SGT German Private Equity is a stock market listed holding of a private equity asset manager, thus of a service provider which makes investments for its issued private equity funds, hence it acquires, fosters and sells stakes in established larger businesses after value gains have been generated. Usually, 100% of the shares of the targets are acquired. The acquired stake holdings managed by our 100% subsidiary SGT Capital Pte. Ltd. belong to a separate private equity fund for institutional investors such as pension funds, life insurances and others.
The economic goal of our business model is to generate sustainable, predictable profitability and increase the Assets under Management steadily with a high quality asset management service.
With the creation of our listed platform we are following our vision to build a significant alternative investment and private equity asset manager in Germany by exploiting long term growth potentials, also through acquisitions of further asset managers, just as various renown foreign peers have successfully proven.
SGT German Private Equity has spun-off all of its minority stakes in German startups, acquired from its history as a leading German venture capital provider under the brand German Startups Group, into its 100% subsidiary German Startups Group VC GmbH in the first half of 2020.
Christoph Gerlinger is managing director of SGT German Private Equity GmbH & Co. KGaA, which he founded in 2012 and which until October 2020 operated under the brand of German Startups Group and was a leading German VC provider. In 2020, German Startups Group merged with SGT Capital Pte. Ltd. and became SGT German Private Equity GmbH & Co. KGaA. Christoph has gained over 20 years of management experience in the Internet industry, in which he has founded and brought to life a number of businesses. Amongst these is Frogster Interactive Pictures AG, founded in 2005, which he took public and managed as CEO for seven years. Prior to that, he was Head of Germany for Infogrames/Atari and CFO of CDV Software Entertainment, which he took public as well. Christoph was named one of the 50 most interesting founders by the German business magazine Wirtschaftswoche, was appointed external expert of the network “Digitalization” and member of the digital commission by the federal board of the CDU. The Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy has appointed Christoph as an advisory board member of “Young Digital Economy” in 2020. Christoph holds a graduate degree in Business Administration and is alumnus of Singularity University’s Executive Program class of 2017. Christoph occasionally releases own articles and gives interviews in various publications.
Bank & Capital Markets Expert
Long-standing seats on various supervisory boards, 35 years of banking experience in leading positions
More than 10 years as CEO of AXG Investment Bank and Head of Corporate Finance Commerzbank
Significantly involved in more than 40 IPOs
Investment Banker, Business Angel, M&A Expert
Founder and Managing Director of a corporate finance advisory and investment company
Former Head of Investment Banking Credit Suisse Ger/Aus, Member of the Executive Board of Dresdner Kleinwort’s investment bank, and VP JP Morgan
Lead involvement in more than 20 M&A transactions
Managing Director of an asset management firm
Private equity & venture capital expert
Managing Director of Cara Investment GmbH
As Director of INDUC GmbH and PE/VC Investment Manager at Kedge Capital long-standing experience as asset manager of various asset classes
Fund and capital markets expert
Co-founder and supervisory board chairman of Shareholder Value Management AG, an owner-managed investment specialist with focus on value stocks, based in Frankfurt
Roughly 20 years of expertise as executive board member and fund manager
The SGT Capital Pte. Ltd. is a global alternative investment and private equity asset manager headquartered in Singapore.
The five-member and partly German management team of SGT Capital, which was founded in 2019, consists of almost the entire senior team of the predecessor private equity company which has invested 1.2 billion USD from 2015 on over the course of two years and achieved for its fund investors a gross performance of 27.4% IRR p.a. and a return of 2.2x Money on Money (MoM) with private equity investments in Europe and the USA until early 2020. In total, the SGT Capital senior team has generated more than 1.4 billion USD in profits to investors.
For its new, sector-agnostic private equity fund „SGT Capital Fund II“ with a geographical focus on Europe and North America and fund lifetime of ten years, SGT is aiming for a target fundraising volume of 1 to 3.5 billion USD. The management team has many years of senior experience at renowned addresses – global private equity houses, management consultancies and investment banks. The merged company expects further mid- and long-term growth of its Assets under Management (AuM) beyond the initial scenarios mentioned above.
Further information can be found at www.sgt-capital.com
GERMAN STARTUPS GROUP BUILDS A BRIDGE BETWEEN STARTUPS AND CAPITAL MARKET INVESTORS AIMING TO PROVIDE THE MOST SKILLED AND TALENTED GERMAN ENTREPRENEURS WITH MORE GROWTH CAPITAL AND TO GIVE OUR SHAREHOLDERS ACCESS TO THE HIGH RETURN POTENTIAL OF ‘STARTUPS MADE IN GERMANY’.
DEALFLOW & ANALYSIS
TIGHTLY ENMESHED WITH THE GERMAN STARTUP ECOSYSTEM, WE HAVE ACCESS TO INTERESTING BUSINESS IDEAS AND ATTRACTIVE STARTUPS ALREADY IN EXISTENCE, WHICH WE SELECT BASED ON THEIR DISRUPTIVE POTENTIAL, THEIR SCALABILITY, THEIR ENTREPRENEURIAL TALENT, AND THEIR MARKET SUCCESS AND POSITION.
WE ALLOCATE VENTURE CAPITAL OF 100,000 TO 3 MILLION EUROS IN DIFFERENT STEPS FOR TALENTED FOUNDERS WITH INNOVATIVE IDEAS AND SCALABLE BUSINESS MODELS. UNLIKE MANY VENTURE CAPITAL FUNDS, WE ARE AN EVERGREEN HOLDING COMPANY AND HAVE MUCH HIGHER FLEXIBILITY TO ACT.
KNOW-HOW & NETWORK
WITH OUR EXPERIENCE FROM SEVERAL COMPANY FOUNDATIONS, NUMEROUS ACHIEVEMENTS IN BUILDING UP COMPANIES AND THE CORRESPONDING FINANCING PROCESSES, VARIOUS EXITS AND THREE SUCCESSFUL IPOS, WE GIVE “OUR” ENTREPRENEURS ACCESS TO OUR LONG-STANDING KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND CONTACTS.
Armedangels - Sustainable Fashion E-Commerce
AuctionTech - Online livestream technology for auctions
Chrono24 - The world's leading online market for luxury watches
Delivery Hero – Online Food Delivery Service
Fiagon - MedTech for ENT Navigation
Friendsurance – Insurance FinTech
Fyber - Mobile Advertising Monetization Strategies
Juniqe - Online Shop for Art, Apparel, and Accessories
Mister Spex – Brand Glasses Online
Onefootball - Largest online football platform
reBuy – The Easy Buy and Sell Platform
Remerge - App Retargeting
Scalable Capital - Asset Management Technology
Simplesurance – One-Click Online Insurance for Purchases
SoundCloud - Social sound platform
Wunder Mobility – Mobility technology service provider
Amorelie - Sensual E-Commerce
CRX Markets - Supply chain finance platform
Software Solutions for review management
eWings.com – Platform for Flight Bookings
Finiata - FinTech for Factoring
Pyreg - GreenTec for Carbonisation Machinery
realbest - online transaction platform for real estate
2020-08-21 German Startups Group resolves on public share purchase offer to buy back up to 5% of its shares
Thinksurance - Commercial Insurance Platform
*Operationally active companies only (i.e. without special purpose vehicles). We publish investments and hence the shares of companies that are in our portfolio at our sole discretion, if and when the time is thought best by the portfolio company itself and by us. Thus, the following list raises no claim to completeness.
In the first step, we usually invest around 100,000 Euros in the seed stage, and up to 500,000 euros in the early stage, nearly always with other co-investors. Our investments in more mature startups in the growth stage typically range from 500,000 to 2 million euros per financing round. Additionally, we are one of the few market players that also acquires ‘secondary shares’ of more mature startups from founders, business angels, and other early stage investors.
The executive team of German Startups Group consists of an entrepreneur who has experienced the relationship between founders and investors from both perspectives and believes in the necessity of strong, self-dependent, and highly incentivised entrepreneurial teams. Our structure as an operative holding company enables us to act much more flexible and with a more long-term oriented perspective compared to VC funds. For example, our investment decisions are not limited by fund periods, short investment timeframes, prohibition of majority stakes, constraints on ‘primary shares’, or specifically set investment guidelines. Our startups benefit in several respects.
With our experience from several company foundations, numerous achievements in building up companies, the structuring of countless funding rounds, various exits of our own, and one successful IPO as well as two additional ones of our CEO’s former companies, we take an active part in increasing the shareholder value of the companies we invest in. Through our majority stake in the digital agency Exozet, we offer our portfolio companies access to an extensive range of services – from the realisation of complex web, iOS, and Android applications through the development of online marketing campaigns, strategic consulting on brand development, modifying business models, and selecting technology up to blockchain applications and ICO’s. In addition to venture capital, young entrepreneurs can access the theoretical and practical knowledge, wealth of entrepreneurial experience and long-standing contacts that are based on the mutual trust of the team of German Startups Group.
We are looking for talented entrepreneurs with knowledge, courage, and passion, who create a highly scalable company based on a disruptive product or business model. Traction or revenues that are already verifiable are a plus. We also acquire secondary shares of the founders, business angels, and other early investors of more mature companies.
ARE YOU A PASSIONATE ENTREPRENEUR WITH A HIGHLY SCALABLE, DISRUPTIVE IDEA? CONVINCE US WITH YOUR PITCH!Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org