About Berk Partners

A team for 25 years, together with entrepreneurs

Berk Partners focuses supports entrepreneurs in accelerating growth and generating business value from companies.

We have been investing for 25 years in successful, well-run, (family) companies with headquarters in the Netherlands, with a turnover of € 5- € 75 million and who are active in the food and manufacturing industry or as a supplier to healthcare.

Berk Partners is independent and strives for active support from entrepreneurs and management teams to realize their (international) growth ambitions at an accelerated pace. Berk Partners has invested in more than 40 companies over the years.

Berk Partners’ experienced and entrepreneurial investment team assists participating interests in the financial, strategic and operational areas. In close consultation with the management of the company a strategic direction is determined and Berk Partners helps to implement this if desired.

Sustainability is a top priority at Berk Partners, which is why we have signed the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN-PRI) and we act in accordance with these six principles.

Berk Partners is registered with the Dutch regulator, the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

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Investment strategy and criteria

How we work

Berk Partners participates in small and medium-sized companies with long-term growth potential.

Berk Partners is constantly looking for companies that are well positioned in (niche) markets, industries and sectors with a long-term growth potential. Themes with special attention are: aging, trends in nutrition and innovation.

A strategic growth plan is drawn up for each investment in close consultation with the company’s management, which forms the basis for further long-term cooperation. We see strong and participatory management as crucial for the success of a joint investment. Berk Partners inspires, stimulates and supports management.

Berk Partners invests in majorities and minorities (under specific conditions). In addition, we mainly facilitate growth capital, buy-outs and pre-exits and we support, among other things, improvements within the organization, acquisitions and buy-and-build strategies.

Prior to an investment, it is jointly identified what opportunities there are to create value. The aim is for the company to become larger and stronger after the investment period (3-6 years) due to sustainable growth. Together with the entrepreneur or the management team, a new owner is then sought to continue the deployed growth.

Berk Partners applies the following strict investment criteria and -situations.

  • Profitable history
  • Proven and driven management
  • Turnover of €5-75 million
  • Clear growth opportunities
  • Family business succession
  • Growth capital
  • Management
    Buy-out/
    Buy-in
  • Pre-exit/
    Carve-out

40+ transactions completed

Sectors

Our areas of focus

Berk Partners gives private individuals and Dutch and international, professional and institutional investors the opportunity to participate in healthy, well-run small and medium-sized businesses.

Berk Partners has a strong track record in and knowledge of various sectors. Sectors where we have gained experience in the past have our specific interest. Berk Partners has a preference for suppliers to healthcare, the food industry and the innovative manufacturing industry.

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Anchor Team

Berk Partners Team

Experienced and driven

Investing succesfully is only possible with the right people and with a passion for results. Our team consists of experienced investors, all professionals with extensive experience as entrepreneurs in small and medium-sized companies.

The Berk Partners team is fully attuned to each other and together has more than 100 years of financial, banking and private equity experience or as an entrepreneur. Together they have a powerful mix of entrepreneurship, knowledge about mergers and acquisitions, strategic advice, business financing and operational skills. Entrepreneurship is in Berk’s DNA, which is why we invest in it ourselves.

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Stefanie Aalst

Team Support

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Tom van den Berk

Investment Intern

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Rimco Geels

Partner

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Alexander Geeris

Investment Analyst

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Frank Govaert

Partner

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Willem Kamps

Partner

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Duco Collot d’Escury

Investment Intern

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Frans Jan Vergouwen

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Advisors

Involved and experienced

The Berk Partners investment team is assisted in terms of content, legally and procedurally by advisers with a long track record as entrepreneurs, in private equity or as directors or who provide valuable market knowledge or contacts in another way.

The advisers are actively involved in the investment process. They can offer assistance with the identification and analysis of investment opportunities. Our investment professionals also have access to an extensive network of experts through these advisers.

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Dick Eyckel

Advisor

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Kees Faber

Advisor

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Suzan van Koeveringe

Advisor

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Ton Lahaye

Advisor

Jan Martin Timmer RvA

Jan Martin Timmer

Advisor

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Herman Beens

Advisor

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Aart Veldhuizen

Advisor

Independent investment fund with lots of entrepreneurial experience

Anchor Portfolio

Current investments

Present participations

Berk Partners invests in companies in various sectors and has no specific sector focus. Berk Partners does, however, have a specific knowledge of and preference for a few sectors: innovative manufacturing industry, the food industry and healthcare supply.

Former investments

Proven track record

Berk Partners has a proven track record in creating value for small and medium-sized businesses. Berk Partners has participated in more than 40 companies over the past 25 years.

Below you find a selection of the companies in which Berk Partners has had an interest.

Corporate social responsibility goes hand in hand with successfull investments

Anchor Sustainability

Sustainability

Berk Partners believes it has the task to make a positive contribution to its environment, the community and the environment. Not only from the perspective of social responsibility, but also from the conviction that in this way the most value can be created for its participations and shareholders. Both before and after an investment, corporate policy in the field of the environment, society and corporate governance (environmental, social and governance: ESG) plays an important role. Read our Responsible Investment Policy here, which sets out what is expected from Berk Partners as an investor and what Berk Partners expects from its portfolio companies.

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News items

Investor Berk Partners acquires stake in Rivièra Product Decorations from Drachten, the European sleeve packaging market leader

On 18 April 2019, Berk Partners acquired a substantial majority interest in Rivièra Product Decorations BV (Rivièra), based in Drachten.
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Investor Berk Partners acquires stake in Molenmaker Techniek, manufacturer of hydraulic systems for civil engineering

As at 15 February 2019, Berk Partners acquired a substantial minority interest in Molenmaker Techniek, a company established in Sneek.
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Acquisition of Theha BV by management and Berk Partners

On April 25, 2018, Theha BV, producer of the well-known coconut bread slices and coconut cubes, was taken over by
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Item in newspaper “Het Financiële Dagblad”

Item about the first closing of the Berk Partners Growth Fund in newspaper “Het Financële Dagblad”
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Anchor Contact

Diemerzeedijk 27 C
1095 KK Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 26 19 350
info@berkpartners.nl

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