About us

We invest in small- and medium-sized companies.
Because we are one of them.

Our Team

Relationship Investors

Afinum has been founded in 2000. Large parts of the team knew each other well before that. The foundation of our success is the quality of our team.

The partnership-based apporach has been our most valuable asset for almost 20 years – making us one of the leading mid-cap investment firms in the German-speaking region today.

Sabine Arnold Management Assistant
Anton Bergmann Co-CFO
Michael Bönisch Managing Director Hong Kong
Dr. Thomas Bühler Managing Partner
Kerstin Diebenbusch Human Resources
Dr. Gernot Eisinger Managing Partner
Maximilian Fleck Associate
Conny Gerl Accounting
Anke Graebner Management Assistant
Robert Greitl CFO at Afinum
Andreas Hufnagl Associate
Dr. Jochen Klemmer Senior Partner
Doris Liedtke Accounting
Dr. Marcel Maier Associate
Jochen Martin Partner
Daniela-Alexa Raindl Management Assistant
Dr. Hermann Rock Lawyer, General Counsel
Kai Roolf Partner
Berthold Schmidt-Förger Partner
Torsten Schneider Investment Director
Dr. Philipp Schülin Senior Partner
Elias Tuerk Investment Director
Burkhard v. Wangenheim Partner
Our Philosophy

We are a supportive and dependable shareholder

To us, each company bears the same importance. We respect its autonomy and aim to preserve its corporate culture and identity. Our principal goal is to contribute substantially to the company’s development. We respect each person with its individual character and desire for a clear and credible future perspective.

Afinum responds to the individual situations of mid-market entrepreneurs and acts goal-oriented for companies and entrepreneurs, especially during the arrangement of succession situations.

We see ourselves as an interested and reasonable shareholder, who assists his portfolio companies and their management in achieving goals without constant interference in day-to-day operations. This has consistently proven to be the right approach in the mid-market segment.

Afinum invests industry agnostic. We believe that – with the right team – value creation potential can be developed and increased in most of the sectors and portfolio companies.

Working at Afinum

You share our values?
Then we would like to meet you.

Afinum continues to grow. For entrepreneurial personalities, we offer opportunities both in our investment teams in Munich and Zurich as well as in our portfolio companies.

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Our Track-Record

Investments of the last
almost 20 years

We are familiar with the typical challenges and growth areas of entrepreneurial, medium-sized companies.

Since the foundation of Afinum almost 20 years ago, we have successfully supported a large number of companies on their individual growth path.

2001
machalke

Upholstered furniture

2001
Kinshofer

Excavator attachments

2004
Bettmer

Promotion material

2004
Holmer

Agricultural technology

2005
Schaetti

Fine chemistry

2007
pinova

Paint and coatings

2009
erpo

Furniture

2010
Sinnex

Ship interior building

2011
Altendorf

Woodworking

2012
Alfmeier

Automotive supplier

2013Active
Thonet

High-end furniture

2014
copytrend

Document mgmt.

2014Active
Cotta

Furniture

2015Active
Empolis

Software / Big Data

2015
Engel & Völkers

Real estate services

2015Active
Schlote

Automotive supplier

2016Active
LIFTKET

Material handling

2016Active
Midoco

Mid-office software

2017Active
it Works

Out of Home Marketing

2018Active
Ventomaxx

Ventilation systems

2018Active
Ledlenser

Professional lighting

2019Active
FAST LTA

Storage solutions

2001
Sigg

Aluminum drinking bottles

2003
Swisshaus

Single-family homes

2004
Riester

Diagnostic instruments

2005
arwe

Fleet services

2007
d&b audiotechnik

Professional audio technology

2008Active
TKS

Renovation services

2010
caseking

PC components

2011
Orwo Net

Digital printing

2011
Schlotterer

Shutter systems

2013
k-uni

Thermal insulation

2014Active
Görtz

Shoe retail

2014Active
Meridian Spa&Fitness

Health services

2014
Let's Go Fitness

Fitness centers

2015
Avantgarde

Marketing agency

2015Active
ICONIA

PoP displays

2015Active
camano

Hosiery

2016Active
Kappa

Vision solutions

2017Active
Garz & Fricke

Embedded technologies

2018Active
Zeit für Brot

Organic food concept

2018Active
evitria

Antibody services

2019Active
all4golf

Golf equipment

Our Responsibility

A responsible approach to investment and ownership

ESG

A responsible and sustainable approach to investment and ownership is an essential part of our firm culture at Afinum. We see it as our obligation, to integrate environmental, social and corporate governance factors (“ESG”) into our investment decisions.

Responsible Investments

Afinum will at any time review, whether a potential investment is in accordance with the criteria for responsible investment based on the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) formulated by the UN.

Code of Conduct

For our portfolio companies, we implemented a set of guidelines (“Code of Conduct”) consisting of clear rules and processes to help our employees integrate and adhere to our ESG standards.

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