List of 150 Largest Private Equity Investors in Germany

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  • List of the 150 largest private equity funds in Germany – available as Excel list
  • Useful information on the investments, such as assets under management, investment focus, amount of investment, extract from the investment list
  • Including contact details: e-mail address, telephone number, address, management
  • Immediate download of the Excel file possible, free updates within one year after purchase
  • Last update of the database: 28.04.2020

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Database of the largest German private equity funds in a clear Excel list

Our list of the most important German private equity funds is a comprehensive overview of the German PE scene. The address database is used by consultancies, company owners, co-investors, investors and many other players in the German economy to address the most relevant PEs in an uncomplicated way. The clearly arranged Excel file is available for download immediately after purchase. This allows you to customize, sort and filter the list according to your needs. Our database is ideally suited for addressing potential investors and as a basis for comprehensive market analyses of private equity companies in Germany. Our experienced research team continuously ensures high data quality and updates the database at regular intervals. In this way, we ensure that you are holding a high-quality product in your hands. Thanks to our overview of the largest private equity funds in Germany, numerous investment professionals and managing directors of medium-sized companies were successful in their search for an equity investor. You too can benefit from our know-how.

The most important private equity companies in Germany: from global funds to small equity investors

Large global private equity companies such as Allianz Capital Partners or Triton are familiar to most finance professionals. But our investor directory goes far beyond the big funds and covers the entire German market. Thus, the list also includes smaller, specialised equity investors, which are of great importance especially for German medium-sized companies. By indicating the capital under management (if available) and the usual investment sizes, the appropriate PEs can be easily filtered out. Whether you are looking for a partner for management buy out (MBO), spin-off, restructuring, succession or growth – our address database will contain the perfect partner for your project. Even M&A consultancies, which already have a large network and their own database of relevant German private equity companies, were able to track down numerous new investment companies thanks to our overview.

Contained information of our Private Equity Germany overview

  • Contact details (postal address, e-mail, telephone number, management)
  • Investment sizes and sales of the target companies in EUR million
  • Assets under management if indicated
  • Geographic focus


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For these reasons, private equity investors are valuable contacts for managing directors, consultants and co.

In the public discussion, equity investors are often reduced to their activities in the context of restructuring and corporate recovery. However, this does not go far enough, as German private equity funds are sought-after partners for German SMEs. Private equity (PE) companies acquire shares in companies with the aim of reselling them for a multiple of the original price. To do so, they pool the money of financially strong investors and try to support the company on its way to success and increase profitability. This so-called buy & build approach has become increasingly relevant in recent years. There are various forms of private equity investments. PE companies make growth investments, provide support in company takeovers and spin-offs or successions and also implement management buyouts and buyins. Especially German family businesses and medium-sized companies trust in these equity partners to secure the future of the company and to be able to pursue their own plans.

Rely on the research experience and industry expertise of Researchgermany when generating leads

Researchgermany has specialized in making hard-to-understand industries accessible. This applies not only to private equity in Germany, but also to numerous other areas. Our lists are perfect for identifying and approaching experienced partners, especially in the investment sector. In market research, we analyse press releases and constantly monitor the investment market. This puts us in a position to track down relevant investors and investigate them in detail. With the help of our service, you no longer need to deal with research yourself and can directly contact the appropriate investment companies. Our international orientation enables us to cover additional European countries and to support our clients in attracting investors from abroad. In addition to the largest German private equity companies, we also offer, for example, overviews of the most important private equity funds in Switzerland or the largest equity investors from the UK.

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List of private equity investors in Germany

In the following we introduce you to some relevant German private equity investors. We present insights about their investment focus, portfolio companies and general information.

1. Triton Consulting Company GmbH

Triton is a private equity company based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, with offices in Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Scandinavian countries, New York and Shanghai. This makes its international presence clear. The company was founded in 1997 with funds from KfW, the World Bank and several Swedish family foundations. It is a German-Swedish initiative. The family of the now deceased IKEA founder Kamprad is also to be involved. The company is one of the most important private equity funds in Germany.

Since the Triton launch in 1997, more than 70 equity investments have been made. Currently (as of mid-2019) the investment portfolio comprises 38 companies, which together have an annual turnover of 14 billion euros and 72,000 employees. To date, the investment commitment has been made through eight closed-end funds, in which institutional investors “outside of Triton” are also involved – pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, foundations and insurance companies. The investment focus is on larger mid-sized companies – preferably in the service, consumer goods, healthcare and industrial sectors. In addition to equity investments, Triton also invests to a lesser extent in debt, through the Triton Debt Opportunities Fund (TDO).

Here are three examples of Triton investments:

– in June 2017, the Swedish company Akeab was acquired – a leading construction company in southern Sweden focusing on construction and excavation work in road construction;
– in December 2018, the Danish taxi service provider Dantaxi 4×4 – a transport company with a nationwide presence that has existed since 1937 – was acquired;
– One of the most recent commitments is the investment in Deutsche Radiologie Holding, a financing and management partner for successions in radiological, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy practices.

2. AUCTUS Capital Partners AG

AUCTUS Capital Partners is an independent, owner-managed Munich investment company that has been in existence since 2001. The business model consists of the acquisition of investments in medium-sized companies – with a focus on, but not limited to, private equity in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. AUCTUS invests directly itself, but also uses capital from external investors. Companies with an annual turnover between 10 million Euro and 150 million Euro, a stable and positive profit situation as well as good prospects are sought after for investments. The investment partners attach importance to a solid risk structure and excellent management.

When selecting investment partners AUCTUS focuses on specific investment occasions, typically

– upcoming successions;
– spin-offs from existing companies;
– constellations with management buy-ins (MBI) and management buy-outs (MBO);
– growth financing via equity capital increases;

A selection is also made on a sector-specific basis. AUCTUS concentrates on companies from the sectors of health care and healthcare, private education, business services, consumer goods and consumer services as well as on “hidden champions” from medium-sized industrial companies in niche segments. Since AUCTUS was founded, more than 150 investments have been made. Currently (mid 2019) the fund portfolio consists of 21 platform investments in a total of 50 companies. The fund capital amounts to more than EUR 500 million. Examples for current investments are:

– JR Holding: the JR Group of Companies in Ingolstadt is a temporary employment agency founded in 2009 with meanwhile more than 20 locations nationwide;
– Holmes Place Germany: is an operator of large-scale “luxury” fitness studios in premium locations in German cities;
– Team Electric: is a Finnish company with a global orientation and carries out electrical installations on cruise ships, ferries and yachts.

3. palero capital GmbH

palero capital is a Munich-based private equity fund that acquires stakes in companies with the aim of achieving sustained value growth through operational improvements. The investment focus is on companies spun off from corporate groups and companies in restructuring processes. palero capital not only wants to provide “fresh money” with its investments, but also to develop its investment partners in an advisory capacity and thus create added value.

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The companies included in the list can be found through various sources: Internet research, public registers, analysis of relevant news, investigation of relevant transactions, our extensive personal network. Hundreds of hours of detailed, high-quality research flow into each of our lists. All data points that we can enter via publicly available sources are included in our lists.

Every data point for which there is publicly available information is filled out in our lists. However, if we do not have an e-mail address or we do not know whether a company is investing in a particular area, we fill this field with an “n.a.”. In most cases we achieve a data coverage of over 90%. If you want to know the exact coverage of the list – e.g. how many e-mail addresses are available – our team will be happy to help you.

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Our lists include – if publicly available – address, telephone number, e-mail addresses and management names of the listed companies. For privacy reasons, we may only include information that is publicly available or provided by the companies. If no data points are available, there is an “n.a.” in the corresponding field.

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In Germany, contact is regulated by §7 UWG. Thus, postal advertising in the B2B sector is generally permitted. Contacting by telephone is permitted if the business contact is presumably interested. This is often also assumed for e-mail contact, as long as the contact is made once and the contact is not included in newsletters without being asked.
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The companies included in the lists can be contacted in various ways – by telephone, postal letter, e-mail, networks such as LinkedIn, jointly attended trade fairs. In order to establish successful contacts, it is particularly important to work on individualized addresses tailored to the respective companies. Mass letters are rarely successful. Instead, our customers are most successful when they adapt to the companies included in our lists, obtain information and then address them in a customized manner. Another successful approach is to contact them via LinkedIn, for example, by selecting the right contact person from our list and then addressing them via a consistent starting point. Intros” that are mediated via shared contacts are also a good step towards establishing contact. Also possible: at trade fairs visited together, you can use the trade fair lists to search specifically for companies included in the lists and make appointments for meetings.
In general: the more effort is put into the individual approach, the more successful it is. Think about what suitable starting points are, how you can deliver added value and show the addressed companies that you put a lot of effort into the contact. Many of our customers have already built up valuable and successful business relationships.


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