Strategy – Building Partnerships

As a partner of leading Mittelstand companies, we exploit the opportunities offered by digitisation.

Value-creation model
Maximise potential in three phases.
  • Vision

    Quantify and sharpen the company’s vision and focus.

  • Growth

    Financial and functional support to implement the chosen objectives.

  • Realisation

    Personal guidance and advice on the exit process from experts.

  • Vision
  • Growth
  • Realisation

We pursue an end-to-end investment strategy in a clearly defined market: we invest equity in the form of minority stakes in fast-growing medium-sized companies in Europe, with a focus on Germany, Austria and Switzerland. What all our portfolio companies have in common is a high degree of potential for digitisation, with the concomitant outlook for expansion and revenue growth. The companies have revenues of EUR 50 to 500 million and are already profitable. We don’t invest in ideas, but in the digital Mittelstand of the future.

Phase 1 – Vision

Define common goals.

Our vision phase provides unique added value for companies; most of this process takes place before the investment is made. Our aim is to define, analyse and evaluate the opportunities and options of working together for both sides.

As investors we want to add real value in addition to our capital – to make the best use of our know-how and network for each individual company. We want to enable entrepreneurs to look further and aim higher. Only once the vision phase has been successfully completed and we have defined a clear and common vision do we move on to actually investing growth capital.

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    Investment volume from EUR 50 to 150 million
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    Equity that is not dependent on banks
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    Super-Minority investments
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    Partnership for up to ten years

Phase 2 – Growth

Exploit potential and opportunities together.

This phase of the relationship is about long-term partnership and support to optimise the business model and generate further growth. We generally invest in a minority interest in the company. In addition to growth capital, we primarily contribute our entrepreneurial experience, our network and our skills in digitisation.

For our portfolio companies we are bridge-builders to relevant partners and markets, personal interlocutors and active sparring partners to broaden the decision-making basis. We offer support with M & A and succession planning and facilitate access to an exclusive network of top companies and influential individuals that can generate valuable synergies and halo effects.

Strategic benefits for our partners.

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    Digitisation
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    Internationalisation
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    M & A
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    Organisational development
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    Go-to-market strategy
  • Network
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    Industry advisers
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    Platform

Phase 3 – Realisation

A partnership for success.

We invest in a company for an average of five to ten years. Personal guidance in the decisive investment process – the realisation phase – has top priority for us.

It is about individual support with the exit process and its timing and securing the best deal by means of the network and trusted advisers

Meet our team.