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Investments

46

Portfolio Exits

2

Funds

5

About Sambrinvest

Sambrinvest is an actor in risk capital in the region of Charleroi in Belgium, based in the aeropole of Gosselies, with the objective to support the development of SMEs. Thanks to its expertise, it advises entrepreneurs at every development stage of their projects whilst respecting their management autonomy.

Sambrinvest Headquarter Location

Avenue Georges Lemaitre 62 Aeropole Aéropôle

Gosselies, 6041,

Belgium

+ 32 (0) 71/25-94-94

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Aerospacelab breaks ground on Charleroi satellite megafactory

Jun 17, 2022

Aerospacelab, the geospatial intelligence startup, is building what it describes as a satellite megafactory at Charleroi, with the goal of achieving a yearly production capacity of 500 satellites. What will be the largest satellite manufacturing plant in Europe follows the launch of its facility in Ottignies-Louvain-La-Neuve (which will eventually produce up to 24 satellites a year, starting in Q3 of 2022). The new site will be built by Sambrinvest, and it’s anticipated that the first satellites will roll off the assembly line at the megafactory by the beginning of 2025. It di described as having a total working surface of 16,000 square meters, which includes a 6,000 square meter ISO7 cleanroom and 3,000 square meters dedicated to laboratories. The Belgian-based company has taken what it describes as a fully vertically integrated approach, with Aerospacelab involved in satellite design, prototyping, and hardware testing, as well as producing satellites for a broad range of applications. “We’ve been inspired by the automotive industry where standardised products still have the possibility to be customised for specific needs,” said Benoît Deper, CEO and founder of Aerospacelab. “We are establishing satellite manufacturing plants, complete with production lines utilising ‘off-the-shelf’ components. Both at the factory in Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve and at the megafactory in Charleroi, we own and operate all the testing facilities relevant for satellite manufacturing, which promotes the vertical integration that gives us the edge in agility. “Ultimately, we are striving to make the ‘Henry Ford moment’ in satellite manufacturing happen.” Aerospacelab completed a €40 million Series B funding round back in February, which was intended to support increased satellite production. On Tuesday 14 June, a ceremony organised together with Sambrinvest, officially broke ground at the new site. Attending were European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton; Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister of Telecommunication Petra De Sutter; Federal Minister of Defence Ludivine De Donder; Vice-President of the Walloon government Willy Borsus; Walloon Minister of Budget & Finances Adrien Dolimont; State Secretary for Economic Recovery and Strategic Investments Thomas Dermine; State Secretary for Digitalisation Mathieu Michel; and Mayor of Charleroi Paul Magnette.

Sambrinvest Investments

46 Investments

Sambrinvest has made 46 investments. Their latest investment was in Aerospacelab as part of their Series B on February 2, 2022.

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Sambrinvest Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

2/17/2022

Series B

Aerospacelab

$45M

Yes

3

2/17/2022

Seed VC

Beehire

$0.45M

Yes

1

1/26/2022

Series A

Pricing Pact

$1.34M

No

4Ventures, Finance.Brussels, Marc Jacobs, and Undisclosed Investors

1

1/19/2022

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

12/6/2021

Series B - II

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$99M

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10

Date

2/17/2022

2/17/2022

1/26/2022

1/19/2022

12/6/2021

Round

Series B

Seed VC

Series A

Seed VC

Series B - II

Company

Aerospacelab

Beehire

Pricing Pact

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Amount

$45M

$0.45M

$1.34M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

4Ventures, Finance.Brussels, Marc Jacobs, and Undisclosed Investors

Sources

3

1

1

10

10

Sambrinvest Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Sambrinvest has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Opinum on November 09, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

11/9/2021

Acquired

$99M

1

2/5/2015

IPO

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$99M

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10

Date

11/9/2021

2/5/2015

Exit

Acquired

IPO

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

10

Sambrinvest Fund History

5 Fund Histories

Sambrinvest has 5 funds, including Venture Capital Fund Objective N.1.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

Venture Capital Fund Objective N.1

1

Start-Up Capital Fund Objective 2

10

Fund Cross Border Investments

10

Fund Innovation

10

Sambrelease

10

Closing Date

Fund

Venture Capital Fund Objective N.1

Start-Up Capital Fund Objective 2

Fund Cross Border Investments

Fund Innovation

Sambrelease

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

1

10

10

10

10

Sambrinvest Team

4 Team Members

Sambrinvest has 4 team members, including current President, Michel Marlot.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Michel Marlot

President

Current

Bernard Gevaert Fierens

Managing Director

Current

Bernard Fierens Gevaert

Managing Director

Current

Anne Prignon

Managing Director

Current

Name

Michel Marlot

Bernard Gevaert Fierens

Bernard Fierens Gevaert

Anne Prignon

Work History

Title

President

Managing Director

Managing Director

Managing Director

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

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