Cobepa is an independent, privately-held investment company backed by European family shareholders. The company manages a diversified investment portfolio currently valued at around € 2 billion. Cobepa’s investment team includes people with different backgrounds and nationalities, with broad insights into global investment opportunities. The offices are located in Brussels (Belgium) and New York (US).

Cobepa invests in established companies with a solid business model, sustainable market position and strong management team. Other important criteria relate to the capacity to generate free cash flows, international presence and development potential. Cobepa takes both majority and minority positions in unlisted companies with a medium to long term investment horizon.

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In Belgium, Cobepa's head office is located in Brussels.

Partnering with the SBG

In sponsoring the leading business game in Europe for the fifth consecutive year, we look forward to another great edition exceeding everyone’s expectations. We trust it to be an unforgettable experience for all participants, which may at the same time be instructive, enriching and inspirational, so that the competition should have only winners.

Job opportunities

Cobepa has been active as a private equity investor since 1957, building up extensive global experience. Having invested a combined total of €3 billion in over 50 transactions to date, our team has been successful in gradually expanding Cobepa’s portfolio and geographical reach. A broadening of our investment team thereby enabled to reinforce of our position as a leading actor in private equity in Europe and North America.

By participating to the Solvay Business Game, Cobepa aims to contribute to students’ understanding of modern financing structures for entrepreneurial companies, as private equity continues to be an attractive option for businesses that seek a strong partner to finance growth and corporate development.