NORD Holding launches new Euro 125 million small cap fund
Hanover / Frankfurt a. M. — The investment company NORD Holding is launching a small cap fund with a target volume of approximately € 125 million. This is accompanied by the opening of a new office in Frankfurt am Main with a small cap team that has been well established for many years. Equity investments of up to € 25 million per investment in medium-sized companies in the DACH region with an EBITDA of up to € 5 million (majority investments and selective minorities) are to be made.
NORD Holding, with its more than 50-year history and successful track record in the mid cap segment, is expanding its activities in the German-speaking small cap sector. The new small cap vehicle will be provided with € 50 million by NORD Holding so that the first investments can be made immediately. The target volume of the new small cap fund is € 125 million, which will be provided by NORD Holding’s existing investor network and new fund investors.
The strategic expansion of the NORD Holding activities is a continuation of the successful growth course of the traditional company from Hanover. Most recently, NORD Holding was already one of the most active German medium-sized investors in 2020 and 2021.
The value creation approach for the strategic further development of the portfolio companies and the focus on sectors and digitization will also be pursued by the small cap team in the future. Thus, the new portfolio companies benefit from the broad expertise of the entire NORD Holding organization.
For the new office in Frankfurt am Main a complete team around Jan Markus Drees could be won. In addition to him, Maximilian Finkbeiner, Johannes Fleck (photo) and Margarita Decker are also moving to NORD Holding. The team has a successful track record and many years of collaboration.
Andreas Bösenberg (photo left), Managing Director of NORD Holding, says: “Setting up a dedicated small cap fund is the logical development of NORD Holding’s successful growth course. We are pleased to welcome our new colleagues.”
About NORD Holding
With a history of more than 50 years and assets under management of € 2.5 billion, NORD Holding is one of the leading private equity and asset management companies in Germany (www.nordholding.de). The focus is on the business areas of direct investments and fund investments.
The focus of the direct business is on the structuring and financing of corporate succession models, the acquisition of group divisions/subsidiaries and the expansion financing of medium-sized companies. In contrast to most other financial investors, who only manage time-limited funds, NORD Holding acts as a so-called “evergreen fund” with no time limit and invests from its own balance sheet. The company is currently involved with more than 15 companies in Germany and other German-speaking countries.
The Fund Investments business unit targets the micro and small cap segment of mid-market-oriented private equity funds in Europe. The focus here is on primary, secondary and co-investments. NORD Holding focuses strongly on buyout managers newly established on the market, operational investment strategies and also regularly acts as an anchor investor.