Schijndel, March 27, 2024 – Belgian investment fund KeBeK Private Equity, together with Dutch
company Apicem Investments, has reached an agreement on the acquisition of a majority stake in
Askové. The current Managing Director of Askové, Leon Heemskerk, will remain involved as a minority
shareholder and will transfer the day-to-day management of the company to Lars Claassen,
Managing Partner of Apicem Investments.

Askové designs and builds high-quality process equipment based on thermoplastics. Over the years,
Askové has specialized in process technology, mechanical and control solutions for the treatment
and cleaning of fluids and emissions, in both biological and chemical ways. In doing so, Askové has
focused on finding practical and eƯicient solutions to problem situations concerning odor treatment
and handling of (contaminated) gases and chemical fluids in industrial processes. Furthermore,
Askové also specializes in the storage, transport and dosing of chemicals in the process industry.
The company works for a number of Water Boards, drinking water companies and renowned
industrial and food companies, among others.

Askové invests in research and development to create innovative process solutions that meet the
needs of its customers to comply with increasingly stringent regulations. This includes designing new
equipment and improving existing products to increase eƯiciency, reliability and safety.
The company is committed to long-term relationships with its customers and provides
comprehensive customer service and support. This includes training of customer personnel,
preventive maintenance, repairs and technical support to ensure that equipment continues to
perform optimally.

The company has approximately 35 dedicated employees. In recent years, Askové has experienced
substantial sales growth. Significant growth is also expected in the future, driven by the increasing
interest in biological purification and nitrogen issues, but also by expanding application areas and
broadening Askové’s product range, with continuity of high quality operations as a fixed value.

For more information:
Askové –

Leon Heemskerk: or +31 650 515141
Apicem –
Lars Claassen: or +31-(0)6-4342 5511

At Apicem Investments, we are passionate about entrepreneurship and believe in the power of
collaboration with a personal touch. We pursue strong partnerships with our portfolio companies
and investors, leveraging our expertise, network and personal experience to help them grow and

KeBeK Private Equity –
Gerd Smeets: or +32 2 66 99 022

KeBeK is an independent Belgian investment fund that invests in solid, medium-sized companies
with an identifiable potential for further value creation. KeBeK actively supports the management
team of its participations in the implementation of the jointly defined business strategy. KeBeK
usually takes controlling interests, without however taking an operational role. The fund is managed
by 4 partners who have worked together for many years and have a proven track record in the private
equity industry. KeBeK’s resources are provided by recognized institutional investors, family oƯices
and successful entrepreneurs.

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