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Amas

Status
Realised
Country
Netherlands
Strategy
Mid Cap
Sector
Business Services
Entry
Nov-95
Exit
Mar-01
Fund
IK 1994

Lead provider of international forwarding and logistic services

Amas is one of the leading air-freight forwarders in the Benelux countries. It holds strong positions in sea and road freight forwarding in certain niche markets such as flower bulbs. The group also operates a number of highly specialised forwarding-related service activities.

Amas is the holding company for a group of businesses offering international forwarding and logistic services. Amas operate three business units: the Copex Group (forwarding and logistic activities), the Specialised Companies (general sales agent, chartering and freight handling) and Transmarcom Group (air and sea freight forwarding and logistics in Belgium). The company has approximately 530 employees and operates through twenty offices in the Benelux region.

In November 1995, the IK 1994 Fund acquired Amas from Inter Forward, later exiting to TMI in March 2001.

Our Value Creation Strategy

During our ownership, we worked alongside the management team to:

  • Divest non-core business activities;
  • Support organic growth; and
  • Make a range of strategic add-on acquisitions.