Our Approach

We Stand for Trust,
Passion and Integrity

Our Approach

We Want to Contribute to
Continuing the Success Story
of German SMEs

To this end, we draw on more than 150 years of bundled investment and entrepreneurial expertise in our team and can thus provide entrepreneurs with the following relevant measures for our accompanied companies as part of a “best-of-best” approach.
  • Professionalization of the structure
  • Invest growth capital and resources
  • Increase transparency through modern reporting and controlling tools
  • Optimize internal and external processes
  • Continuous expansion of the existing sales structure
  • Expansion of customer groups and thus sales diversification
  • Support for inorganic growth through acquisitions and their integration
  • Create space for the entrepreneur and thus become owner-independent
  • Establishment of a second management level
  • Win-win partnership at eye level
  • Living understanding for Mittelstand companies
  • Sustainability of the company structure and integration of ESG
  • “Beyond Capital” sparring partner for companies
  • Capital strength
  • Owner-managed
  • Operational optimization
  • Growth potential
  • Improving value creation
  • Accelerated growth
  • Reduce dependence on key people
  • Integration of an established governance and compliance structure
  • Professional structure and management
  • Strong financials and reporting
  • Exposure to a high number of potential buyers
  • Optimization of processes

Our Philosophy

At Beyond Capital Partners, we firmly believe that economic success beyond the capital invested depends first and foremost on the trust, passion and integrity of the actors involved.
We THINK Beyond Capital
We stand for sustainable investing, anticipate trends and developments and support Mittelstand companies in their sustainable growth.
We ACT Beyond Capital
We successfully implement entrepreneurial and innovative solutions as well as market-oriented strategies and design operational value creation processes together with our investments.
We CONTRIBUTE Beyond Capital
We accompany entrepreneurs in far-reaching change processes, jointly assume our social responsibility and dedicate our actions to sustainable success.

Our Investment Criteria

Proven Strategy for Sustainable Value Enhancement

Lower Mid-Cap Buy-out in German-Speaking Countries
We acquire majorities in medium-sized companies in which the selling entrepreneur wants to continue to hold a stake and remain in the day-to-day management.
Revenues
We invest in companies with revenues between EUR 10 million and EUR 50 million.
EBITDA
We only acquire profitable companies that have historically generated between EUR 1 million and EUR 5 million EBITDA per year.
Region
Our investments are headquartered in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Industries
We focus on the asset-light areas of B2B services, IT services, software, healthcare & well-being, lifestyle and entertainment.
Asset Light
We invest in companies without high capital commitments.
Growth Companies
We focus on profitable companies in scalable, fragmented markets with high growth and value creation potential, which we develop sustainably.
Companies in Transformation
We accompany entrepreneurs who are facing structural changes and planning the next growth step, such as succession planning, buy-and-build and internationalization.

Our Range of Services

Creating Value Together

Company Succession
Development of joint solutions that maintain the continuity and success of the company.
Change of Shareholders
Support in the reorganization of complex shareholder structures, taking into account the different interests.
Organic Growth & Expansion through Acquisitions
Acceleration of profitable growth by providing equity and management know-how to improve the company's own growth as well as by acquiring suitable competitors to improve the market position.
Operational Efficiency
Optimization of the entrepreneurial value chain through sensible measures to increase efficiency. A permanent increase in additional personnel is just as much our goal as the modernization of internal processes through digitization and the creation of more transparency for the management.
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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.