Working with us and our approach to Value Creation

“Mittelstand” Family Business Heritage and Experience

Our team’s experience and heritage in family owned businesses gives us a unique understanding of the culture and key issues affecting private and family owned business. Coming from leading European family businesses, both small and large, Eisvogel’s management team is uniquely qualified to support the owners of small and medium sized companies looking for partners to fund the next stage of growth. We have deep sector expertise, a open and flexible approach to deal making, a long term view and we recognise the importance of considering all stakeholders of a business, not just the shareholders.

A Prudent approach to leverage and a Hands on approach to Value Creation

Rather than leverage we prefer to rely on strong management and hands on operational support. We create value mainly by realising yet untapped potential for sales and earnings growth. We focus on strategic initiatives to increase sales and on operational improvements to achieve process efficiencies. We assemble for each company a specific Advisory Board with relevant sector and/or situational experience to support management.

An Open and Flexible Approach to Deal Making

As entrepreneurs investing our own capital through a holding company we have none of the constraints of private equity funds. We prefer to deal in an open and honest manner, and have the flexibility to come up with a structure that fits all parties and situations. We invest both minority and majority positions, and can also invest across the capital structure.

Long Term View

As a holding company we have the freedom and the flexibility to identify and implement for each company a tailor-made solution. For management teams this means they have the opportunity to realise long-term strategic objectives for their company and ensure the sustainability of any business transformation.