Ackermans & van Haaren

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Ackermans & van Haaren N.V.
Naamloze vennootschap
Traded asEuronextACKB
ISINBE0003764785 Edit this on Wikidata
IndustryConglomerate holding company
Founded1876; 144 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, Private Banking, Real Estate & Senior Care, and Energy & Resources.

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]


Under the Ackermans & van Haaren structure, the companies engaged in Marine Engineering & Contracting include DEME, one of the largest dredging companies in the world, and Algemene Aannemingen Van Laere, a leading contractor in Belgium. Private Banking is the preserve of Delen Private Bank, one of the largest independent private asset managers in Belgium, and asset manager JM Finn in the UK, as well as Bank J. Van Breda & C°, a niche bank for entrepreneurs and liberal professions in Belgium. Real Estate & Senior Care companies are Leasinvest Real Estate, a listed real-estate investment trust, and Extensa, an important land and real estate developer focused on Belgium, Luxembourg and Central Europe. Energy & Resources engage Sipef, an agro-industrial group in tropical agriculture.


  1. ^ a b c "Annual Report 2017" (PDF). Ackermans & van Haaren. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 2012-09-16.

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