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Ampelmann

Employees
c. 200+
Rental Fleet
c. 60 systems in use
Transfers to Date
6 million+
Status
Current
Country
Netherlands
Sector
Business Services
Entry
Aug-13
Fund
IK VII

High-tech company delivering innovative, safe and reliable access solutions to the global offshore energy industries

Ampelmann is a high-tech company focusing on the development, construction, rental and sale of offshore access solutions. The company was founded in 2008 as a spin-off of the Delft University of Technology.

Ampelmann develops and operates motion compensated gangway (MCG) systems which actively compensate for vessel motions at sea to enable cost-effective, fast and safe access between vessels, and between vessels and offshore structures, in challenging conditions. The Company has local offices across the globe, allowing it to rapidly mobilise systems and operate its fleet on a 24/7 basis.

The investment was acquired from the founders in August 2013, with the management team and the founders retaining a minority stake.

What Attracted Us to the Business

  • Globally recognised technology leader with a unique and superior market offering
  • Rapid organic growth and resilient business model
  • Entrepreneurial culture and strong knowledge base present in the Company
  • Significant potential for internationalisation

Our Value Creation Strategy

We are working alongside management to:

  • Maintain position as market leader in terms of service offering and quality;
  • Expand into attractive niche segments through innovation; and
  • Increase penetration in overseas markets.

“Since inception, we were focused on developing the MCG technology and were proud of the growth trajectory and the strong track record we achieved. In 2013 however, we recognised the need for a strong partner to support us in further developing and institutionalising our business. Since then, IK Partners has been helping us realise the tremendous potential, and together, we are setting new standards in safety whilst building Ampelmann into a global leader.

Jan van der Tempel, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Investment Team

Christopher Masek

Chief Executive Officer
London

Remko Hilhorst

Managing Partner, Consumer Sector Lead
Amsterdam

Norman Bremer

Partner
Amsterdam

Frederik Jacobs

Director
Amsterdam