Brussels, Belgium, June 4, 2021

Merodis, an independent corporate finance advisory firm, is pleased to announce that it successfully advised the shareholders of Comate in their search for a unique strategic partner. Today, Comate is teaming up with Alychlo with Founder & CEO Wouter Foulon and co-CEO Sander Van den dries remaining firmly on board to further accelerate Comate’s growth trajectory. Moreover, the partnership with Alychlo will give birth to the Comate Ventures pre-seed fund.

Comate ( is a dynamic and fast-growing product engineering and design company based in Leuven, Belgium. It masterly excels in turning product ideas into successful marketable products through a unique combination of top-notch engineering, ultra functional design and co-assessment of market needs.

Since its foundation in 2009, the company has successfully developed multiple award-winning devices, helping launching numerous start-ups by bringing their ideas to life. Comate is one of the driving forces behind multiple Belgian high-tech success stories like MiDiagnostics, Bedal, Mealhero, Pharmafluidics, Shayp, FOx Biosystems, etc. It was elected Flemish SME of the year in 2019 and was in the Deloitte’s Fast 50 for 4 years in a row.

Alychlo is the family investment company of entrepreneur Marc Coucke. It invests in extraordinary companies that make a difference. With Comate, Alychlo adds to its investment portfolio a fast growing, brilliant services company but also a unique front-row seat to co-invest in tomorrows’ successful start- and scale-ups.

For more information, please contact:

Dirk Marckx, +32 495 38 17 81
Steven Meuldermans, +32 494 57 36 98