Management

Philippe Op de Beeck Chief Executive Officer of APCOA Parking

Philippe Op de Beeck
Chief Executive Officer

Sam Groves Chief Financial Officer of APCOA Parking

Sam Groves
Chief Financial Officer


Advisory Board

  • Robert Orr,  Chairman
  • Steven Skaar  (Centerbridge Partners), Member of the Board
  • Bernd Gieseken  (Centerbridge Partners), Member of the Board
  • Julian von Martius  (Strategic Value Partners), Member of the Board
  • Gregory Marsh,  Member of the Board
  • Erik Brenneis,  Member of the Board

 

 


Quota of Women

APCOA PARKING Holdings GmbH aims to achieve a 35% quota of woman in management positions by 2025.

 


History

APCOA PARKING has led the European parking market for over 50 years. It began its operations in Germany and Austria in 1970, as a subsidiary of Airport Parking Corporation of America (APCOA). This organisation was founded in Ohio in 1947, and was acquired by ITT Corporation in 1966. Since 1991, APCOA is being managed as an independent company in Europe.

European expansion

Since its foundation, APCOA PARKING has now grown to serve 13 European countries, entering key markets such as the UK (1981), Italy (1985), the Netherlands (1989), Poland (1998) and Belgium (1998). Through the acquisition of the EuroPark group in 1999 it built a presence in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, while other notable acquisitions include Rhein-Main-Parkgaragen (Germany) in 1997, IPI Antwerpen (Belgium) in 1998, First Management Group (UK) in 2000, Perpetum Parking (Sweden), Interpark (Norway) and Mobile-for N.V. (Belgium), all in 2006. In the 21st century it commenced operations in Switzerland (2005), Ireland (2007) and Luxembourg (2018). Further acquisitions include Real Estate Schaffhausen GmbH (Switzerland) in 2018, OnePark A/S (Denmark) and NCPS Group (UK) in 2019, XPERT Parkering Sweden AB (Sweden) and Security Park Group (Norway) in 2020, Alpina (Germany) in 2021, Gemini Parking Solutions (UK) in 2022.

Ownership history

A management buy-out of APCOA’s European operations took place in 1991. This was financed by venture capital company CWB Capital Partners. The group listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 1995. A majority of its shares were then acquired by Salamander AG in 1999. After Salamander AG was purchased by EnBW-AG in 2002, the company was delisted from the stock market in 2003.

In 2004 EnBW-AG sold a 98.3% stake in the company to Investcorp. The company then changed its name to APCOA Parking Holdings GmbH (APHG) in 2005. French-based investment company Eurazeo acquired APHG in 2007 from Investcorp. Today, the group is majority owned by US and UK-based private investment firm Centerbridge with Strategic Value Partners holding a minority stake.

Looking to the future

Throughout its history, APCOA PARKING has grown organically, through public and private sector partnerships but also via acquisitions. It now manages over 1.84 million spaces in over 12,000 locations across Europe. It is investing heavily in innovation to drive continued expansion and to realise its vision of connecting parking, mobility and urban life in a sustainable way.


APCOA PARKING in Europe

As market leader, APCOA PARKING offers property owners countless advantages, including a strong purchasing position and excellent market penetration.

This comes with the assurance for contractual partners of being the number one in Europe. The combination of over 50 years’ experience, experts from 13 countries and the financial stability from being number one in Europe make APCOA PARKING a perfect partner for the future.