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Our current portfolio companies

Hakle GmbH | Household and sanitary papers | 2013

Headquartered in Reisholz, Düsseldorf, Hakle GmbH develops, manufactures and distributes toilet paper and kitchen towels. The plant manufactures products sold under the brands HAKLE, SERVUS and DICK&DURSTIG as well as private label products for B2B customers. The Hakle brand has a recognition of over 90% in Germany and is perceived as the leading brand in its segment. With its more than 200 employees, the Company generates revenues of approximately EUR 70m and is profitable.

Acquired: 05/2013

Seller: Kimberly-Clark Corporation

VPC Group | Engineering and laboratory services | 2014

VPC is a leading engineering and laboratory services company in the energy sector. The Company is specialized in the power plant and energy sector. VPC’s headquarter is located in Vetschau, Germany with additional offices in Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden, Hamburg, Spremberg, Jänschwalde and Belgrade, Serbia. With its subsidiary, Lausitzer Analytik GmbH (LAG), the company also provides laboratory services. With more than 500 employees, the company generated profitable output of c. EUR 60m in 2013A.

Acquired: 01/2014

Seller: Vattenfall Group


Krähe-Versand GmbH & Co. KG | Work-wear | 2015

KRÄHE-Versand is an established specialist mail-order company (B2B and B2C) for work-wear and protective clothes with main sales channels catalogue and online. The Company is headquartered in Schlierbach, Germany and operates three business lines (“KRÄHE”, “AKB“ as well as “World of Western”) with more than 20,000 articles, including a growing private label segment. In the last fiscal year, KRÄHE-Versand generated sales of c. EUR 15 million with 40 employees.

Acquired: 01/2015

Seller: Berner SE

Krähe-Versand GmbH & Co. KG


Gallhöfer Dach GmbH | Bulding materials | 2015

Gallhöfer is a leading distributor of building material solutions. Since 1899, the Company has been offering expert advice together with highly specialized services to professional craftsmen in the field of roof and façade solutions. At the end of 2016 palero and the American Gores Group have combined their building material trading businesses Gallhöfer and Melle to MeGa Dach. The 50-50 joint venture of the two profitable businesses will be located in Luxembourg and generate around 300m EUR turnover. The objective is to create a champion in the building materials trading world for roofs and facades. The company will continue to operate both brands and will have a network of more than 50 branches.

Acquired: 12/2015

Seller: Saint Gobain Group

Gallhöfer Dach GmbH

Joint Venture: 02/2017




Inter Werbung GmbH | Promotional items fullservice | 2016

Headquartered in Kissing near Augsburg Inter Werbung GmbH is a fullservice provider for promotional items. The company develops customised solutions to achive the best sales promotion for every single client. From procurement to logistics and implementation with turnkey promotional items and premium shops, Inter Werbung GmbH covers the entire value chain and enhance the clients’ success in the market. With a product portfolio of more than 60,000 articles, the company generates revenues of approximately EUR 15m and is profitable.

Acquired: 09/2016

Seller: Würth Group, Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG





Medical One AG | Plastic and aesthetic surgery | 2016

Headquartered in Grünwald near Munich, Medical One AG is a leading clinic group for plastic and aesthetic surgery as well as further medical treatments in Germany. With more than 15 years’ experience, the company operates 28 clinics and consulting centers with its highly experienced team of doctors and medical professionals as of today. In 2016 the company generated revenues of approximately EUR 20m with around 200 employees.

Acquired: 12/2016




Präsenta Promotion Int. GmbH | Promotional items fullservice | 2017

Präsenta Promotion International GmbH is a full-service solution provider for promotional products with a broad customer base, covering multinationals, SMEs, public institutions and federations. Founded in 1957, Präsenta is one of the first operators in the field of promotion materials. The company is headquartered in Solingen and employs c. 60 people. Combining both Präsenta Promotion International and Inter Werbung will create the top player in this industry.

Acquired: 07/2017

Präsenta Promotion Int. GmbH



Spiele Max AG | Multi-Channel-Retailer | 2017

Spiele Max is a well-established multi-channel retailer for toys, baby equipment, and childrens‘ apparel in Germany. Based in Berlin, the company is a one-stop-shop for the whole range of babies‘ and childrens‘ products. With its more than 50 stores in shopping malls, Spiele Max has a nationwide presence and operates a fast growing online shop. In the last fiscal year, Spiele Max generated a revenue of c. EUR 110 million with 450 employees.

Acquired: 08/2017

Seller: Smyk Group


Mansard Werbemittel GmbH | Promotional items fullservice | 2017

Mansard is a provider of tailored promotional article solutions with its headquarters in Bad Soden near Frankfurt/Main. Since 1953 Mansard operates as full-service and loyalty program provider of promotional products for a renowned standing customer base in diverse industries. palero aims to combine the operations of Mansard with its existing portfolio companies InterWerbung and Präsenta to form the European leader in promotional products and become a full-service pioneer with tailored services to its customers. Increasing the expertise along the entire value chain will give further flexibility to approach the increasing demand of tailor-made solutions. Currently, the company employs around 10 employees.

Acquired: 10/2017

Mansard Werbemittel GmbH



Former portfolio companies

Bandfix AG | Self-adhensive labels | 2012 - 2014

Headquartered in Bergdietikon (close to Zurich, CH), Bandfix AG designs, develops, produces and promotes high-end self-adhesive labels. In addition, the company offers technical labeling equipment. With its high degree of innovation, the company generates specific and value-adding products for its customers used primarily in the cosmetics industry, but also in the food and chemicals sector.

Acquired: 08/2012

Seller: tesa SE

Disposed: 09/2014

Acquirer: CCL Industries Inc.

cenadruck GmbH | Flexible packaging | 2012 - 2015

cenadruck GmbH manufactures flexible packaging solutions on rolls and pre-assembled pouches from a broad range of materials and combination of materials. The product portfolio comprises paper, paperboard as well as a broad range of foil laminated products. cenadruck serves major German food producers.

Acquired: 04/2012

Seller: Mayr Melnhof Karton AG

Disposed: 04/2014

Acquirer: Beucke & Söhne

cenadruck GmbH

Heidrive GmbH & Co KG | Drive technology | 2014 - 2016

HeiDrive develops, manufactures and distributes drive technologies (motors, motor components, systems with motors and integrated systems) for applications in various industries including engineering, aviation and medical technology. The company’s production facilities are located in Kehlheim, Germany and Mrákov, Czech Republic. With c. 200 employees, the company generated profitable revenues of EUR 27m in 2013A and continues to grow steadily.

Acquired: 01/2014

Seller: Heidolph Group

Disposed: 01/2016

Acquirer: Allied Motion

Heinrich Kopp GmbH | Electrical equipment | 2011 - 2016

Heinrich Kopp GmbH develops, manufactures and distributes electrical equipment for the DIY and the professional market. The company manufactures its products at its production facility at Kahl am Main, Germany as well as in Tunisia and distributes its products in various European countries. The company generates profitable revenue of more than EUR 75m with its c. 600 employees.

Acquired: 03/2011

Seller: Actuant Corp. Inc.

Disposed: 01/2016

Acquirer: Alfanar Group

Heinrich Kopp GmbH

Lausitzer Analytik GmbH | Laboratory & analytical services | 2014 - 2016

Headquartered in Spremberg, Germany, LAG is a regional market leader in Southern Brandenburg and Northern Saxony. With a total of seven sites, the Company offers its customers, in particular from the energy, general industries and public sectors, a comprehensive portfolio of environmental as well as fuel analytical services. With c. 100 employees, LAG generated revenues of more than EUR 8 million.

Acquired: 01/2014

Seller: Vattenfall Group (as part of VPC)

Disposed: 09/2016

Acquirer: Synlab Group





EVANTEC GmbH | Technical & nuclear services | 2015 - 2017

EVANTEC is a specialist provider of technical-infrastructure and nuclear services for energy plants and other sites. For over 30 years, the company offers highly specialized services and tailored concepts which ensure that operations in the plants and facilities of its business partners run safely, smoothly and in an efficient manner. With its headquarters in Munich, EVANTEC is represented all over Germany with numerous local offices. EVANTEC generated sales of c. EUR 70 million in 2014 with around 1,200 employees.

Acquired: 03/2015

Seller: E.ON Group

Disposed: 01/2017

Acquirer: ISS Group


Felina group | Ladies lingerie | 2015 - 2017

Felina is a globally renowned lingerie brand and offers exquisite lingerie with a high comfort factor for today’s confident women who seek the ideal combination of an elegant, seductive look, perfect fit and excellent quality even in large cup sizes. Felina group sells its products under the brands Felina, Conturelle by Felina and [un:usual]. The group operates its own sales companies in almost all European countries and serves approximately 6,500 dealers worldwide. The holding of Felina group is located in Wettingen (Switzerland), while the main operational location is Mannheim (Germany) and production is located in Hungary. With more than 800 employees, the company generated profitable turnover of c. EUR 50m in 2014A.

Acquired: 02/2015

Disposed: 06/2017

Acquirer: Lauma International


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