Mutares SE & Co. KGaA
Mutares: Reliable partner, entrepreneur, and investor
Mutares is an international private equity investor focused on special situations.
Mutares focuses on the acquisition of parts of large corporations (carve-outs) and medium-sized companies in transitional situations. The aim is to leverage the development potential of the usually distressed target companies within the framework of an active turnaround process and to lead them onto a stable and profitable growth path. For this purpose, the Mutares team – from the management to the operational teams – has extensive operational industry and turnaround experience from a large number of successful transactions.
Mutares focuses on European companies with high operational development potential that already have an established business model often combined with a strong brand. The focus is on companies with revenues of EUR 100 million to EUR 750 million from the following segments:
• Automotive & Mobility
• Technology & Engineering
• Goods & Services
Mutares is owner-managed, with ca. 37% of the shares held by the management and supervisory board that are therefore significantly involved in the value creation process.
Mutares looks for companies in difficult situations in order to leverage existing value potential with innovative and individually tailored solutions. Mutares is one of the top companies in Europe when it comes to carve-outs, restructurings, and subsequent inorganic growth as part of a buy-and-build strategy. Mutares typically acquires low-yield companies or parts of companies that are no longer part of a group’s core business and are therefore being carved out, or where a sale makes sense during corporate succession.
The overarching goal is to transform calculable risks into above-average value creation with a return on invested capital of 7 to 10.
As part of the typical value creation process, Mutares’ investments go through four development phases: from Acquisition through Realignment and Optimization to the step of Harvesting.
Maximum value for our shareholders
We aim to create maximum value for our shareholders through sustainably profitable investments.
Once we have acquired a company, we employ a forward-looking corporate strategy and management to raise its long-term value.
The management and employees of the companies we acquire play a central role in managing the change associated with operational optimization. The success of all our measures ultimately depends on the qualifications, commitment and team spirit of our employees. We are convinced that significant value enhancement can only be achieved through joint cooperation. We therefore see the participation of employees and management in the success of the company as a central element of our development strategy.
In addition, when developing individual strategies for each portfolio company, we rely on both proven entrepreneurial measures and creative and unconventional approaches. In each case, we are guided by five principles:
• Operational use
Mutares focuses on organic growth and the sustainable success of its portfolio companies in all its decisions. This takes time. Therefore, we invest for the long term and give our companies the time they need to increase sales and profitability and to expand their market position. Our aspired holding period lays between approx. three to five years.