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Beyond Capital Partners invests in ECD International GmbH, one of the leading experiential marketing agencies in the premium segment

Beyond Capital Partners Fund III, a fund advised by Beyond Capital Partners GmbH (“BCP”), acquired a majority shareholding in ECD International Holding GmbH (“ECD”), based in Stuttgart. The closing took place on August 31, 2023. ECD International Holding GmbH was founded by Alexander Osterwald and Jörn Pfotenhauer in Stuttgart in

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Beyond Capital Partners invests in Holger Grelck Forstbaumschulen, one of the leading forest tree nurseries on the German market

Beyond Capital Partners Fund III, a fund advised by Beyond Capital Partners GmbH (“BCP”), acquired a majority shareholding in Holger Grelck Forstbaumschulen GmbH (“HGF”), based in Halstenbek near Hamburg. The closing took place in September 2023. HGF is one of the leading German forest nurseries for the cultivation of premium

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Beyond Capital Partners’ investment Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH expands further through the acquisition of Clamex Gebäudereinigung GmbH

Beyond Capital Partners’ investment Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH expands further through the acquisition of Clamex Gebäudereinigung GmbH June 2023 Munich Beyond Capital Partners Fund II, a fund advised by the investment company Beyond Capital Partners GmbH (“BCP”), has acquired 100% of the shares in Braunschweig-based Clamex Gebäudereinigung GmbH (“Clamex”) through

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Beyond Capital Partners invests in Holger Grelck Forstbaumschulen, one of the leading forest tree nurseries on the German market

Beyond Capital Partners Fund III, a fund advised by Beyond Capital Partners GmbH (“BCP”), acquired a majority shareholding in Holger Grelck Forstbaumschulen GmbH (“HGF”), based in Halstenbek near Hamburg. The closing took place in September 2023. HGF is one of the leading German forest nurseries for the cultivation of premium forest seedlings and grows many

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Beyond Capital Partners’ investment Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH expands further through the acquisition of Clamex Gebäudereinigung GmbH

Beyond Capital Partners’ investment Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH expands further through the acquisition of Clamex Gebäudereinigung GmbH June 2023 Munich Beyond Capital Partners Fund II, a fund advised by the investment company Beyond Capital Partners GmbH (“BCP”), has acquired 100% of the shares in Braunschweig-based Clamex Gebäudereinigung GmbH (“Clamex”) through its portfolio investment Dr. Hoffmann

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"Even after 20 years, our desire for something new has not yet been satisfied. Together with Beyond Capital Partners, we want to reach the next level, bring our agency forward, open up new target groups and locations and attract new employees.”

Alexander Osterwald,
Founder and Managing Director von ECD International

Alexander Osterwald,
Founder and Managing Director von ECD International

"For us, Beyond Capital Partners is the ideal partner, as we are pursuing the same vision – to become one of Europe's leading experiential marketing agencies"

Jörn Pfotenhauer,
Founder and Managing Director von ECD International

Jörn Pfotenhauer,
Founder and Managing Director von ECD International

Portfolio

ECD International Holding GmbH

Purchase: August 2023

Key Figures at the Time of Acquisition

EUR 10-15 Mio.
Turnover

20 %
EBITDA

25
Employees

Value Creation Levers

Operational Improvements
  • Expansion of digital skills (apps, AI tools)
  • Process optimization / efficiency enhancement
Organic Growth
  • Hiring new employees
  • Attracting new customers
  • Cross-selling potential with existing customers
  • Opening of new lcoations: national and international expansion
  • Diversification of service portfolio
  • Increasing brand awareness
Inorganic Growth
  • Acquisition of specialist agencies

Current Portfolio Companies

ECD International Holding GmbH

Agency
ECD International is a multidisciplinary and internationally active full-service agency in the premium and luxury segment and offers first-class services such as brand management, live marketing, communication, creative work, guest relations and CRM programs for a demanding target group.

 

Holger Grelck Forstbaumschulen GmbH

Forestry
Holger Grelck Forstbaumschulen is one of the leading forest nurseries for seedling production in Germany and has over 100 ha of cultivable land in the Halstenbek area near Hamburg.

Soft & Cloud GmbH​

Software Distribution

Soft & Cloud is one of the leading providers of used standard software in Germany and partner for digital solutions as well as consultant for IT issues for business-to-business customers.

 

Ank Sanitätshaus + Orthopädietechnik GmbH

Healthcare

The ANK Group is the leading medical supply store group in Rhineland-Palatinate with a focus on medical supply and rehabilitation technology solutions for its customers.

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH

Industrial Cleaning

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH, based in Munich, is an established and owner-managed company for over 30 years and a nationwide facility cleaning service provider.

Wiethe Content GmbH

E-Commerce

The Wiethe Content Group is the largest e-commerce photo studio in Europe and an innovation leader in the area of ​​CGI and digitalization.

Xortec GmbH

Security and Data Communication Solutions
Xortec is a leading value-added distributor for integrated video surveillance and data communication solutions. The company’s focus is on the distribution of professional video surveillance solutions and a comprehensive range of accompanying services.

OUNDA GmbH

Optometry and Acoustics

Under the brand name “Klein, aber fein “, and with 110 shops across Germany, OUNDA is the leading group of premium opticians and acoustic solution providers in Germany.

BigCityBeats GmbH

Lifestyle & Entertainment