For over 50 years, NORD Holding has invested in well-positioned, mid-sized companies in the German-speaking countries.
Today’s market leaders & the “hidden champions” of tomorrow
At NORD Holding, we truly believe in investing in mid-sized companies that are, or have the potential to be, market leaders with proven and profitable business models. We look towards companies in growing markets with favourable dynamics. The companies we target typically generate between €20 and €500 million in revenues with an EBITDA of between €5 and €15 million. Of course, this is flexible, as what matters to us is the amount of equity: our equity investments range from €25 million up to €50 million per company.
Entrepreneurial partnership with entrepreneurs, management teams and corporates
We support management buyouts (MBO / MBI), family succession (generational transition), growth capital (growth funding), corporate divesture (spin-off / carve-out), and secondary (long-term investor) situations, enabling us to work closely with exceptional management teams or founders. At NORD Holding, we provide highly flexible, tailor-made equity solutions to cater the demands of shareholders, management and the company itself for majority acquisitions (> 50%), as well as minority stakes at high-growth companies (of at least 30%).
NORD Holding as a long-term shareholder
We firmly believe that each company requires a tailored equity structure. Our aim is to provide the solid financing that each company needs to pursue its long-term growth strategy. Most of the investments take the form of equity capital, although a degree of external financing is possible if required. The structure of the financing funds should support the growth path, not hamper it.
As with every decision NORD Holding takes, this is ultimately in the best interests of the company. One of our core beliefs is that a lack of capital should never be allowed to limit the growth and development of a company. For this reason, NORD Holdings offers evergreen funds with no maturity restrictions.
Hands-on support through experience, expertise and experts
At NORD Holding, we actively support our portfolio companies in reaching their full potential. Our aim is to create real value that lasts far beyond the time of our ownership. In line with the NORD Holding philosophy, we provide both expertise and equity to develop innovative products, enter new markets, make strategic acquisitions, or implement operational improvements. Our companies also benefit from our global network of management, industry experts and operating partners, who can make valuable contributions to growth strategies.
We have a wealth of experience and expertise with business models in: smart industries, business services, software and technology, as well as new consumer and healthcare. Specialisation and sector know how makes us a partner for you.
Software & Technology
New Consumer & Healthcare
NORD Holding has developed a comprehensive set of value creation levers to support companies from operational improvement to growth strategies. The key objective of these levers is to drive a company’s sustainable growth. Levers are deployed flexibly, depending on the company’s needs.