Berk Partners is a spin-off from Berk Holding, the private investment company of mr Bernardus Pon, which was founded in 1974. The Dutch entrepreneurial Pon family was known for importing cars in the Netherlands, including car brands like Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche.
In 1990, Berk Holding was transformed into an investment company. One of its investment areas was private equity, providing risk-bearing capital to non-listed companies. Since third parties ((former) entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals) showed interest, Berk Partners was founded in 1992. Twenty entrepreneurs and former entrepreneurs participated in this first fund. This was followed by the establishment of Berk Partners II in 1998, the start of Berk Partners III in 2003 and then Berk Partners IV in 2010.
Since 2004 Berk Partners has been an independent investment company owned by its partners.