Our Investment Strategy

Criteria Situations Sector Experience

Our Participation Situations

Management Buy-out / Buy-in
We support management teams in acquiring their own company in a management buy-out or buy-in.

Many owners of small and mid-sized companies are faced with the issue of finding a new owner for their business should they wish to retire and/or diversify their financial interests. A transfer in ownership to an external investor is one option.
Our commitment to the sustainable and strategic development of the companies we invest in combined with our cultural sensitivity towards family owned businesses make Virthos a competent and trustworthy partner
We welcome a re-investment by the owner-family and are open to consider their exit in stages.

Growth capital
Many industrial niche players are globally active, often in fragmented markets.
We aim to realise the growth potential of the companies we invest in. Expanding the distribution and sales network, developing new geographies, or acquiring a competitor are strategic options we are familiar with and which we support with capital, know-how and our network of contacts.

Corporate spin-off
Carving out a business from another organisation and the subsequent establishment of its own management and control structure is a complex process, with which we have familiarity.
Each company we invest in is a “core” business for us and receives the required support from Virthos and our sector experts.

Many companies work under an inadequate capital structure hampering value creation and stifling growth. Injecting additional equity capital can help unlock market opportunities.
For Virthos, the company’s prospects and its business plan determine the appropriate capital structure, not vice versa.

Take Private or Private Investment in a Public Entity
Many listed companies are simply too small to receive sufficient coverage by analysts and interest from institutional investors. Being publicly listed, on the other hand, is costly and time consuming for management.
We can help take the company private to develop and grow the business outside public scrutiny and without the short-term focus on quarterly earnings.
We also consider taking a minority position in a public company.