Private Equity

Just a few years ago, private equity was considered an alternative asset class, but today it is part of almost every portfolio – the industry is developing from boom to normality. More and more companies are using private equity as access to financing for restructuring, optimization, and organic and inorganic growth.

Buy and Build for organizational success


Family offices and private equity houses generate high returns through their investment activities. A prerequisite for this is that they successfully invest their capital and then unleash it again. Successfully acquiring the right companies, increasing their value, and then selling them successfully requires a comprehensive understanding of the company, the market, and the industry. Only in this way can risks be minimized and the company precisely evaluated.

Increasing competition for worthwhile investment targets is currently driving up prices and lowering returns for investors. Active “buying and building” is becoming increasingly important for achieving the desired growth, increasing the value of the acquired companies, and thus the targeted return on capital. This is why private equity houses are increasingly having an operational impact on portfolio companies.

Through operational changes or add-on acquisitions, the value of the portfolio companies can be increased faster. The implementation of new technologies and systems in the course of progressive digitalization and Industry 4.0 can also further improve the efficiency of the acquired companies and thus further contribute to value enhancement.


ensign advisory supports the value enhancement of your portfolio companies


For an optimal result, we rely on a close cooperation between investors, portfolio companies, and our consultants. That’s why we accompany our clients throughout the entire process of your transactions and advise and support their team on topics such as due diligence, post-merger integration, or carve-outs. In addition, we offer operational consulting services for the diagnostics, optimization, and restructuring of portfolio companies, for example, in the areas of marketing, sales, purchasing, production or innovation and engineering. In this way we help to generate high returns for our clients´ investors.

With our consulting services, your clients benefit from our many years of experience in the various areas of the industrial goods sector for technically sophisticated products and services, such as in mechanical and plant engineering, the packaging industry, or automation technology.

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