Wolf-Henning Scheider becomes CEO of Private Equity at Partners Group
Zug (Switzerland) — Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm, announces the appointment of Wolf-Henning Scheider as Partner and Head of Private Equity. Mr. Scheider will be based at the company’s headquarters in Baar-Zug, Switzerland. Mr. Scheider to replace David Layton, Partners Group’s Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), as Head of Private Equity. Mr. Layton had retained leadership of the private equity division after being named co-CEO in 2018 and sole CEO in 2021.
Mr. Scheider is currently CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management of the ZF Group, a global
Technology company that manufactures systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology and generates sales of over 38 billion euros.
Previously, he served as CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of the MAHLE Group. Mr. Scheider began his career at Robert Bosch in 1987 and later became a member of the company’s Board of Management.
At Partners Group, Mr. Scheider will focus specifically on the firm’s control private equity portfolio, which is focused on four verticals: Goods & Products, Health & Life, Services and Technology. This portfolio includes more than 100 companies in 23 countries and and employs more than 250,000 people as of March 31, 2022.
David Layton, Partner and CEO of Partners Group, says: “We are delighted to welcome Wolf to Partners Group. While the term ‘private equity’ conjures up a Wall Street image for some, our private equity approach today is about building businesses — it’s about entrepreneurial leadership, strategy,
operational excellence and culture. With more than three decades of senior management experience, Wolf is ideally positioned to deepen the operational expertise that underlies our transformative investment efforts.”
Wolf-Henning Scheider, comments: “After a long career in industry leading companies to success, I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute my experience to Partners Group’s broad portfolio. I look forward to working with the impressive private equity team to execute the firm’s strategy of transformative investing. Partners Group’s emphasis on entrepreneurial ownership as a driver of investment performance means that Partners Group places a high value on operational experience.
With its unique operating model and strong track record, Partners Group Partners Group has attracted a number of top operators to its investment teams. The firm recently announced the appointment of Ben Breier as Partner and Head of the U.S. Private Equity Health & Life industry vertical. Prior to joining Partners Group, Mr. Breier had many years of experience in the healthcare sector,
most recently as CEO of Kindred Healthcare, one of the largest providers of healthcare services in the United States.
Steffen Meister, Executive Chairman of the Board, Partners Group, added: “At Partners Group, we believe that the public and private markets are swapping roles and that the private market will be the one responsible for the growth and sustainability of the real economy in the future. As the industry grows into this role, we can learn from successful industrial and technology conglomerates that share the several characteristics with today’s private market companies and their diversified asset portfolios. The best companies are characterized by strategic rigor, industrial logic and operational value creation — all critical tools for building businesses. For this reason, we selectively recruit experienced employees from market-leading companies into management positions within our investment business. We welcome Wolf and Ben to Partners Group and look forward to working with them.”
About Partners Group
Partners Group is a leading global private markets firm. Since 1996, the firm has invested over USD 170 billion in private equity, private real estate, private debt and private infrastructure on behalf of its clients around the world. Partners Group is a committed, responsible investor and strives to
through active participation in and development of growing companies, attractive
Real estate and important infrastructure. With over $127 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2021, Partners Group manages a broad range of institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds sovereign wealth funds, family offices and individuals around the world. The company employs more than 1,500
professionals in 20 offices worldwide and has regional headquarters in Baar-Zug, Switzerland;
Denver, USA, and Singapore. The company has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 2006 (symbol: PGHN). www.partnersgroup.com