BELGIUM BEGINS TO BLOSSOM

TOP 10 BELGIAN DEALS 2005-2007

Date Target Acquiror Deal Value (€m) Financial Sponsor
4-Jul-07 Taminco CVC Capital Partners 800 AlpInvest Partners;
Taros Capital Netherlands;
CVC Capital Partners
25-Oct-06 Quick Restaurants CDC Capital Investissement 710 CDC Enterprises
20-Jul-07 Bureau van Dijk BC Partners 709 Candover; BC Partners
Electronic Publishing
23-Dec-06 Dockwise Transport 3i 550 3i
3-Feb-06 Belgian Refining The Carlyle Group 442 The Carlyle Group
13-Dec-06 Aliplast Sagard Private Equity Partners; 418 Cognetas;
Ergon Capital Partners Sagard Private Equity Partners;
Ergon Capital Partners
10-May-06 Eve Holding Suzlon Energy 402 ChrysCapital;
Citigroup Private Equity
17-Mar-06 Hansen Suzlon Energy 382 Apax Partners;
Transmissions Allianz Capital Partners;
International ChrysCapital;
Citigroup Private Equity
1-Feb-05 Belgacom Directory World Directories Acquisition 272 Apax Partners; Cinven
Services
12-Jan-05 Bekaert Fencing Gilde Investment Management 271 Gilde Investment Management