OUR APPROACH
We are one of the most established independent private equity firms in German-speaking Europe. We have been investing in medium-sized companies since 1995, typically as part of ownership successions or spin-offs. In addition to capital and extensive experience, we provide an entrepreneurial spirit paired with personal commitment – for each and every investment.
We make the decisions
Independent
  • ECM is an owner-managed private equity firm
  • Investment decisions are exclusively made by the ECM team – fast, flexible, pragmatic
  • Funds are provided long term by an established and diversified investor base
  • We are entrepreneurs ourselves and invest our own money in each portfolio company
We work together
Partnership-oriented
  • Operating responsibility always remains with management teams
  • Attractive investment opportunities for management teams and reinvestment / advisory board role offered to selling shareholders
  • We contribute our know-how through active advisory board participation and the involvement of our expert network
  • We provide support for growth, and also during challenging times
  • Every investment is of high strategic importance to us
We know what we do
Experienced
  • Successful investing for over 20 years and through three economic cycles
  • Currently, we are investing the fifth fund generation
  • Extensive expertise in structuring ownership successions and corporate spin-offs
  • More than 35 investments and add-on acquisitions
  • Sustainable value creation through growth, internationalisation and professionalisation