Promotions within Argos Wityu
Brussels (Belgium), 10 September 2020 – Argos Wityu, independent European private-equity group, announces the promotions of Arne Louwagie and Roel van Ark as Investment Managers.
Gilles Mougenot, Managing Partner at Argos Wityu, says: « We are delighted to promote Arne and Roel considered as talented individuals within our investment team. This is also the reflection of our strategy to consolidate our positioning in Belgium and increase our presence in the Netherlands. »
Arne Louwagie, Investment Manager, joined Argos Wityu in 2016 as member of the Benelux Investment team.
Graduated from a master in business engineering at University of Leuven and holding a master in financial management from Vlerick Business School, Arne began his career in 2014 in M&A specializing in food and agribusiness transactions.
Arne currently supports Lineas and Gantrex. He has been involved in the acquisition of Future Groep (2017) and the development of its buy-and-build strategy, including the acquisition of Langhenkel (2018) and 4 additional build-ups (2018 – 2020).
Roel van Ark, Investment Manager, joined Argos Wityu in 2019 as member of the Benelux Investment team.
Graduated from a BBA in international business, finance, and economics at St. Norbert College and a CFA level III candidate, Roel began his career in London, UK at PwC Strategy& focused on Corporate Strategy and M&A Commercial Due Diligence. Subsequently, he went to a lower mid-market UK Private Equity firm focused on operational turnaround (incl. interim management roles).
Roel currently supports Future Groep and its active growth strategy. He is also supporting the Benelux team in further building out the firm’s presence in The Netherlands.
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About Argos Wityu
Argos Wityu is an independent European investment fund that supports companies in the transfer of business ownership. It has assisted more than 80 entrepreneurs, focusing its investment strategy on complex transactions with emphasis on transformation, growth, and close collaboration with management teams. Argos Wityu seeks to acquire majority interests and invest between €10m and €100m with each transaction. With €1bn under management and 30 years of experience, Argos Wityu operates from offices in Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Luxembourg, Milan and Paris.