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Business Services

  • Information Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Software
  • Tech-Enabled Services and Business Process Outsourcing

Companies

48

Capital Invested

€2.7bn

We have a well-established track record of investing in a range of companies across the Business Services sector.

Contact

Rémi Buttiaux, Sector Lead

Background

Business Services is currently IK Partners’ largest sector focus and a notable area of strength. Backed by more than 30 years’ worth of experience and continued success in this area, our investment strategy focuses on defined subsectors, selected based on a combination of strong growth and fundamentals, as well as shifts in the market landscape. Within these subsectors, we look for companies that are: operating in large, diverse and fragmented markets; experiencing increased demand for efficiency; and driven by technology-enabled growth trends.

Why We Invest

Companies operating in fragmented markets present us with the opportunity to drive consolidation via carefully defined buy-and-build strategies and create competitive advantage by scaling up. Where there is demand for efficiency, we find significant value generation potential to reduce costs and optimise processes. Companies backed by technology and driven by technology-enabled growth trends provide us with scope to improve customer service and the quality of the offering as well as generate sizeable market share gains vs traditional low-tech incumbents.

How We Add Value

We work alongside management teams within this sector to add value in the areas of:

  • Salesforce Efficiency
  • Digital Transformation
  • Go-to-Market Strategy
  • Development of Recurring Revenue Streams

Our Track Record

We have a well-established track record of investing in successful companies across the full spectrum of the Business Services sector. To date, we have invested in 48 companies and deployed €2.7 billion of capital.

Related Investments

Current

Advania

Current
Sweden , Business Services
Status
Current
Country
Sweden
Sector
Business Services
Entry Date
Sep-21
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Mecenat

Current
Sweden , Business Services
Status
Current
Country
Sweden
Sector
Business Services
Entry Date
Aug-21
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iM Global Partner

Current
France , Business Services
Status
Current
Country
France
Sector
Business Services
Entry Date
May-21
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iad

Current
France , Business Services
Status
Current
Country
France
Sector
Business Services
Entry Date
Apr-21
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Realised

Visolit

Realised
Norway , Business Services
Status
Realised
Country
Norway
Sector
Business Services
Entry Date
Mar-16
Exit Date
Oct-21
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NetCo Group

Realised
France , Business Services
Status
Realised
Country
France
Sector
Business Services
Entry Date
Mar-19
Exit Date
Jul-21
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VPS

Realised
Netherlands Norway , Business Services
Status
Realised
Country
Netherlands
Norway
Sector
Business Services
Entry Date
Oct-13
Exit Date
Jul-21
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Hansen
Protection

Realised
Norway , Business Services
Status
Realised
Country
Norway
Sector
Business Services
Entry Date
Jul-13
Exit Date
May-21
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Team

Julian Bärenfänger

Partner
Hamburg

Norman Bremer

Partner
Amsterdam

Rémi Buttiaux

Managing Partner, Business Services Sector Lead
Paris

Vincent Elriz

Director
Paris

Thomas Grob

Partner
Paris

Chris Hadenfeldt

Associate Director
Hamburg

Axel Hagelsteen

Associate Director
Paris

Pieke Hendriks

Associate Director
Paris

Mirko Jablonsky

Partner
Hamburg

Florent Labiale

Associate Director
Paris

Gustav Nilsson

Director
Stockholm

Patrik Stockhaus

Associate Director
Stockholm

Onne Tjerkstra

Associate Director
Amsterdam

Guillaume Veber

Associate Director
Paris