ENTREPRENEURIAL CAPITAL FOR YOU
We are a Cologne-based holding company with entrepreneurial roots dating back over 75 years. From our team’s entrepreneurial background to our people-first mentality, we love to enable founders and management teams to thrive.
With over 25 companies founded, operated, acquired or invested in, we have gained first-hand experience on how challenging, yet rewarding building a company truely is. If you are looking for a humble and honest team that has overcome obstacles similar to those you may face in the future and is in it for the long run, we are the right partner for you.
We strive to offer maximum flexibility and a solution for almost everything. Our network consists of experts, executives, and consultants with different core strengths.
WE INVEST OUR OWN MONEY
While VCs generally invest in companies with a unicorn growth trajectory, not every company is made and able to fulfill those ambitious goals regardless of how hard they try. We believe that some of these companies have the potential to become very profitable and lasting mid-sized businesses, however. Our aim is to partner up with these ventures and execute with a joint long-term vision. Here is how our approach differs from the market:
Net revenue p.a.
Shares after transaction by investor
Future of current mgmt team
Most often no specific targets
At point of invest, often >= 100%
Support & potentially complement current team
Depending on company performance and remaining fund life, up to 10 years
Typically >= €5m
Similar to industry averages
Yes, normally for several years prior to invest
(Up to) 100%
Generally replace current team
Align team with long-term strategy, support & potentially complement current team