Over time, ownership of the shares in De Kuyper, a family owned company in distilled spirits with a long history (since 1695), was spread over many family members around the globe. This situation negatively impacted governance and effective management of the company. In order to restore the strength of the family business, ownership needed to be concentrated among core members of the family. Berk Partners made this possible by taking a minority shareholding, leaving the family at the helm of the company. After several years, the family, as agreed at the start of the holding period, bought out Berk Partners again.