Advent International started investing in Germany in 1984, establishing a Frankfurt-based advisory team in 1991. Other markets covered by the Frankfurt team are Austria and Switzerland.
Today, Frankfurt is one of the 10 offices which form Advent’s pan-European network, and one of 5 offices in Western Europe. In total, we have made 20 investments in Germany, spanning the majority of Advent’s five core sectors including Retail, Industrial, Chemicals, Healthcare and Media.
Staffed by a deal team of 16 professionals, our investments range from corporate carve-outs and management buyouts, and across growth scenarios including domestic and international expansion and strategic repositioning.
Advent International follows the guidelines on transparency and disclosure for private equity firms produced by the BVK Large Buyout Group in Germany.
Recent German investments include:
Douglas Holding - A leading European retail conglomerate
GFKL Financial Services AG - Leading independent financial service provider for private debt collection and debt purchase
H.C. Starck - Manufacturer of refractory metals, advanced ceramics and electronic chemicals.
MEDIAN Kliniken- Leading independent rehabilitation care provider in Germany
Oxea - Consolidation play for leading global oxo chemicals producer.
Takko - International expansion of a leading European value fashion retailers.