About us

About us

Our foundations

3d investors is a family business. It was founded in 1992 by the entrepreneurial families Donck and Desimpel, active in the dairy and building materials industries, respectively. Built on a proud tradition of entrepreneurship, we choose to support solid companies with growth potential. In doing so, we start from our core values: entrepreneurship, empathy, integrity, passion and agility.

Meanwhile, we have been helping companies achieve their full potential through long-term growth for over a quarter century. 3d investors invests sustainably in companies that share our values, without applying a predetermined investment ceiling. We are committed to taking your business to the next level, together with you.

3d investors is also a dedicated partner and long-term shareholder of a limited number of listed companies. We often sit on boards of directors, where we are closely involved in decision-making processes.

In 2009 3d investors kicked off its own project development under the name of 3d real estate. In these business activities as well, we focus on sustainability and respect.

We are a family business with 25 years of experience in long-term investments and real estate development.

The 3d way

We are entrepreneurs. Born of a collaboration between two entrepreneurial families, Donck and Desimpel, entrepreneurship is in our DNA. In offering our broad network, hands-on mentality, short lines of communication, experience and efficiency, we go all in to support the companies we invest in. Even more, we know what makes companies successful.

We are builders. We believe in and deeply support the entrepreneurs we invest in. We help them get the most out of their business. With plenty of ambition, an eye for corporate culture and a healthy dose of common sense, we make a real difference.

We are different. We go the extra mile and listen to your needs and concerns as we work to help you take your business to the next level. That’s our commitment as an investor, partner and sounding board, and the reason why we always think and act long term.

Our core values

Our core values

We believe in the importance of a solid foundation. That is why we base all our investments on our five core values:

Our advice always stems from our own tradition of entrepreneurship. We combine common sense with a professional approach.

We do not believe in hidden agendas. 3d investors stands for open and honest communication. Reliability and modesty are of paramount importance to us.

We are passionate about helping companies grow. That’s why our team is always active and committed, combining contagious enthusiasm with the required degree of professionalism.


We are convinced that the right person in the right place makes the difference. Because companies are built with people. We treat the entrepreneurs we work with as our peers. We relieve them of their worries and respect their human and family values.

Every company is different. That is why we adapt our approach to the entrepreneur. We always look for the right solution tailored to every challenge and each individual company.

Frank Donck
Managing director
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Hans Swinnen
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Peter Verlinden
Partner Real Estate
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Yves De Backer
Associate Partner
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Nicolas Sneyers
Investment Director
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Pascale Carron
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Anne-Charlotte Werbrouck
Investment Associate
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Social engagement

Opening the future
This KU Leuven project supports scientific research into neurodegenerative brain diseases and brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS and autism. An increasing number of people are affected by these illnesses, and finding treatments is one of the greatest medical challenges of modern society.

Le concert Olympique
This Beethoven orchestra is based on the Viennese classical model. It was founded in 2010 and performs the music of Beethoven in hopes of providing the public with an authentic and relevant experience. The orchestra consists of a group of 45 select musicians from across Europe and is under the expert guidance of Jan Caeyers.

Vlerick Business School
Together with the Vlerick Business School, 3d investors seeks to stimulate entrepreneurship through education.

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