”Our sweet spot are business units or subsidiaries of corporate groups with operational improvement potential, whose sale is of strategic value for the seller and the company.Holger J. SchmidtManaging Partner Consumer Goods & Retail
”Our sweet spot are business units or subsidiaries of international corporates with operational improvement potential, whose sale is of strategic value for the seller and the company.Holger J. SchmidtManaging Partner CERTINA Retail
We are a proven partner for companies in challenging situations
We build on a track-record of more than 65 successful acquisitions and repositionings from various industries. How did we accomplish this?
We are a pragmatic and reliable partner, considering the interests of all stakeholders before and after the transaction. We are down-to-earth, respectful and live a culture of transparency and open communication.
To us each business is core business and gets our full attention. To ensure this, we keep strict focus and invest very selectively.
In turn to classic private equity investors, that rather accompany their investments in an advisory board function, we provide “hands-on” support – on the ground.
As team players, we always work closely and at eye level with existing management and employees. We inspire each other with new ideas, unleash hidden potential and create innovative, sustainable change. Our many years of experience in strategy implementation and corporate transformation, coupled with industry-specific know-how and networks, have proven to be highly successful. Companies benefit particularly from our in-depth expertise in the areas of sales, product innovation, efficiency enhancement and finance.
We buy and build – also through strategic acquisitions
We love to grow and improve our portfolio companies through strategic acquisitions and prefer markets that allow further consolidation. Our acquisition concepts often include initial add-on ideas in addition to organic growth. We have successfully implemented several buy-and-build strategies, e.g., for Rebhan, Pruss and AFT, which today hold leading positions in their markets.
We invest on a long-term horizon and according to the “Best Ownership” principle
Our flexible and independent capital structure allows in principle an unlimited holding period and we have no exit planned at the time of acquisition. Instead, we continuously evaluate whether we are still the “best owner” in the respective company situation and consider divestments on this basis.
We invest sustainably and for the benefit of employees and society
We create value, in the long term, for generations. Since founding, we have taken our responsibility for society and the environment seriously and acted accordingly. In all our investments, we pay great attention to financial sustainability, social fairness and their contribution to climate protection.