Country Focused Investment Teams
An important element of IK's strategy is to acquire companies that are well-positioned in their local markets and to transform them into regional or pan-European market leaders through geographic expansion as well as strategic and operational improvement. IK believes that the successful execution of this strategy requires both an intimate knowledge of local markets as well as a pan-regional reach.
Therefore, IK takes a multi-regional approach by organising the investment team into six country teams focused on investments in the Benelux, Denmark/Norway, Finland, France, Germany/CEE and Sweden. These teams are comprised of professionals who are generally nationals of the countries they cover with extensive local networks and knowledge, yet who are able to leverage the resources and capabilities of a pan-regional European firm. Together IK's investment professionals represent ten nationalities.
IK has also assembled an Industrial Advisory Board comprised of over 50 senior industrialists with broad international business experience and strong track records of success in their respective fields to support portfolio companies through participation on the board of directors and assist in the identification / sourcing, due diligence and execution of investments.