Ackermans & van Haaren

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Ackermans & van Haaren N.V.
Naamloze vennootschap
Traded asEuronextACKB
IndustryConglomerate holding company
Founded1876; 143 years ago (1876)
HeadquartersAntwerp, Belgium
Key people
Jan Suykens (CEO)
ProductsContracting and dredging, real estate investment, private banking, private equity
Revenue3.3 billion euros (2017)[1]
302.5 million euros (2017)[1]
Number of employees
22,749 (average, 2017)[1]

Ackermans & van Haaren (often abbreviated as AvH) is a diversified group active in 4 key sectors: Marine Engineering & Contracting (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 & 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).

In 2017, through its share in its participations, the AvH group represented a turnover of 5.363 billion euros and employed approximately 22.749 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 2017" (PDF). Ackermans & van Haaren. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 2012-09-16.

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