After a weak start, the German equity capital market picked up at the end of 2012: "With a figure of € 5.84 billion, investments almost reached the level of the previous year," says Chairman of the Executive Board...
"During periods of economic uncertainty, investors are cautious and wary of making new investments and this also currently applies to the private equity market. Having said that, we expect a clear improvement in the...
Wincor Nixdorf: Successful in difficult times
Turning an east Westphalian family business into a darling of the stock exchange: With the support of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners (GSCP), Wincor Nixdorf succeeded in becoming autonomous, after the company had been separated from Siemens. Furthermore, the company got itself enlisted in the stock exchange and...More All Case Studies
Solarlite GmbH: Ecological and innovative thanks to private equity
Germany sees the solar energy sector as an industry of the future. German solar energy companies are strong, especially in the new federal states, even small companies with pioneering technologies in niche markets. Solarlite GmbH from Duckwitz in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is one such company, operating in the parabolic trough technology sector.More All Case Studies
Cognis GmbH: Long-term investment leads to successful international Growth
It was in every newspaper: in June 2010, the speciality chemistry company Cognis was sold to BASF Group. Cognis employs more than 2,000 people in Germany - and as many as 5,500 around the world - and recently recorded around EUR 2.6 billion in annual sales. The company was financed for almost ten years by private equity firms and is a...More All Case Studies