This video was made at GREIF VELOX in Lübeck, a BPE portfolio company that was acquired as part of an MBO in 2018.

Meet BPE

Factsheet

As a specialist for succession solutions,
we ensure the independence and innovative strength of German ”Mittelstand” companies and turn managers into entrepreneurs.

Strategy

Since 1998 our focus lies on

German ”Mittelstand” business

Succession planning

Corporate divestitures

MBO and MBI

BPE MBI-Initiative

Investors

Entrepreneurs

Family Offices

Institutional Investors

Opportunities

Succession planning

Shareholding and operations

Corporate divestitures

Subsidiaries (Spin-off)
Operating units (Carve-out)

Buy-and-Build

Industry consolidation
Succession strategy

Underperformer

Reorganisation of profitable companies

Structure

Majority stakes

Participation of operational managers

Succession:
We replace entrepreneurs with entrepreneurs
Corporate Spin-off:
We create ”Mittelstand”

Seller

(Re-)participation is possible

Philosophy

CONTINUITY

20 years of focus on German ”Mittelstand”

Safeguarding the ”Mittelstand” culture

Independent
Owner-operated

LONG-TERM

Strategic positioning
Holding period

Sustainable valuation

Location and workforce
Investments

Management

The management team of BPE has more than 80 years of combined experience in Private Equity in Germany. Additionally, the team members have many years of complementary experience in the areas of operational management/restructuring and mergers & acquisitions. The team members have partially been working together successfully for more than 20 years. They have an established network and many years of experience with German ”Mittelstand” companies.

History

Today

2022

BPE 4

Launch of BPE 4
with a fund volume of € 135.000.000

2020

BPE 3

Launch of BPE 3
with a fund volume of € 125,000,000

2014

Management entirely takes over the minority shareholding of Berenberg Bank

2009

BPE 2

Launch of BPE 2
with a fund volume of € 100,000,000

2005

Majority takeover by the current management team in a Management Buy-out - Berenberg Bank remains a minority shareholder

2000

BPE 1

Launch of BPE 1 with a fund volume of DM 100,000,000

1999

Start of operational activities

Strategy definition and start of operational activities
Founded as a subsidiary of the Hamburg private bank Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co - Berenberg Bank -

1998