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1

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1

About Ibel

The investment firm is the financial arm of Cobepa, a merchant banking firm with a portfolio of long-term minority and majority stakes in growing companies. It invests in various sectors such as textile, computerised translation, publishing, telecommunication, and financial.

Ibel Headquarter Location

Rue de la Chancellerie 2 Bte 1

Brussels, B-1000,

Belgium

32 2 213 33 10

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Latest Ibel News

ECB Says the Next European Bank Hack Is Just a Matter of Time

Aug 19, 2019

“There will be accidents, especially in the cloud.” Bloomberg | Aug 19, 2019 Nicholas Comfort (Bloomberg) -- A senior official at the European Central Bank warned that banks embracing external data storage and other digital technology need to face an uncomfortable truth: there’s a good chance they’ll get hacked. “There will be accidents, especially in the cloud,” Korbinian Ibel, a director general at the ECB’s supervisory arm, said in an interview. “It’s not that clouds are more vulnerable, they’re actually often better protected than in-house systems, but they’re seen as juicy targets.” So far, Europe has been spared the kind of hack that hit Capital One Financial Corp. , which said last month that data from about 100 million people in the U.S. was illegally accessed. That may change as the region’s banks face increasing pressure to reduce costs with new technology and make up for the squeeze on revenue from lower interest rates. European banks already use some services of companies like Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. Germany’s Deutsche Bank AG eventually wants to move the majority of its applications to the cloud -- giant external data centers -- from what it has called “expensive and inflexible physical servers.” For now, European banks tend to avoid putting “highly confidential data” on public clouds, said Ibel. “We see the benefits” of cloud computing, Ibel said. “The rule is that the banker is always responsible for their data and services.” Failings can have consequences. The ECB can tell riskier lenders to hold more capital, squeezing their returns, or order potentially costly qualitative measures such as improving how users access computer systems. Banks have responded to the digital revolution by hiring tech experts, sometimes even naming them to their top management bodies. That’s good, but it doesn’t go far enough, said Ibel. “It’s not enough to have one person as the IT expert,” he said. “You need a common understanding at board level of the needs and risks of IT.”

Ibel Investments

1 Investments

Ibel has made 1 investments. Their latest investment was in Tibotec, Virco as part of their Growth Equity on September 9, 1999.

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Ibel Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

9/10/1999

Growth Equity

Tibotec, Virco

$36.74M

Yes

1

Date

9/10/1999

Round

Growth Equity

Company

Tibotec, Virco

Amount

$36.74M

New?

Yes

Co-Investors

Sources

1

Ibel Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Ibel has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Tibotec, Virco on April 18, 2002.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

4/18/2002

Acquired

Undisclosed Investors

1

Date

4/18/2002

Exit

Acquired

Companies

Valuation

Acquirer

Undisclosed Investors

Sources

1

Ibel Team

2 Team Members

Ibel has 2 team members, including current Chief Financial Officer, Chris Caremans.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Chris Caremans

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Yves Brausser

Managing Director

Former

Name

Chris Caremans

Yves Brausser

Work History

Title

Chief Financial Officer

Managing Director

Status

Current

Former

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