Growth at HANNOVER Finanz: Robert Pauli new partner
Hanover — He has been active in the investment business for more than 20 years: Robert Pauli (photo), a graduate engineer, comes from a family business himself and knows what makes medium-sized companies tick. At HANNOVER Finanz, an equity partner specializing in SMEs, his responsibilities include portfolio development.
Robert Pauli has been a partner in the HANNOVER Finanz Group since March 2020. The 46-year-old comes from a medium-sized family business in Cologne and discovered his passion for the investment business early on. “Private equity should help to maintain medium-sized companies and support them in succession and growth,” is Robert Pauli’s conviction. After studying electrical engineering in Cologne, the graduate engineer went on to study business in London, graduating with an M.A. in Business and Management. He then joined the investment company Nord Holding in 1999 and was involved in numerous corporate transactions. He was employed at the investment company, which originally belonged to NordLB, until 2017 — most recently as a member of the management board and was responsible for portfolio development. From 2017, the father of two and convinced Hanoverian by choice managed epa Dosiertechnik GmbH in Cologne, where he arranged the succession in his parents’ business. He will continue to be associated with his family business as a shareholder.
About the HANNOVER Finanz Group
Founded in 1979, the HANNOVER Finanz Group has more than 40 years of experience as an equity partner for SMEs. The private equity house based in Hanover and Vienna is one of the first venture capitalists for the D‑A‑CH region in Germany. Well-known companies such as Fielmann, Rossmann and AIXTRON have realized their growth with equity capital from the HANNOVER Finanz Group and taken advantage of its entrepreneurial support. The Group also invests in company successions and medium-sized structured carve-outs or spin-offs. The basis for the long-term investments in medium-sized companies are the currently five active evergreen funds with an unlimited term.
The investors are mainly insurance companies or professional pension funds. HANNOVER Finanz’s commitments range from traditional industries to trade and new technologies. Since its foundation, the equity partner for SMEs has been growing continuously, and with it the number of successfully completed investments. Investment opportunities are mainly growth financing and succession planning for solid medium-sized companies with annual sales of 20 million euros or more. In addition to majority shareholdings, the HANNOVER Finanz Group is one of the few investment companies in Germany to acquire minority interests. The portfolio currently includes 35 companies.