Afinum invests funds that are predominantly used to acquire majority positions in medium-sized companies.
Our funds have the flexibility to structure tailor-made equity solutions for a variety of business situations.
Our principle: we invest as a team, together with our investors.
Founded in January 2000, Afinum is an independent mid-market investment company – fully owned by the Afinum partners
For almost 30 years, the management team is active in the private equity industry; the senior team has already worked together in the investment business for many years prior to Afinum
Afinum has offices in Munich, Zurich and Hong Kong
Since foundation of the investment company, Afinum has raised funds with committed equity of approx. 1.4 billion EUR; currently Afinum has approx. 1.1 billion EUR equity capital under management
Since 2000, Afinum has invested in about 80 companies, with consolidated turnover of approx. 2.6 billion EUR and approx. 19,000 employees
Flexible transaction structures based on long-term experience, especially in entrepreneurial succession situations and corporate carve-outs
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.
With Afinum, we have found the perfect partner who, with a lot of commitment and clear ideas about the value drivers and a mission statement, drives us and the company forward. A challenge that will put It Works in a completely different league in the public media sector.
For us as management, in addition to a good personal relationship, the understanding of our business model was very important. Afinum clearly differentiated itself positively in this respect during the process.
With Afinum, we have won an experienced and entrepreneurial partner who has guided Ledlenser back to independence through a professional carve-out management.
Together with Afinum, we successfully organized the succession and were able to grow the business significantly through organic and inorganic measures.
In order to achieve our investment goals, we need to have the right investors. These are on the one hand, well-respected entrepreneur families, who possess a deep understanding of mid-market businesses. In addition to capital, these investors provide us with valuable know-how.
On the other hand, our investor base comprises inter alia well-known asset managers, insurance companies, banks, pension funds. Afinum’s investors are typically based in our target regions; which means, they understand the country-specific challenges and value drivers of our portfolio companies.
Due to our investors base and structure, we are independent, quick in decision-making and flexible. Our team also invests substantial amounts of its own money, thereby fully aligning our interests with the ones of our investors.
A responsible approach to investment and ownership
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.
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.
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.