NORD Holding celebrates its 50th anniversary
Five decades of investments in SMEs
On June 13th, 2019, NORD Holding Unternehmensbeteiligungsgesellschaft mbH celebrates its 50th anniversary in Hanover. NORD Holding is expecting over 200 guests from all over Europe to the event. As a guest speaker, Friedrich Merz, Vice President of the Economic Council of the CDU and Chairman of the Atlantic Bridge, will speak about the currently challenging developments in Europe – in politics as well as for entrepreneurs.
Founded in 1969, NORD Holding is one of the oldest private equity companies in Europe and today has a leading position in the German investment market with assets under management of over € 2 billion. NORD Holding has continuously developed over the years and has capitalized on business opportunities that emerged in the market. For instance, NORD Holding started the Fund Investments Division in 2001. Moreover, the Direct Investments Division successfully raised their first fund in 2014, which invests parallel to NORD Holding’s evergreen structure. The investor base has been expanded continuously and today consists of banks, pension funds, insurance companies and family offices.
“In 50 years, we have established a strong market position around company successions and growth investments and with our NORD KB Fund Investments Division, we are the leading investors in European first-time, small-cap and mid-cap private equity funds. The Direct- and Fund Investments divisions are complementary to each other and have enabled the company to achieve dynamic growth”, explain NORD Holding’s Managing Directors, Andreas Bösenberg and Rainer Effinger, about the current business emphasis.
With an interdisciplinary team of almost 40 employees, NORD Holding directly invests between € 20 million and € 100 million in leading SMEs in the DACH region with strong growth potential. Since NORD Holding was founded, it has invested in over 200 companies. A broad established network and deep sector knowledge ensure early access to promising companies looking for reliable long-term partners.
Additionally, NORD Holding is a leading investor in private equity funds across Europe. With the Fund Investments Division, NORD Holding strongly focusses on operational improvement investment strategies. Furthermore, about half of the commitments are made to so-called first-time funds. With this strategy, NORD Holding makes an important contribution to the development of the European private equity sector, thereby achieving sustainable and strong returns for investors.
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About NORD Holding
With its 50-year history and over € 2.0 billion assets under management, NORD Holding is one of the leading private equity asset managers in Germany with a focus on direct and fund investments.
The fund investments division targets the small- and mid-cap segment of the European private equity market through primaries, secondaries and co-investments.
NORD Holding has a strong focus on emerging buyout managers, hands-on investment strategies and regularly acts as an anchor investor. The division manages € 1.3 billion and ranks among the top decile fund investment groups in Europe.
The direct investments division of NORD Holding focuses on structuring and financing company succession models, acquiring parts of larger groups/subsidiaries as well as on expansion financing of medium-sized companies. In contrast to most other financial investors, who only manage closed-end funds, NORD Holding acts as a so-called "evergreen fund", thereby investing from its own balance sheet with no maturity restrictions. Currently, the fund has interests in more than 15 companies in the DACH region.