Our investment portfolio – growth-oriented, just like the "Mittelstand"
Small and medium-sized enterprises are the heart of the economy in the German-speaking regions. They produce innovative products and business models, many of which are world leaders. They are connected to the people in the region and take responsibility for the future. They secure jobs and create personal and social prosperity.
In brief – the "Mittelstand" is the backbone of economic success in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Odewald KMU invests in this area – selectively, aiming at majority investments and systematically value-adding. Always with the goal of securing the identity and future viability of traditional family businesses, developing them and growing together with them.
The strength of Odewald KMU is a "Mittelstand"-oriented business mindset embedded in our culture and past. All Partners who bear responsibility with us come from the "Mittelstand" sector themselves and have borne management responsibility in various companies for many years. That's why we speak the language of the "Mittelstand", know its challenges in practice, and are well connected in it. This distinguishes us from many other investment companies.
Our investment principles are derived from this self-image – for the benefit of all, because we seek dialogue and exchange in a spirit of partnership with the previous owners, the management and the employees of our portfolio companies in everything we do.
We jointly develop the future strategy and a tailor-made financing concept – conservatively calculated, customised to the actual capital requirements, and implemented in a way that is as future-orientated as it is identity-preserving.
This is our value proposition. In this way, we give companies in succession and growth situations both the technical and financial freedom to systematically exploit their previously unused potential and to grow sustainably. For the future. For a value-adding collaboration and many joint successes.