadcast and streaming media platforms. Alongside global VFX services, its feature animation business works with IP creators and filmmakers to create high-end animated features that resonate with a global audience.
Gryphion also invested in Skeye BV, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) provider delivering high-end aerial imagery services to clients in the Netherlands, which was acquired in November 2018 by Terra Drone, Japan’s largest UAV firm. Other holdings include Lafrontiere, a Paris-based provider of talent to the fashion industry and a hybrid financing structure provided to a Belgian leisure company.
Gryphion invested in MainPlus, a fast-growing repair in-kind claim management company related to housing- and content damage. MainPlus organizes, with the support of its own developed software MainFlow, the repair in-kind claim management process for insurance companies and authorized agents. The damage restoration is performed sustainable and independent through a nation-wide network of repair partners.
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