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Consumer

  • Consumer Services
  • Education
  • Food-Tech

Companies

41

Capital Invested

€2.4bn

We have a history of successful investments in the Consumer sector, with a well-established track record of investing in growing companies.

Remko Hilhorst, Sector Lead

Background

IK Partners has a significant history of successful investments in the Consumer sector. Our investment strategy focuses on defined subsectors, selected based on a combination of strong growth and fundamentals, as well as market resilience. Within these subsectors, we look for companies that are: operating in fast-growing and fragmented markets; experiencing increasing consumerisation and a greater emphasis on quality as well as experiences; and are driven by digital innovation trends.

Why We Invest

Companies operating in fast-growing and fragmented markets offer the opportunity  to drive consolidation through the facilitation of strategic add-ons. These markets also show a great amount of resilience. Where companies are driven by digital innovation trends, there is potential to adapt their go-to-market strategy and automate processes to increase personalisation. This also helps to improve the quality of the offering, especially where education is concerned.

Where consumerisation is increasing, there is opportunity to significantly improve productivity through production, logistics and procurement optimisation. In doing so, we can work alongside organisations, mainly in the private label food market, to achieve greater synergy and production efficiency.

How We Add Value

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

  • Digital Transformation
  • Go-to-Market Strategy
  • Production Efficiency
  • Research and Development

Our Track Record

We have a well-established track record of investing in successful companies within the Consumer sector. To date, we have invested in 41 companies and deployed €2.4 billion of capital.

Related Investments

Current

Wishcard

Current
Germany , Consumer
Status
Current
Country
Germany
Strategy
Partnership Fund
Sector
Consumer
Entry Date
Oct-22
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Batisanté

Current
France , Consumer
Status
Current
Country
France
Strategy
Mid Cap
Sector
Consumer
Entry Date
Jul-22
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GEDH

Current
France , Consumer
Status
Current
Country
France
Strategy
Partnership Fund
Sector
Consumer
Entry Date
Jul-22
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Mecenat

Current
Sweden , Consumer
Status
Current
Country
Sweden
Strategy
Small Cap
Sector
Consumer
Entry Date
Aug-21
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Realised

GEDH

Realised
France , Consumer
Status
Realised
Country
France
Strategy
Partnership Fund
Sector
Consumer
Entry Date
Feb-20
Exit Date
May-22
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SCHOCK

Realised
Germany , Consumer
Status
Realised
Country
Germany
Strategy
Mid Cap
Sector
Consumer
Entry Date
Dec-16
Exit Date
Mar-21
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Signature Foods

Realised
Netherlands , Consumer
Status
Realised
Country
Netherlands
Strategy
Mid Cap
Sector
Consumer
Entry Date
Jan-16
Exit Date
Mar-21
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Cérélia Group

Realised
France , Consumer
Status
Realised
Country
France
Strategy
Mid Cap
Sector
Consumer
Entry Date
Jul-15
Exit Date
Mar-20
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Team

Remko Hilhorst

Managing Partner, Consumer Sector Lead
Amsterdam

Ingmar Bär

Director
Hamburg

Arnaud Bosc

Partner
Paris

Massielle Colas

Associate
Paris

Carla Dupont

Associate Director
Paris

Amanda Eriksson

Analyst
Stockholm

Tobias Faber

Director
Copenhagen

Florian Golenhofen

Associate
Hamburg

Axel Hagelsteen

Director
Paris

Antoine Jacquemin

Partner
Paris

Petronella Jangstam

Associate
Stockholm

Florian Kofler

Associate Director
Hamburg

Alejo Lopez-Balcells

Associate
Paris

Thibaut Richard

Director
Paris

Tom Salmon

Partner
London

Marco Säuberlich

Associate
Hamburg

Philipp Schmidt

Associate Director
Hamburg

Mirthe Steinfort

Associate
Amsterdam

Elin Toper

Associate
Stockholm

Jakob Treffers

Director
Amsterdam

Freya Wagner

Associate
Hamburg