Our investment criteria

Financing medium-sized companies

VR Equitypartner offers tailor-made equity and mezzanine financing options to medium-sized companies. As a partner, we are a flexible and reliable.

The benefits

of partnering with VR Equitypartner

Tailor-made

We individually tailor our financing solutions - mezzanine financing, as well as majority and minority shareholdings - to suit your needs.

We invest across all industries

We do not exclude any industries. We consider all proposals from medium-sized companies. We invest in:

  • established medium-sized companies, especially family enterprises,
  • companies with their headquarters in German-speaking countries,
  • sustainable business models supported by experienced management, positive cash flow and prospects for growth.

Our capital is our own

We are never under any yield-driven pressure to exit because VR Equitypartner is not a fund.

How we approach company successions: We are committed to the following principles:

  • ensuring that none of our investments are burdened by excessively high debt,
  • a sense of partnership between majority and minority shareholders,
  • applying no selling pressure and setting no pre-determined exit time frame,
  • trusting in qualified management, not restricting companies in their operational decision-making,
  • showing active engagement as a shareholder and strategic partner, supporting our portfolio companies with management know-how and our network of experts.

We aim to hold our interests - both majority and minority shareholdings - for a period of five to eight years. However, longer holding periods are also possible if considered necessary.

Our services

Mezzanine

With mezzanine financing you combine the advantages of equity and debt - together with high flexibility with regards to important conditions. You can fund long-term investment plans or strengthen the company's capital structure without having to relinquish any company shares.

Direct investments

As an equity investor valued for our expertise and reliability, we support companies in the implementation of their growth plans. At the same time, you - the entrepreneur - continue to enjoy operational and decision-making freedom. Whether we hold a majority or minority stake, we do not interfere with day-to-day management and we remain a temporary shareholder.

Regional offering

Small and medium-sized innovative tech and growth companies can strengthen their economic base with mezzanine and direct investments of up to 1.5 million euros. To this end, VR Equitypartner, together with the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology, has set up a fund with a double-digit million euro volume.

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From Münster central railway station:

About 10 minutes by taxi.

Public transport offers various options from the central railway station. Either take the bus line 7 direction Kriegerweg, the number 15 bus line direction Albachten, or the bus line 16 direction Mecklenbeck. The bus station is „DZ Hyp/IHK“ whichever route you take. From here, cross the Weseler Strasse, and the Sentmaringer Weg is diagonally opposite. Immediately left is VR Equitypartner GmbH located.

By car:

Coming from the A1 and A43, at the Münster-Süd motorway junction take the B51 and then the B219 (Weseler Strasse) in the direction of Münster city centre. After the second major junction, turn off after just 400 m on the right into the Sentmaringer Weg. VR Equitypartner GmbH can be found immediately on the left.

Frankfurt

VR Equitypartner GmbH
Platz der Republik
60265 Frankfurt am Main

 

Entrance:

Cityhaus I
Platz der Republik 6
Entrance via Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage

 

From Frankfurt Airport:

Take the A5 towards Frankfurt to Westkreuz Frankfurt. Follow signs towards Frankfurter Westkreuz and Messe. From there, drive into Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage and follow the arrows on the map.
Parking is available in the public car park “Westend” in Savignystraße.

On request, we are happy to reserve one of our visitor parking spaces in Cityhaus I for you.

The entrance is in Erlenstraße.

 

With public transport:

Take S-Bahn line S8 or S9 (towards Frankfurt Hbf., Offenbach or Hanau) and you will arrive directly at the main station (Hauptbahnhof).

U-Bahn line U4 or U5 – Station Frankfurt(Main) Hbf.

It then takes around 5 minutes on foot from the station to VR Equitypartner.

Tram lines 11, 16, 17, 21 – Platz der Republik stop.

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CV

  • Managing Director of VR Equitypartner GmbH
  • Responsible for Risk-/Portfoliomanagement, Value management, Accounting, Controlling, HR, Legal, Data protection, Revision, IT and Operations
  • Until merger he had been Managing Director of DZ Equity Partner since 2010
  • Before: Group Head and Vice Head of Division for Structured Financing with focus on acquisition financing (credit)
  • Apprenticeship at Dresdner Bank AG, Wiesbaden, Business administration Studies at the University of Passau and Managerial and Administrative Studies at Aston University Birmingham with “Diplom-Kaufmann” final qualification (MBA equivalent)

CV

  • Managing Director of VR Equitypartner GmbH
  • Responsible for acquisition and development of direct investments and mezzanine financing projects
  • Joined DZ Equity Partner as Investmentmanager in 2006
  • Since 2008 Member of the Executive Board and since 2013 Authorised Representative
  • Before: Procurist and Certified Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Final qualification: Diplom-Kaufmann (MBA equivalent), Business administration degree at the University of Mannheim