IK Investment Partners acquires Acture Groep

Pan-European private equity firm IK Investment Partners' (IK) IK Small Cap II Fund has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Acture Groep (Acture) from the Company’s founders. 

Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

Acture Groep is a unique collective of innovative businesses providing specialised outsourced services to Dutch corporates and temporary staffing agencies to manage cases of illness or disability in their workforces. The Company was founded by current CEO, Maudie Derks, and two other co-founders in 2008 with the purpose of reducing absenteeism and employer costs amidst the complex and evolving Dutch social security system.

Through an organic and inorganic diversification strategy, the leadership team have sought high quality brands to augment their offering, which now encompasses health assessments, administration and reintegration services and independent insurance advice. IK will acquire its stake in the business from the founders, with Maudie Derks remaining as CEO and reinvesting alongside the Fund.

Maudie Derks, CEO of Acture Groep, says: “For over a decade, Acture Groep has established itself as a leader in Dutch social security services and is now the largest private social security provider in The Netherlands. As we enter a period of accelerated growth, we are delighted to partner with IK Investment Partners whose combined experience in the healthcare and tech-enabled business services sectors will be an asset to us as we grow to the next stage. We look forward to working with them as we develop our position and international offering.”

Sander van Vreumingen, Partner at IK and advisor to the IK Small Cap II Fund, says: “Acture Groep is an impressive collection of products and brands with a track record of success in supporting Dutch employers with the complex task of managing compliance and social security legislation. We believe that the Company and its entrepreneurial leadership team is well-positioned for future growth and look forward to supporting Acture Groep as it embarks on the next phase of its strategy.”

The transaction represents the ninth investment made by the IK Small Cap II Fund.