GBL

Summary
Groupe Bruxelles Lambert SA invests in a portfolio of industrial and services companies operating in various sectors. The company operates through five segments: Holding, Imerys, Sapiens/Webhelp, Canyon/GfG Capital, and Sienna Investment Managers. It operates in Belgium, other European countries, North America, and internationally. The company was incorporated in 1902 and is based in Brussels, Belgium.

History

Groupe Bruxelles Lambert was founded in 1972, when the Lambert banking family merged their holding companies ?Compagnie Lambert pour l'Industrie et la Finance? and ?Cofinter? with two holding companies belonging to the ?Groupe de Launoit?. The new firm controlled two Belgian banks, the ?Banque Lambert? and the ?Banque de Bruxelles?, which were subsequently merged in 1975 to form the ?Banque Bruxelles Lambert? . Groupe Bruxelles Lambert sold BBL to the ?ING Group? in 1998, which is now known as ?ING Belgium?.

GBL is best known in the United States as one of the namesakes of Drexel Burnham Lambert, the investment bank that pioneered trading in junk bonds. The Lamberts owned a research boutique, William D. Witter , which merged with then-Drexel Burnham in 1976. In return, GBL received a 26% stake in the merged company, and six seats on the board.

Since 2012, GBL divested more and more its stakes in Total and Engie. These two companies in the energy sector that constituted 41.5% of the value of GBL in 2011, only represented 4.2% of the portfolio on 31 March 2017. Simultaneously, GBL expanded into new business segments by acquiring stakes in SGS, Umicore, Adidas, Ontex, Burberry, Parques Reunidos.and Sienna Capital S.a R.l.


Mission
Our mission is to build solutions and deliver services that enable our customers to achieve sustainable competitive advantage.

Vision
Our vision is to become the most trusted partner for our customers in their journey towards success.

Key Team

Mr. Pascal Reynaerts (Head of Taxation)

Count Emile Quevrin (Honorary Managing Director)

Mr. Philippe Lorette (Head of Accounts)

Mr. Philippe Debelle (Head of Accounts)

Mr. Laurence Flamme (Head of Research and Documentation Service)

Mr. Bernard Delpit (Deputy Chief Exec. Officer)

Ms. Sophia Harms (Exec. Officer of Netherlands)


Recognition and Awards
GBL has won numerous awards, including Best Services Provider, Most Innovative Technology Partner, Best Customer Service, and Most Responsive Partner.

References
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Leadership team

Mr. Ian Gallienne (CEO, MD & Director)

Mr. Xavier Likin CPA (Chief Financial Officer)

Ms. Priscilla Maters (Chief Legal Officer, Gen. Sec. & Compliance Officer)

Products/ Services
Finance, Financial Services
Number of Employees
50 - 100
Headquarters
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Established
1995
Net Income
500M - 1B
Revenue
Above - 1B
Social Media
Sat Feb 24 2024
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