HQ Equita, HQ Capital’s private equity direct investment arm, closed its fifth fund, HQ Equita V, with capital commitments totaling €308m.
Established as a GmbH & Co. KG based in Bad Homburg, Germany, Fund V focuses on investments in small- and medium-sized enterprises in German-speaking Europe with revenues ranging between €20m and €150m.
Led by Christine Weiß, Partner and Managing Director, HQ Equita is able to provide growth capital, enact succession planning solutions, and provide the network necessary to develop corporate structures and internationalize the businesses.
The fund’s limited partners include entrepreneurial families, foundations, and select institutional investors, consistent with HQ Equita’s historical investor base comprised of entrepreneurial capital.
Since 2017, Fund V has already invested in four companies. The portfolio includes:
– Well Plus Trade (2017), a specialist developer of protein-based sports nutrition,
– The Packaging Group, a manufacturer of packaging machines consisting of Fawema and HDG – (2018),
– r2p (2018), an international provider of digital systems for public transportation, and
– Ebertlang (2019), a value-added distributor of infrastructure software for SMEs in German-speaking Europe.