Ackermans & van Haaren

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Ackermans & van Haaren N.V.
Naamloze vennootschap
Traded as EuronextACKB
Industry Conglomerate holding company
Founded 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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