HANNOVER Finanz’s strategic approach

HANNOVER Finanz invests on average for between eight and ten years in medium sized enterprises operating in structurally sound, stable and growing industries. Together with majority investments in cases of corporate succession, management buy-outs (MBOs), management buy-ins (MBIs), spin-offs and carve-offs, HANNOVER Finanz is one of the few private equity houses in Germany which also offers to participate as a minority shareholder in certain cases. The investment horizon is long-term, as the institutional investors have provided their capital on a long-term basis. The “evergreen” funds of the HANNOVER Finanz Group are unlimited in duration.

There is no concentration on any particular industry. Companies from any sector which are well positioned on the market and have a demonstrably favourable growth forecast are at the right address with HANNOVER Finanz. These also include businesses which have overcome upheavals and are once again on course to growth. The target companies come from a wide range of sectors in manufacturing industry, trading and services. Their annual sales should be at least 20 million euros. HANNOVER Finanz attaches great importance to the quality of the management.

HANNOVER Finanz regards itself as an equity capital partner who does not intervene in day to day operational business but rather attaches importance to participation in the strategic decision-making processes using the vehicle of an advisory or supervisory board. The private equity partner’s multidisciplinary team contributes broad and profound experience from over 200 completed investment projects and individually tailored participation models. The paramount aim – for the benefit of all those involved – is to increase the value of the business and the success of both parties during the partnership. For almost 40 years now, fair dealings with all business partners have been a constant practice and a matter of course.

Advantages
  • Many years of experience
  • Business-minded approach in a spirit of fair partnership
  • Long-term investment horizon
  • Independence from banks
  • No limitation to particular industries
  • No obligation to distribute profits in full
  • No intervention in day to day business
  • Large investment capacity
  • Extensive international network