From Textiles to Technology..
In order to formalize the long-term and ongoing existing collaborations of the shareholders in sourcing, facilitating and managing strategic acquisitions, participations & investments, in 2008, AmsterdamPark Capital and its subsequent subsidiaries were born. The founders have earned a successful track record of nearly 50 years, which led to high pedigrees from various industries, ranging from wholly-owned international textile conglomerates to creating a market-leader in the IT industry, to long-term real estate investments.
In the 1970’s the family office was founded and ventured into its first engagement; the textile industry. This sector became the backbone for the growth over the next decades. What was started as a single-digit team gradually grew to one of the largest and most influential textile wholesale syndicates in the Benelux. The enterprise eventually had interests in all facets of the sector, from production to consumer retail chains, and was always privately-held and managed. Our brands included: Elgeo, Trend Team, Butelo, Leo Horn & Flexitex. In the early-1990’s, after its maximum potential had been reached, we gradually divested from all operational aspects of this industry.
In the early 1990’s, as the family was exiting the textile trade, a new 100% controlled company was started, Facing Facts, as one of the first European internet companies. After vast investments and having successfully implemented a profit-driven clear management vision and strategy, the multiple award-winning organization grew to become one of the key players in the local and regional market. In the early 2000’s the shareholders successfully divested and exited its interests to a publicly listed institutional corporation.
APC’s founders decided to accept our desires and re-enter the entrepreneurial arena as we are excited to implement & share our experiences in select opportunities.