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.
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.
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.
Seller: Berner SE
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.
Seller: Saint Gobain Group
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.
Seller: Würth Group, Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG
Medical One GmbH | Plastic and aesthetic surgery | 2016
Headquartered in the middle of Munich, Medical One GmbH 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.
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.
Spiele Max GmbH | 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.
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.
Dornier Consulting International GmbH | Technology consulting | 2018
Dornier Consulting is a leading global technology consulting and project management firm. With more than 50 years of experience, the company has built a large roster of public clients (e.g. ministries, municipalities, etc.) and blue-chip corporate clients and is leading in certain strategic markets such as ground-water related consulting in the Middle East. Positioned as leading specialist with far-reaching expertise, Dornier Consulting together with palero will enhance the business and drive international growth in its core markets in the future. Based on the expertise of more than 170 employees at over 10 locations across Europe, Middle East and Asia, Dornier Consulting generated revenues of c. EUR 25m in the last fiscal year.
Seller: Airbus Group
Former portfolio companies
Bandfix AG | Self-adhensive labels
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.
Seller: tesa SE
Acquirer: CCL Industries Inc.
cenadruck GmbH | Flexible packaging
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.
Seller: Mayr Melnhof Karton AG
Acquirer: Beucke & Söhne
Heidrive GmbH & Co KG | Drive technology
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.
Seller: Heidolph Group
Acquirer: Allied Motion
Heinrich Kopp GmbH | Electrical equipment
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.
Seller: Actuant Corp. Inc.
Acquirer: Alfanar Group
Lausitzer Analytik GmbH | Laboratory & analytical services
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.
Seller: Vattenfall Group (as part of VPC)
Acquirer: Synlab Group
EVANTEC GmbH | Technical & nuclear services
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.
Seller: E.ON Group
Acquirer: ISS Group
Felina group | Ladies lingerie
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.
Acquirer: Lauma International