Ackermans & van Haaren

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Ackermans & van Haaren N.V.
Naamloze vennootschap
Traded as EuronextACKB
Industry Conglomerate holding company
Founded 1876; 140 years ago (1876)
Headquarters Antwerp, Belgium
Key people
Luc Bertrand (CEO)
Products Contracting and dredging, real estate investment, private banking, private equity
Revenue 3.3 billion euros (2012)[1]
Profit 167.5 million euros (2012)[1]
Number of employees
18,750 (average, 2010)[1]

Ackermans & van Haaren (often abbreviated as AvH) is a diversified group active in 5 key sectors: Infrastructure & Marine Engineering (DEME,one of the largest dredging companies in the world - Algemene Aannemingen Van Laere, a leading contractor in Belgium), Private Banking (Delen Private Bank, one of the largest independent private asset managers in Belgium, and asset manager JM Finn in the UK - Bank J. Van Breda & C°, niche bank for entrepreneurs and liberal professions in Belgium), Real Estate, Leisure & Senior Care (Leasinvest Real Estate, a listed real-estate investment trust - Extensa, an important land and real estate developer focused on Belgium, Luxembourg and Central Europe), Energy & Resources (Sipef, an agro-industrial group in tropical agriculture) and Development Capital (Sofinim and GIB).

In 2012, through its share in its participations, the AvH group represented a turnover of 3.3 billion euro and employed approximately 18.750 people. The group concentrates on a limited number of strategic participations with significant potential for growth. Ackermans & van Haaren is listed on Euronext Brussels, where it is part of the BEL20 share index.


The company was founded in 1880 as a dredging company. Although Ackermans & van Haaren is now a holding company, it is still active in the dredging sector through its 50% subsidiary DEME.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Annual Report 2010" (PDF). Ackermans & van Haaren. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 2012-09-16. 

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