Preqin’s Fund Manager Profiles database shows that there are currently 188 private equity firms headquartered in Germany. Collectively, these firms have raised approximately €21.8bn over the past 10 years, and there is an estimated €6.7bn available in dry powder to these firms for investment. The majority of these firms are located in four major German cities: 55 of these firms are located in Munich, 23 in Frankfurt, 16 in Hamburg, and 16 in Berlin. Munich-based private equity managers have raised an aggregate €5.2bn in capital commitments over the past 10 years.
The top five Germany-based fund managers by total capital raised over the past 10 years are Triton, Deutsche Beteiligungs, Quadriga Capital, Odewald & Compagnie, and Capiton. These five private equity firms alone account for 37% of the total capital raised over the period by these 188 Germany-based fund managers. The five firms collectively have approximately €2.3bn in estimated dry powder available for investment, and all of these firms have a diversified industry sector focus. The main fund type focus for each of these five firms is buyout, and all five firms primarily focus on investments in Europe. Deutsche Beteiligungs also considers US investments, and Quadriga Capital also makes investments in Russia and other emerging markets.
Triton is a Frankfurt-based private equity firm focused on buyout and growth investments in Europe, with a particular focus on Germany, Switzerland and Austria, as well as the Nordic region. The firm has a diversified industry focus, including business services, consumer products and services, healthcare, and industrial industry sectors. It has raised approximately €3.6bn over the past 10 years, and has an estimated €582mn available for investment.
Similarly, Deutsche Beteiligungs, which is also based in Frankfurt, has a focus on buyout and growth investments. The firm targets investments in Europe with a diversified industry focus. It has raised approximately €1.7bn over the past 10 years, and has roughly €920mn at its disposal.