On Tuesday 21 June, more than 140 guests gathered at Brasserie Paardenburg in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel for the festive new start of Berk Partners. With a Haringparty, the renewed independence was celebrated in the presence of numerous relations (shareholders of the funds, participation boards and corporate finance advisers). Managing partner Willem Kamps opened with a word of welcome and briefly told about the plans for the new Berk Partners fund. Then former hockey international and RTL presenter Elsemieke Havenga provided a fascinating and instructive interview with former SC Heereveen trainer Foppe de Haan. Topics discussed included the similarities and differences between sport and business life. The extensive knowledge of Foppe about the football profession, supplemented with interesting and humorous anecdotes from his time at football club Heereveen, turned out to be a great combination. Of course, attention was also paid to the Foppe Fund. This fund is committed to children for whom sports or play is not self-evident because of their physical or mental disability.
While enjoying a drink, a snack and of course a harinkje was talked about extensively. We look back on a very successful Haringparty and a good start of the renewed, independent Berk Partners.