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Who we are

Entrepreneurial partner for investing in
small and medium-sized companies with high growth potential

CR-Invest is a private investment firm supporting stable and profitable small and medium-sized companies to further grow and prosper in the global marketplace. Deploying its over 120 years old family business heritage, its entrepreneurial spirit and highly skilled team, CR-Invest is dedicated to the long-term improvement of its portfolio companies and sustained value creation.

CR-Invest strongly believes in an open and trustworthy partnership together with its investors, portfolio companies and its team in order to maximize the long-term upside for its stakeholders. The Company works closely with all parties involved. This strong collaboration results in very successful investments reflected in the strong growth track record of its portfolio companies.

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What we do

Supporting small and medium-sized companies
with value creation potential

Our Focus

CR-Invest seeks attractive investment opportunities and provides capital to small and medium-sized businesses for growth, succession solutions, “buy and build” strategies, spin-offs and carve-outs. CR-Invest’s focus lies on the long-term value enhancement by supporting growth and value creation in its portfolio companies with active and long-term investment. Therefore, the Company provides not only capital to its companies but also hands-on strategic and operational support in terms of contributing ideas, network and experience to define and realize a value-enhancing strategy, to improve their performance and to grasp the opportunities for growth and value enhancement.

CR-Invest has several advantages in a transaction process for the parties involved: Based on its financial resources the Company is able to execute transactions as all-equity investments. A fast and efficient transaction process including prompt feedback is guaranteed by the speedy CR-Invest team. In case of retirement of leaving shareholders the Company is able to take over management roles. Furthermore CR-Invest highly appreciates and rewards the value delivered by intermediaries.

Our Investment Criteria

CR-Invest acquires majority stakes in small and medium-sized companies and provides growth capital to companies. For that the Company offers tailor-made investment solutions for succession situations, management buy-out and buy-in situations, corporate spin-offs and carve-outs.

CR-Invest´s target companies are typically characterized by

  • Growing market environment and/or consolidation potential
  • Entity value between Euro 20-150 mio. with strong financial performance and stable EBIT above Euro 3 mio
  • Clear market position and competitive advantages
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How we work

Creating long-term and sustainable value
via strategic and hands-on operative support

Our Approach
 

CR-Invest ties in with its track record which is based on know-how, dedication and hands-on mentality. These three characteristics enable the CR-Invest team to strategically and operationally support its partner companies. The Company´s goal is to grow its portfolio companies by entering new markets, gaining new customers and strategic add-ons.

CR-Invest supports its portfolio business by giving access to experts who help with strategic, finance, organization, sales, procurement and IT topics. Furthermore, CR-Invest helps it´s businesses by providing market analyses, strategy and implementation plans as well as by supporting them in identifying, financing and integrating acquisition targets.  

Our Principles

PARTNERSHIP WITH STAKEHOLDERS BASED ON INTEGRITY AND HONESTY

The CR-Invest commits itself to an open and honest communication, integrity, straight investment process and fair offers. The team sticks to its word and makes no unsustainable promises. CR-Invest works in close collaboration with all its stakeholders across the whole investment process. Therefore the team commits itself to be dedicated, reliable and fair.

DELIVERING SUPERIOR RESULTS BY STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE

The CR-Invest team strives for excellence in everything it does in order to deliver superior results. This requires motivated, hands-on and result-driven personalities who bring value to the portfolio companies and superior results for the investors. The CR-Invest team is characterized by entrepreneurship, dedication, passion, creative thinking and integrity.

HIGH RELIABILITY AND PROFICIENCY IN WHOLE TRANSACTION PROCESS

CR-Invest is a fully independent investment company with transparent investment criteria. The whole investment process is structured to ensure reliable and concrete decisions on short notice. This avoids any disruptions to the company´s daily business and all information provided by the potential target will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

TAILOR-MADE SOLUTIONS FOR INVESTORS AND ENTREPRENEURS

CR-Invest structures each transaction tailored to the needs and requirements of all involved parties. For that CR-Invest has the flexibility to execute all equity transactions.

RESPECT FOR PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Each company is unique and the CR-Invest team is aware of the achievements and corresponding efforts of the company owners and has enormous respect for the owners’ accomplishments. CR-Invest always respect company’s people and culture and let its portfolio companies the utmost independency and liberty.

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Careers

Entrepreunerial, result-oriented, fast pacing work environment with passionate team

Our highly skilled, experienced and hands-on team is the base of our success. We are continuously looking for qualified new employees and offer broad career opportunities in our fast growing group. Even if your profile does not fit with any of our listed vacancies please feel free to send us your application via the application form. All online applications will be passed on to our Human Resource department.

Currently we offer the following positions

 
Investment Analyst/Associate
Intern M&A / Corporate Finance
 

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