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 very experienced Senior Management Team of SGT Capital had invested 1.2 billion USD of private equity in companies in Europe, Israel, and the USA for its predecessor private equity firm within only two years and with that returned 2.2x Money on Money for its investors from 2015 until early 2020 and generated more than 1.4 billion USD in gross capital gains.
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