Berk Partners is a spin-off from Berk Holding, the private investment company of mr Bernardus Pon, which was founded in 1974. Pon is a Dutch entrepreneurial family known for being the exclusive car importer in the Netherlands for Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche.
In 1990, Berk Holding was transformed into an investment company. One of its investment assets was private equity, providing risk-bearing capital to non-listed companies. When 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 Berk Partners IV in 2010.
Since 2004 Berk Partners has been an independent investment company, where the management company is owned by its partners.