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Consumer

  • Business-to-Consumer
  • Processed Foods
  • Education
  • Insurance

Companies

30

Capital Invested

€1.8bn

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

Contact

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 30 companies and deployed €1.8 billion of capital.

Related Investments

Current

Formue

Current
Norway , Consumer
Status
Current
Country
Norway
Sector
Consumer
Entry Date
Jul-21
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Skill & You

Current
France , Consumer
Status
Current
Country
France
Sector
Consumer
Entry Date
Mar-21
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Forthglade

Current
United Kingdom , Consumer
Status
Current
Country
United Kingdom
Sector
Consumer
Entry Date
Aug-20
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GEDH

Current
France , Consumer
Status
Current
Country
France
Sector
Consumer
Entry Date
Feb-20
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Realised

SCHOCK

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

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

Realised
France , Consumer
Status
Realised
Country
France
Sector
Consumer
Entry Date
Jul-15
Exit Date
Mar-20
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Touristry

Realised
Sweden , Consumer
Status
Realised
Country
Sweden
Sector
Consumer
Entry Date
May-16
Exit Date
May-18
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Team

Ingmar Bär

Director
Hamburg

Arnaud Bosc

Partner
Paris

Tobias Faber

Director
Copenhagen

Remko Hilhorst

Managing Partner, Consumer Sector Lead
Amsterdam

Antoine Jacquemin

Director
Paris

Carl Jakobsson

Director
Stockholm

Benoît Lammens

Associate Director
Amsterdam

Thibaut Richard

Director
Paris

Tom Salmon

Partner
London

Jakob Treffers

Associate Director
Amsterdam

Vincent Valkiers

Associate Director
Amsterdam

Sara Wedin

Associate Director
Stockholm