ODEWALD is the leading German independent and partner-managed private equity group focusing on high-growth, medium-sized companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With a successful track record dating back some 15 years, and more than EUR 1 billion of invested equity, we are focused to offer investors attractive investments in profitable companies which exhibit strong potential, operate successfully both nationally and internationally, and are aiming to establish or expand leading market positions.
Entrepreneurs receive strategic support and capital from us that allows them to successfully implement their growth plans. As a partner with entrepreneurial expertise, ODEWALD offers its portfolio companies access to equity and debt funding, as well as an excellent network, thereby helping them to tap new markets and customers.
Drawing on this extraordinary combination consisting of private equity expertise and our partners’ operating management experience, we also make significant contributions to the positive development of the SME sector as the foundation of the German economy.
Structure and management
ODEWALD manages its equity funds through its two companies Odewald & Compagnie Gesellschaft für Beteiligungen mbH and Odewald KMU Gesellschaft für Beteiligungen mbH. Both companies are majority-owned by its managing partners, who command many years of operational management experience, and they make investment decisions relating to their funds. ODEWALD has already invested in 22 companies through the four private equity funds that it has set up to date. Odewald & Compagnie fund I and II have already been fully realised, and have successfully supported 14 companies in their growth, and on their course into new markets.