Investment strategy / Value creation

A leading player in mid-size LBOs (100 to 500 M€) throughout Continental Europe

Alpha generally takes majority control and invests in companies valued between 100 and 500 M€. Alpha’s equity commitment typically ranges from 50 to 150 M€. Alpha may also consider larger transactions with its own limited partners or other equity providers/houses.

What do we do?

    Alpha is pragmatic and opportunistic, with no industry bias. Proven track record to complete successful transactions:
  • Leveraged buy-out transactions,
  • Family successions / transitions
  • Public to Private transactions
  • Spin-off of large corporations
  • Majority shareholder
  • Exceptionally, minority shareholding but only under certain conditions

Family owned businesses

Global businesses

What do we look for?

  • Global businesses with underlying, sustainable long term fundamentals
  • Innovative businesses disrupting their industry
  • Companies that generally enjoy strong strategic positions on their market
  • Growth potential (both organic and external)
  • Underperformers but where we have a clear investment rationale
  • Seasoned, ambitious and entrepreneurial management teams

How do we create value?

  • Accelerating organic growth
  • Strategic game changing acquisitions
  • Management reinforcement
  • Cash flow optimization (Balance sheet / Financial structure / Working capital)
  • Cost structure improvement

Strategic add-ons in the last 3 years