Investment Focus

Thinking in Terms of Generations.

Nurturing the future of a life’s work.

The longer your investment horizon, the more important it is to ensure a solid foundation. We don’t think in quarters or years, but in generations.

Long-termism requires the ability to deal with dissent, and cope with conflict, because things will not always be the way we want them to be. But ultimately, this is how we learn. Unpredictability and uncertainty are motivational factors for progress.

„Instead of complicated visions, sometimes all you need is a simple picture: stay grounded.“

Family undertakings, family values.

There is no limit to the holding period of our investments, and we do not actively pursue sales. Our goal is to develop the companies we have invested in and support them over the long haul. That is why we invest in a solid foundation and a strong infrastructure, also considering assets that may not directly make a balance sheet contribution – such as loyal employees or a resilient corporate culture. 

We know how family businesses think and run, and we are serious about any mandate that involves leading a life’s work into the future.

  • The funds for our investments originate entirely and permanently from private and institutional investors based in Germany.
  • We focus on qualified non-controlling investments – or on controlling investments – in SMEs.
  • Driven by our own entrepreneurial spirit, we prefer to invest in family-owned or founder-led businesses.
  • Leveraging the expertise of key members of staff, we make sure that core ESG and tech skills are integrated into the process right from the beginning.

How we select our investments

We know exactly what and whom we want to support:


  • Clear strategy
  • Ambition
  • Integrity


  • Sustainable growth
  • Market leader or “hidden champion” in a niche
  • High entry barriers


    Potential for efficiency and value enhancement through:
  • value-added management
  • digital transformation
  • ESG


  • Revenue of €10-100 million, high share of recurring revenue
  • EBITDA of at least €1 million
  • Sustainably high free cash flows (cash conversion)
  • Positive net working capital

Andrea Merker

Office Manager

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Andrea Merker

Office Manager