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, for 30 years, we have been helping companies achieve their full potential through long-term growth. 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 30 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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Pascale Carron
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Yves De Backer
Associate Partner
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Nicolas Sneyers
Investment Director
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Koen Haenen
Investment Director
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Anne-Charlotte Werbrouck
Investment Manager
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Louise Stubbe
Investment Associate
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Iris Dewaele
Personal Assistant
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Sharon Colleman
Management Assistant
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Bernadette Govaert
Personal Assistant
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Sustainable entrepreneurship

Sustainable entrepreneurship is ingrained in our DNA

At the heart of our company ethos lies a commitment to sustainable entrepreneurship. Rooted in our heritage as family shareholders, we firmly believe that embracing sustainability is key to long-term success. By nurturing our enterprises with ambition and patience, we actively aim to contribute to progress and a brighter future. Our approach is characterized by a profound respect for all stakeholders, individuals and the environment. As conscientious shareholders, we hold ourselves accountable for ensuring that our businesses operate with integrity and consideration for all. When possible we encourage our partners to adopt ambitious environmental, social, and governance practices that go beyond regular standards. Our core values – entrepreneurship, empathy, integrity, passion, and agility – serve as our compass, guiding our decisions and placing sustainable entrepreneurship at the forefront in our daily activities as investment professionals. In addition to our investment portfolio, we are dedicated to supporting initiatives that resonate deeply with our values.

Opening the future

Through our support of projects like "Opening the Future" at KU Leuven, we contribute to groundbreaking research in neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. These conditions pose significant challenges to society, and finding effective solutions is paramount.

Vlerick Business School

We believe that entrepreneurship is the driving force behind economic prosperity. Through collaborative efforts with Vlerick Business School, we aim to cultivate a culture of successful entrepreneurship through education.

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