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SGT German
Private Equity

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Our Mission

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.

 

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Unser Management

Management Board

 JOSEPH PACINI
JOSEPH PACINI

Co-Manageing Partner Business Development & Investor Relations

Co-Manageing Partner Business Development & Investor Relations
Joseph has almost two decades of Asian and European private equity experience.

He was a Founding Partner and CEO of XIO Group from 2014-2019, where he led all strategic decisions of the firm and was an IC and Board Member of Compo Expert, Lumenis, and J.D. Power.

Prior to founding XIO, Joseph was Managing Director and Head of BlackRock Alternative Investments for Asia Pacific, responsible for the continued growth of BlackRock's $24bn alternatives platform and product offering in Asia.

Previously, Joseph was Head of the Alternative Investments for J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Asia where he was responsible for hedge fund, private equity, real estate and direct deal opportunities Before this, Joseph was a member of the J.P. Morgan Private Bank Alternative Investments Due Diligence Team.

Joseph holds a BSc in International Business from Brigham Young University.

SGT Responsibilities: Investment Committee,Strategy, Fundraising, Public Relations, Compliance, and Diversity

 CARSTEN GEYER
CARSTEN GEYER

Co-Managing Partner Investments & Monitoring

Co-Managing Partner Investments & Monitoring
With almost two decades of private equity experience, Carstenis responsible for origination, execution, and value creation for all of SGT’s transactions.

He was a Founding Partner and Head of Europe of XIO Group from 2014-2019, where he was an IC and Board Member of Compo Expert, Lumenis, and J.D. Power, and played a central role in the origination, execution, and the ongoing running of these companies.

Prior to founding XIO, Carstenwas a Principal at PermiraAdvisers, responsible for the TMT, Financial Services, and Healthcare activities in German speaking countries.

Before joining Permirain 2006, Carstenspent over 7 years at McKinsey & Company in Munich, Vienna, and Berlin, focusing on clients in the TMT and Financial Services sectors.

Carstenholds a Masters’ in Business and Economics from the University of Passau and an MBDA from INSEAD.

SGT Responsibilities: Investment Committee,Strategy, ESG, and Fund Minder

Managers of affiliated companies of SGT-CAPITAL GROUP

 Dr. Marcel Normann
Dr. Marcel Normann

Partner Investments & Value Creation

Partner Investments & Value Creation
With almost two decades of management consulting and private equity experience, Marcel is responsible for the origination and execution of transactions in Western Markets as well as driving value creation for portfolio companies.

He joined XIO Group in 2015 as Managing Director, leading the Financial Services sector coverage and co-leading value creation efforts at portfolio companies.

Prior to joining, Marcel was a Partner at McKinsey & Company where he advised mid-sized and large clients in Europe on corporate strategy, business performance improvement (sales & Marketing, product portfolio and development, operations, and cost reduction) as well as large-scale enterprise-wide transformation and Post-Merger-Integration.

Marcel holds a Masters’ in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim and a Ph.Din Economics from the European Business School.

SGT Responsibilities: Investment Committee,Organizational, Business, and People Development

 Jens Dino Steinborn
Jens Dino Steinborn

Partner Investments & Value Creation

Partner Investments & Value Creation
Being active in European private equity since 2002, Dino is responsible for the origination and execution of transactions in Western Markets as well as driving value creation for portfolio companies.

He joined XIO Group in March 2016 as a Managing Director, where he was a Board Member of Compo Expert and J.D. Power and led the acquisition, monitoring, and exit of J.D. Power, and the value creation and exits of Compo Expert and Lumenis.

Prior to joining XIO, Dino worked in private equity roles at Candover, Permira, and Cranemere, building his investor experience on selective transactions that delivered attractive risk-return profiles.

Dino started his career in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, initially with Coopers & Lybrand and later with Deutsche Bank, working in the Financial Sponsors Group.

Dino holds a Masters’ in Business Administration from WestfälischeWilhelms-Universität.

SGT Responsibilities: Investment Committee,Financing, and Special Projects

 Christoph Gerlinger
Christoph Gerlinger

PartnerFinance, Technology & Digitization

PartnerFinance, Technology & Digitization
Christoph was a serial entrepreneur and has almost a decade of experience in equity investments in German Venture Capital.

Prior to joining SGT in 2020, Christoph was a Founder and CEO of German StartupsGroup, a leading Venture Capital Investor in Germany with investments in start-ups such as Delivery Hero, Soundcloud, MisterSpex, and Scalable Capital.

Prior to this, from 2005-2011, Christoph was Founder an CEO of FrogsterInteractive Pictures, a listed entertainment software publisher.

Before this, he was the Head of the German operations for Infogrames/Atari and the CFO of CDV Software Entertainment, which he took public.

Christopholds a Masters’ in Business Administration from Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt and is a qualified banker.

SGT Responsibilities: Investment Committee,Corporate Capital Markets, Corporate Investor Relations, and Firm Investments

 Marianne Rajic
Marianne Rajic

PartnerLegal & Operations

PartnerLegal & Operations
With over 15 years’ experience with private and mutual funds and alternative investment structures, Marianne is responsible for the establishment of SGT funds and management structure as well as working with the deal team on transaction origination, execution, and value creation.

She joined XIO Group in November 2018, where she provided legal support for the portfolio monitoring, managed stakeholders, advised on day-to-day matters, and led and coordinated multi-jurisdictional external legal teams Prior to joining XIO, Marianne was Hong Kong Managing Partner and Head of the Asian Funds Practice at Campbells, before which she was the Head of BVI Funds Practice at Walkers.

Before this, Marianne was an Attorney at Conyers Dill & Pearman, advising on cross-border M&A and joint ventures.

Marianne holds a Bachelors’ in Economics and an LLB from the Australian National University and a LLM from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

SGT Responsibilities: Investment Committee Risk/Compliance Oversight, General Counsel, Risk/Compliance, and Human Resources

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SGT Capital

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