IK Partners to acquire majority in Kooi

Bencis Capital Partners, founder Pieter Kooi and the management team will all reinvest in the business.

  • Kooi provides temporary camera surveillance and rising early-detection products
  • IK is acquiring a majority stake from Bencis Capital Partners, founder Pieter Kooi and the management team
  • IK focuses on investments in the Benelux, DACH, France, Nordics and the UK

IK Partners, via its IK X Fund, has agreed to acquire Kooi European Mobile Security Solutions (Kooi) from Bencis Capital Partners, founder Pieter Kooi and the management team, who will all reinvest.

Kooi provides temporary camera surveillance (TVS) and rising early-detection (RED) products, including a range of units for observations, serving various end markets across Europe. The company is headquartered in Drachten, in the Netherlands.

In partnership with IK, Kooi plans to further realise benefits of scale; penetrate the growing TVS and RED markets; establish additional local teams; and expand internationally into underserved markets, according to a press release.

“We have been impressed with Kooi’s track record to date and its ability to continuously evolve its offering to meet the needs of its customers,” said Remko Hilhorst, managing partner at IK, and Advisor to the IK X Fund. “It has a well-established presence in the TVS market with further growth potential which can be unlocked in the years to come, particularly in those European markets where IK itself has a recognised footprint.”

IK Partners is a European private equity firm focused on investments in the Benelux, DACH, France, Nordics and the UK. It is based in London.