EMH Partners represents an entrepreneurial-led and visionary approach towards investment. We partner with outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams. We enable entrepreneurs to think bigger, overcome limitations and realize their full potential.
Our experienced team has in depth expertise across Healthcare, Software, Consumer and Business Services sectors. What proves our approach is not only the numbers and the returns above market level, but also the unifying power that strong personalities can provide.
This common “Vision for Growth” is based on entrepreneurial thinking, empathy and a down-to-earth attitude, and it creates inspiring partnerships between investors, entrepreneurs and experts. Financial investments become a network that delivers sustainable benefits.
During their time at school and university, between 2003 and 2006, Maximilian and Sebastian Kuss founded two technology companies which they sold at a profit. By establishing and successfully selling both companies, they created the basis for their expertise in the digital economy.
In 2010, Maximilian and Sebastian Kuss went from technology entrepreneurs to private investors by founding the EMH Group. Together with family offices and co-investors, they were able to invest more than €100 million in young tech and e-commerce companies. Most of these investments have already been successfully sold.
EMH Growth Fund I
EMH Growth Fund I was closed in 2016 at €350 million hard cap. By 2018 a total of five minority investments had been made, amongst these Occhio, Native Instruments, Design Offices and Brainlab.
EMH Growth Fund II
EMH Growth Fund II was closed in 2020 at €650 million hard cap. So far, six investments of growth capital have been made into into leading Mittelstand companies, amongst these Avantgarde, Basalte and Cleverbridge.
EMH Growth Funds
Growth capital for the European Mittelstand.
In 2016 we launched the EMH Digital Growth Fund to focus on investments in medium-sized businesses (Mittelstand). Our strategy is based on our entrepreneurial approach, our digital competence and experience as investors. We close a gap that exists between venture capital and classic buyout funds, where there is little capital available for growth financing.
EMH Growth Fund I
The first EMH Growth Fund was closed in 2016 at €350 million hard cap, with additional €350 million available through a co-investment program.
EMH Growth Fund II
The second EMH Growth Fund was closed in 2020 at €650 million hard cap, excluding co-investments.
A diverse group of institutional investors.
EMH’s investor base is built up from different groups of international investors – in particular leading institutional investors, including large pension funds, insurance companies and leading European families. The EMH team itself is among the investors as well.
We do not only believe in EMH’s investment philosophy. We are part of it.
Integrity is the basis for the trusting cooperation with our partners. The atmosphere in our team is also characterized by mutual appreciation.
Everything begins with the right partner. Openness and trust are enabling factors for achieving outstanding goals together.
With our network of the most successful and influential entrepreneurs, investors and experts, we combine competencies and create synergies for excellent results.
Entrepreneurial thinking and acting is our DNA. We share the visions of our partners and support them, both as investors and sparring partners.
UN PRI – United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment
In 2020, EMH became a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). As a next-generation private equity firm, we have a responsibility to act in our stakeholders’ best and long-term interests. In this role, we believe that environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) matters impact the performance of our portfolio companies. As a signatory, we incorporate ESG topics into all our decision-making processes.
To learn more about the PRI, visit their website.