Bolster sells Quint Group to AWK Group

After more than seven years Bolster Investment Partners sells its minority share in Quint Group to AWK Group. Together with AWK Group and German based Gingko Management Consulting an international advisory group is created, focussing on digital transformation.

End of 2013, Van Lanschot Participaties, Bolster’s predecessor, acquired a minority stake in Quint Group. Quint Group was established in 1992 and is globally active as an independent management consultancy firm focussing on strategy, (out)sourcing and implementation of IT related processes for large organisations and different industries.

Quint showed an impressive growth in the last years, accelerated by several acquisitions. In 2018 IT-implementation agency Paphos Group was incorporated by Quint Group. Paphos Group supports customers with implementations of digital environments and processes, thereby using well known platforms such as ServiceNow, AppDynamics, Atlassian and Micro Focus. In 2020 a majority share was acquired in Anchormen, an agency active in data consulting, data science and data engineering.

By joining forces with AWK Group and Ginkgo Management Consulting an international advisory group is created with sales in excess of € 175 million and more than 800 highly qualified employees. The newly formed group has offices in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Luxembourg, Shanghai, and Singapore.

The sale of Quint Group after more than seven years of partnership, is in line with Bolster’s long-term investment horizon based on sustainable value creation. During our involvement in Quint Group the company has significantly grown within its core activities. Furthermore, its service portfolio has expanded with Data & AI services and (tooling)platforms for digitalisations of organisations- and IT processes.

The transaction is subject to approval by the competition authorities. 

For more information, please contact:
Jeroen Raijmakers
Head of Marketing, Quint Group
+31 20 305 3700

Joost Bakhuizen
Partner Bolster Investment Partners
+31 20 226 3088

About Quint Group
Quint is an international consultancy and technology company. Quint supports organizations in designing and implementing their digital transformation. To this end, Quint accelerates and embeds transformations by connecting people, processes, technology and leadership to one another. Quint’s key focus areas are digital strategy, data activation, enterprise automation, lean-agile enterprise, sourcing advisory and IT governance, enterprise cloud and platform automation.

About Bolster Investment Partners
Bolster Investment Partners is a long-term investor specialized in minority stakes. Bolster invests in exceptional Dutch companies with a keen focus and a proven business model. Bolster supports entrepreneurs in realizing the full potential of their company, by acting as equal partners to make a difference. Since 1982 Bolster has successfully worked with more than 100 companies as an investment company. In late 2017, Van Lanschot Participaties was spun off from van Lanschot Kempen to become Bolster Investment Partners, an independent investment firm.