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DescriptionBelgian Privak



Lei 19, box 3
Leuven, B-3000, BEL


Quest for Growth

Quest for Growth focuses on European technology-based growth companies covering such sectors as life sciences, information technology, software, semiconductors, telecommunications, electronics, and new materials, as well as special situations in other growth sectors.

Quest for Growth invests in growth companies with the objective of converting capital gains into tax-free income through the Privak structure. The largest part of the portfolio is invested in growth companies listed on European stock exchanges (Euronext, London Stock Exchange, Deutsche Börse etc) and other regulated markets. The remainder will be invested in unquoted companies working towards an introduction to a stock exchange or trade sale within 36 months. Quest for Growth rarely invests in start-ups or early stage companies.

Within the category of unquoted companies, up to 15 % of the assets can be invested in venture or private equity funds having an investment policy compatible with that of Quest for Growth.

As of December 31, 2008, funds under management amounted to € 67 million.

Quest for Growth has been listed on Euronext Brussels since September 23rd 1998.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Kiadis Pharma 11/2012Venture Round€10M4
Prosonix 5/2012Series B£17.1M6
Cartagenia 10/2011Venture Round€2.2M2
Prosonix 7/2011Series B£11.4M5
Anteryon 6/2010Venture Round$1.19M3
Active Circle 9/2008Series B$11M3
CoreOptics 4/2008Venture Round$25M8
iNEWiT 3/2008Venture Round$3.15M4
Certess 1/2008Venture Round$2M1
Certess 12/2007Venture Round$2M3
NGI 12/2007Series A€8.2M4
Syntaxin 10/2007Series B$32M5
MAPPER Lithography 5/2007Series B$510k2
Movetis 1/2007Series A€49M7
CoreOptics 7/2006Venture Round$28M6
Clear2Pay 6/2006Series D€15.7M8
Gemidis 3/2006Series C$8.08M5
Welcome Real-time 5/2005Venture Round$620k2



  1. Kiadis Pharma Raises EUR 10 Million in Financing Round ( [edit]
  2. Prosonix Raised £17.1M in Series B Equity Financing ( [edit]
  3. Cartagenia Raises €2.2M in Funding ( [edit]
  4. Prosonix Raises £11.4 Million In Series B Financing ( [edit]
  5. Qualcomm Makes Strategic Investment in Anteryon ( [edit]
  6. Active Circle raises $11M in round B funding ( [edit]
  7. CoreOptics Lands $25M ( [edit]
  8. EDGAR [edit]
  9. Certess, electronic design automation co., gets $2M more ( [edit]
  10. EDGAR [edit]
  11. TcLand expression's Series A adds 8m [euro] for biomarker work. ( [edit]
  12. Syntaxin Raises $32M to Advance Development of Novel Drug Pipeline ( [edit]
  13. EDGAR [edit]
  14. MOVETIS NV Closes 49 Million EUR Series A Financing Round ( [edit]
  15. CoreOptics Nabs Another $28M ( [edit]
  16. AGF Private Equity and GIMV take the lead in Clear2Pay’s capital increase of € 15.7 million - existing investors also participate in this round. ( [edit]
  17. EDGAR [edit]
  18. EDGAR [edit]
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