IK acquires majority share in Ampelmann

Funds managed by IK Investment Partners are to acquire a majority stake in Ampelmann, a supplier of Motion Compensated Gangway (MCG) systems to the offshore energy sector, from its founders.

Financial details for the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Delft, the Netherlands, the company supplies MCG systems to the offshore oil and gas, and wind power industries.

The company’s MCG technology actively compensates for the six degrees of motion caused by waves during transfers from vessels to fixed structures and between vessels at sea.

IK’s investment will give Ampelmann the ability to expand further among its existing client base in the North Sea and will also allow it to increase penetration in overseas markets, including the Middle East, Brazil, Australia and Asia.