Afinum for Business Partners

From business partners
to business friends

Afinum

Entrepreneurial
Empathic.

We say what we mean and we do what we say. This attitude has always characterized the way we do business with our partners.

Afinum invests in long-term trusted relationships. That’s why we act with commitment, perseverance and are also open to new ways.

Our main priciple: establish professional proximity with our partners in order to achieve entrepreneurial success together.

During the transaction process, Afinum acted with empathy and sensitivity with regards to the individual needs of the owner family.

Daniel SchaettiFormer shareholder, Schaetti AG
Investment criteria

Customized solutions for your client.
Find out, if we could fit to your business:

In which companies do we invest?

The companies we invest in typically fulfil the following criteria:

  • Established and successful medium-sized companies – we do not invest in start-ups or restructuring situations
  • Companies with headquarters in Germany, Switzerland, Austria or neighboring countries
  • Intact market with clear growth perspectives
Typical investment situations
  • Owner successions
  • Corporate Carve-Outs
  • Management Buy-out/ Management Buy-ins
  • Buy and build concepts
  • Simplification of the shareholder structure
  • Growth financing
Relevant size criteria

Buy-out Fund 2017 has a total size of 410 Mio. EUR. equity capital. This allows us to realize the following transactions:

  • Majority positions up to 100% shareholdings
  • Sales tipically between 25 – 500 Mio. EUR
  • Enterprise values between 25 – 150 Mio. EUR
What do we offer?
  • We are a reliable partner before, during and after the transaction and have a broad experience from past successful investments
  • Moderate financing structures with low leverage ratios
  • Local legal structures without LuxCo, Guernsey or other offshore structures
  • No involvement in day-to-day business; Afinum sees itself as an active entrepreneur and sparring partner for the management team – we do, however, actively support our firms with i.e. the recruitment of personnel, additional add-on acquisitions or access to our network
Our Industries

Industries in which we have successfully invested so far

The company represented by you is active in a niche?
All the better.

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 across portfolio companies.

Our team has a broad sector experience and in most industries we have access to relevant experts through our network.

Investments
by industry
  • Industry & Technology

    Ledlenser, Garz & Fricke, LIFTKET, Kappa optronics, d&B audio

  • Consumer goods & Retail

    Zeit für Brot, ICONIA, ONSKINERY, Görtz, Caseking, Bettmer, SIGG

  • Industrials

    Schlote, Altendorf, Alfmeier, Schlotterer, Sinnex, Pinova, Schaetti, Holmer, Kinshofer

  • Software & Media

    IT WORKS, Midoco, Empolis, Avantgarde, Orwo

  • Furniture industry

    COTTA, THONET, Erpo, Machalke

  • Healthcare & Wellness

    evitira, Meridian Spa, Let's Go Fitness, Riester

  • Construction & Real estate

    Ventomaxx, Engel & Völkers, k-uni, Swisshaus

  • Business services

    Copytrend, TKS, Arwe

Does your company fit to one of our current portfolio companies?

Our corporate family

Equity capital

We are currently investing from our 5th buyout fund generation :

Fund size

  • Buy-out Fund 2017 (Afinum Achte Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG)
  • Fund volume: 410 Mio. EUR equity capital

Focus areas

  • Owner successions
  • Corporate Carve-Outs
  • Management Buy-out/ Management Buy-ins
  • Buy and build concepts
  • Simplification of the shareholder structure
  • Growth financing

Investment criteria

  • Majority positions up to 100% shareholdings
  • Sales tipically between 25 – 500 Mio. EUR
  • Enterprise values between 25 – 150 Mio. EUR
  • Companies with headquarters in Germany, Switzerland, Austria or neighboring countries

One last step

Get in contact with us!

Are you working on a potential transaction that could be interesting to us? We are happy to provide you with a general confidentiality agreement.

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