EMERAM successfully completes capital increase
Munich, 3. April 2019 – EMERAM Capital Partners (“EMERAM“), an independent private equity firm for mid-cap companies in the German-speaking area, has successfully completed a €50 million capital increase for its EMERAM Private Equity Fund I (“EMERAM Fund 1“), launched in 2013. Around 80% of the investment volume came from new, globally active blue-chip investors and European family offices. In addition to existing investors, EMERAM's partners were also involved in the capital increase via co-commitments. In a secondary transaction at a premium to the net asset value, investors involved in the capital increase acquired stakes in the fund, providing fresh capital. The closing of the transaction took place on 29 March 2019.
Dr. Christian Näther, Senior Partner at EMERAM, commented: “With EMERAM Fund I’s successful capital increase, we have paved the way for further platform investments. It provides us with a total of more than €100 million to make further platform investments and to further develop our existing portfolio through additional add-on acquisitions. There was extraordinarily high interest among new investors to participate in our first fund through this transaction, underlining the attractiveness of EMERAM – also with a view to future funds."
EMERAM regards itself as a long-term business development partner and currently oversees seven portfolio companies in the German-speaking area.
About EMERAM Capital Partners GmbH
EMERAM is an independent private equity firm for mid-cap companies in the German-speaking area. Funds advised by EMERAM Capital Partners provide capital to drive the development of companies, drawing upon a fund volume of €400m. Its team of experienced investment professionals currently oversees seven portfolio companies: Boards & More, Matrix42, diva-e Digital Value Excellence, Xovis, Drahtzug Stein Group, frostkrone Tiefkühlkost and Meona Group.
EMERAM regards itself as a long-term business development partner for companies in five industry sectors: consumer goods, retail, industrial goods, business services and healthcare. The six founding partners combine in-depth market knowledge with operational experience in these sectors. Together, the team has successfully closed over 35 transactions and supported the development of portfolio companies by serving on over 40 advisory boards and supervisory boards. EMERAM Capital Partners was founded as an independent partnership in Munich in 2012.