Do you know in advance into which companies you will invest and how many there will be?
We are planning to invest into eight to 15 small to medium-sized production companies in Europe from which we will build up four to five industry platforms. Considering the development phase the businesses are in, we will continue to follow our current strategy by carrying out buy-out, growth, rescue / turnaround, and late-stage venture acquisitions. We will maintain portfolio diversification while investing into industrial fields. These will include in particular the machinery, specialty chemicals, technical textiles, building materials, renewable energy, automotive, aeronautic, and railroad industries, but we also will not shy away from opportunistic investments.