Hannover Finanz

Hannover Finanz Group is a private equity firm based in Hannover, Germany. Established in 1979, it is also one of the oldest private equity houses and has, from the start, focused on medium-sized businesses in all sectors of trade, service and industry. Free of any affiliation with banks or major corporations, the company is itself co-owned by its management. Over nearly three decades extensive experience in the valuation and support of middle-market enterprises have been acquired. The interdisciplinary team offers practical experience of a wide variety of industries and is backed up by a network of strategic partners, experts and consultants in the fields of management and finance. It is common practise at HANNOVER Finanz that the project manager who initially acquired a company will remain the contact person for the entrepreneur throughout the whole holding period. HANNOVER Finanz draws its investment capital from major institutional investors in the banking and insurance sectors. A wide variety of companies take advantage of the experience in fund management and the agency agreements. The HANNOVER Finanz Group invests in businesses undergoing a succession of ownership or needing capital to fund expansion. As the so-called "evergreen" funds run for an unlimited term, HANNOVER Finanz is under no pressure to resell the holdings it acquires by a set date and is accordingly able to sustain long-term commitments to the medium-sized companies it services as private equity partner. The HANNOVER Finanz Group has participated in well-known enterprises such as Fielmann, Rossmann and Aixtron AG and helped them grow over many years. For many companies, it is the groups business expertise and willingness to enter into long-term commitments that makes them decide in favour of HANNOVER Finanz.

Gerrit Baumecker

Investment Associate


Jörg Friedrich Bätjer

Investment Manager


Jörg Caesar



Andreas Doerfert



Steffen Frenzel



Goetz Hertz-Eichenrode

Managing Partner


Georg Krasser

Investment Manager


Joachim von Lohr



Frank Löffler



Christian Lömker

Investment Manager


Janik Möhlmann

Investment Associate


Markus Mönkhoff



Robert Pauli

Managing Partner


Rüdiger Pohl

Investment Manager


Christina Silberberger



Volker Tangemann



Mirco Thelen

Investment Manager


Martin Walka



Jürgen von Wendorff

Managing Partner

63 past transactions


Seed Round in 2019
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Acquisition in 2003
Miles Fashion GmbH produces and distributes soft-line goods. The Company offers apparel, home textiles, and shoes, as well as outdoor equipment, suitcases, bags, garden furniture, home products, household articles, furniture, corporate fashion products, promotional articles, jewelry, and cosmetics.

Deurotech Group

Acquisition in 2015
Deurotech Group GmbH, through its subsidiaries, manufactures additives for control of chemical processes in the impregnation of paper and wood surfaces. It also provides solutions for air purification from industrial processes. The company is headquartered in Langenfeld, Germany.

SIMPLON Fahrrad GmbH

Acquisition in 2014
Simplon Fahrrad manufactures motorcycles, bicycles, and similar equipment and parts.
Mackprang Holding concentrates exclusively on the Schlemmer Group. Founded in 1878 as a trading company for agricultural commodities, the Hamburg-based family company Mackprang pursued the strategy of increasing diversification from the 1960s onwards. In 1963, Mackprang acquired Schlemmer GmbH and brought the company into the holding. The original C. Mackprang jr. GmbH & Co. KG continues its activities as an independent company among its previous shareholders, the Mackprang family.

Schiller Fleisch GmbH

Acquisition in 2016
Schiller Fleisch GmbH is a supplier of roast beef, fillet, and entrecote from German young bulls. In Germany, Austria, and South Tyrol, the company supplies commercial customers and takes care of purchasing, quality management, processing, cutting, storage and packaging of high-quality beef. Schiller Fleisch GmbH was founded in 1971 and is based in Bad Vibel, Germany.

Hubert Schlieckmann GmbH

Acquisition in 2008
Hubert Schlieckmann GmbH manufactures spare parts and sheet metal parts for automotive, electrical engineering, and other industries. The company offers punched and drawned parts, welding components, small and large series, and individual parts/components/systems. It also develops drawing, follow-on composite, transfer, press, punching, and prototype tools, as well as cutting dies; and welding components. Hubert Schlieckmann GmbH was founded in 1967 and is based in Harsewinkel, Germany. It also has a location in Chomutov, Czech Republic.

Sporternährung Mitteregger GmbH

Acquisition in 2006
Sporternährung Mitteregger GmbH operates as a distributor of sports related nutrition and training supplements.

Metall Technologie Holding

Acquisition in 2003
Metall Technologie Holding manufactures heat treatment industrial furnaces. The company offers industrial furnaces, vacuum furnaces, continuous furnaces, atmosphere furnaces, and protective gas furnaces for aeronautical and automobile industries, medical sector, steel and equipment manufacturers, and heat treatment contractors worldwide. It serves various applications, including gas quenching, oil quenching, gas and oil quenching, brazing of aluminum and stainless steel, sintering and metal injection molding, tempering, annealing, magnetic annealing and stabilization, ageing and stress relieving, low-pressure carburizing, low-pressure nitriding, plasma/ionic nitriding, and cryogenic treatment.


Seed Round in 2019
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Köhler Automobiltechnik GmbH

Acquisition in 2006
Köhler is one of Europe's leading niche market manufacturers of complex forming vehicle components.
Isselburg Guß und Bearbeitung GmbH engages in the development, engineering, and production of grey, vermicular, and spheroidal graphite cast iron ready-to-install components. It offers housings, axles, flywheels, brake discs, and oil sumps. The company also assembles ready-to-install system components for original equipment manufacturers in Europe, the United States, and Japan. Its products are used in diesel engines, tractors, forklift trucks, construction machines, commercial vehicles, and railways worldwide. Isselburg Guß und Bearbeitung GmbH was founded in 1996 and is based in Isselburg, Germany. Isselburg Guß und Bearbeitung GmbH operates as a subsidiary of Industrie Holding Isselburg GmbH.

Raith GmbH

Acquisition in 2002
Raith is a precision technology solution provider for nanofabrication, electron beam lithography, focused ion beam fabrication, nanoengineering and reverse engineering applications. Customers include universities and other organizations involved in various fields of nanotechnology research and materials science – as well as industrial and medium-sized enterprises that use nanotechnology for specific product applications or produce compound semiconductors. The company works as close as possible with customers in the most important global markets through subsidiaries in the Netherlands, the USA and in Asia and through an extensive partner and service network. In February 2013, Raith joined forces with Vistec Gaussian Beam Lithography, another leading electron beam lithography equipment manufacturer with more than 45 years of experience. With this extension of the product portfolio, customers are able to select from a comprehensive range of nanofabrication systems and services. Raith was Founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Dortmund, Germany.

Willy Vogel AG

Acquisition in 1988
Willy Vogel AG Techn Verkaufsbuero is headquartered in Germany. The Company's line of business includes the wholesale distribution of industrial machinery and equipment. Die Willy Vogel AG ist das weltweit führende Unternehmen auf dem Gebiet der Zentralschmiertechnik für Maschinen, Anlagen, Nutz- und Schienenfahrzeuge. Seit 2004 ist Vogel Mitglied des schwedischen SKF Konzerns und bildet dort das Kompetenz-Center für den Bereich Schmiersysteme. SKF ist ein weltweit führender Anbieter von Produkten, Systemlösungen und Serviceleistungen in den Branchen Wälzlager und Dichtungen. Die HANNOVER Finanz Gruppe übernahm 1988 von der Witwe des Gründers Willy Vogel gemeinsam mit dem Management die Unternehmensanteile und finanzierte sowohl den Management-Buy-out als auch das weitere Wachstum.
WMU Heat Treatment Systems for Industry and Environmental Technology GmbH is a mechanical engineering company as well as a service provider for industrial furnaces. The company provides vacuum ovens, passovers, roller stoves, overhauled used plants, conveyor oven, special oven plants, and resort oven. WMU Heat Treatment Systems for Industry and Environmental Technology was founded by Andreas Breloer and Dieter Uschkoreit in 1994 and is headquartered in Bonen, Germany.


Acquisition in 1985
TIG is a specialist in the maintenance and servicing of industrial plants.

Wofi Leuchten GmbH

Acquisition in 1988
Wofi Leuchten GmbH develops and manufactures lighting products. The Company produces a wide range of residential lighting products including ceiling lights, wall lights, pendants, table lamps, floor lamps, spotlights, and track systems.

Nolte GmbH & Co. KGaA

Acquisition in 1991
Nolte GmbH & Co. KGaA, through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets furniture for customers in Germany and internationally. The company offers kitchen systems, including fronts and carcases; wardrobes and bedroom furniture; chipboards; chipboards; cash-and-carry furniture; and tailor-made partitions and glass walls. It also operates furniture showrooms in India, Turkey, Dubai, and Mallorca. Nolte GmbH & Co. KGaA was founded in 1923 and is based in Germersheim, Germany.
MOESCHTER is now connected to industrial partners on every continent, thus securing a global supply for its customers. The development of individual solutions for the customers is an important part of the daily work. Such new developments have brought the company several patents. In addition to special solutions, there are also specially developed standards that are tailored to the needs of the respective industry. As a result of its international orientation, MOESCHTER is now connected to industrial partners on every continent, thus securing a global supply for its customers.


Acquisition in 2008
GETI WILBA GmbH & Co. KG produces processed meat products. The company offers cooked hen meat, raw hen meat, pasteurized hen meat, hen meatballs, roasted hen breast strips, minced and roasted hen meat, hen fat and hen broth, and individual products; ready meals and game ready meals as cook-in-the-bag dishes; game products to food service and industrial customers; and convenience products for food retail trade.


Acquisition in 1994
mobilcom-debitel GmbH retails cell phones and smart phones, and tablets and UMTS. It also offers accessories for smartphones, tablets, and others that include headphones and headsets, sound systems, fitness trackers and smartwatches, smart home products, brackets, cables and chargers, and other accessories; bags, covers, and foils; and photo, videos, and TV accessories.
IPR - Intelligent Peripherals for Robots GmbH develops and manufactures high-quality assembly and robot accessories. The Swabian family-owned company has always been able to anticipate the rapidly changing requirements of this very special market segment and today is one of the technology leaders in the field of gripping technology.


Series B in 2000
NOXXON Pharma AG, a biopharmaceutical company, develops biostable aptamers and substances based on mirror image nucleic acids. Its Spiegelmer is a mirror image oligonucleotide therapeutic for the pharmacologically relevant target. The company has a strategic alliance with Pfizer, Inc. NOXXON Pharma AG was founded in 1997 and is based in Berlin, Germany.

Teupen Maschinenbau GmbH

Acquisition in 2012
Teupen Maschinenbau GmbH develops and manufactures aerial work platforms and rubber track chassis. It also aerial access technology such as crawler-mounted access platforms, truck-mounted access platforms, trailer-mounted access platforms. The company goal is to solve our customer’s height access challenges and help them to create sustainable cost and competitive advantages by using their products.Teupen was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Gronau, Germany.

Mediashop Holding GmbH

Acquisition in 2017
Mediashop is a TV shopping company that operates in 12 countries across Europe with a reach of more than 100 million customers. Its goal is to offer innovative, high-quality products at a very attractive price. The comprehensive product portfolio includes the latest products in the fields of kitchen, household, leisure, fitness, wellness, and beauty.

Peter Butz GmbH & Co. Verwaltungs-KG

Acquisition in 1992
Peter Butz GmbH & Co. Verwaltungs-KG manufactures parts of interior fitting of vehicles. Its products include ski bags, luggage compartment coverings, and safety nets.

Telecom Nescom Systemhaus GmbH

Acquisition in 2001
The Telecom Nescom Systemhaus GmbH (TNS) is a service provider and solution provider for the use of mobile communications, data technology and mobile devices.

Service company GmbH

Acquisition in 2006
The company is a specialized service provider in the health sector, dealing with changes in socio-economic market needs. The basis of the business activity is the development and provision of socially recognized and economically successful standards for health care.


Acquisition in 1991
The technotrans group of companies successfully concentrates on applications within its core competence of liquid technology. With 19 company locations and its 1,330 employees we are local in all important markets worldwide. For many years technotrans has expanded into new fields of application within its core competence of cooling, temperature control, filtration, as well as measuring and mixing technology. The strategy is a commitment to sustainable development.
Founded in Vienna in 1885, Ludwig Reiter Schuhmanufaktur is still managed as a family business today. Its core business is the manufacture of high-quality shoes, shoe repairs and the sale of shoe care products. The tradition of the company is based on the production of welted men's shoes in the classic Viennese style. Meanwhile, the internationally present company has also developed a wide range of high-quality leisure and sports shoes, women's models, fine leather goods and accessories. The brand Ludwig Reiter is present in exclusive Ludwig Reiter stores in Austria and Germany as well as in selected stores worldwide.

Schrack Technik

Acquisition in 2005
Schrack Technik is a privately held suppliers of components and solutions for energy and data technology.

Lacon Electronic GmbH

Acquisition in 2019
Lacon Electronic is a technology leader in mechatronics, with more than 400 employees at two locations in Germany and Romania on more than 12,000 m 2 ... Mechatronics completely As a full-service mechatronics provider, Lacon covers the complete production of electronic assemblies, devices and systems. We complete your value chain Design-In, Industrial Engineering Samples, prototypes, small and medium series (up to 100,000 units pa) Just-in-time logistics, Kanban or consignment After sales service up to material procurement


Acquisition in 2014
OQEMA AG today occupies a leading position in the European chemical distribution market. The family business has grown steadily and above average in recent years. The product range of the company is diversified with 12,000 products: Commodities and specialties are equally represented.

Schneider Versand GmbH

Acquisition in 1990
Schneider Versand is a mail-order company for promotional gifts, sales promotion, and advertising products for commercial needs. These include office and gift items, furniture, entertainment, and communications electronics, household items, textiles and a large selection of scattered items that can be printed in the own print shop according to the wishes of the customers. Schneider Versand was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Wedel, Germany.
WIDOS Wilhelm Dommer Söhne GmbH is an international company that manufactures machines for welding plastic tubes for gas, water, and mining industries. It combines high productivity, safety, and ecology in every single plastic welding technology and in every service - anywhere in the world. WIDOS Wilhelm Dommer Söhne GmbH was founded in 1946 and is based in Ditzingen, Germany.

melvo GmbH

Acquisition in 2004
melvo GmbH manufactures and supplies shoe care products and comfort articles in Germany. It offers creams, lotions, liquids, waxes, and sprays; and washing agents for sportswear, cleaning shampoos for sports shoes, fabric waterproofing for application in washing machines, and insoles for children’s shoes. The company’s products are also used for leather goods and textiles.

Loher AG

Acquisition in 1986
Loher is a complete supplier of electric drive technology.

EXCON Services GmbH

Acquisition in 2007
EXCON Services GmbH provides performance, network, dealer, collateral, receivables, claims, risk, fraud, and fleet management services.

Franz Ziener GmbH & Co. KG

Private Equity Round in 2012
Franz Ziener GmbH & Co. KG manufactures sports gloves and sports clothing for skiing and cycling sports in Europe. It offers gloves, garments, hats and bands, and teamwear; and bikewear. Franz Ziener GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 1946 and is based in Oberammergau, Germany.

Transcom - CMS Austria

Acquisition in 2014
Transcom - Austrian Credit Management Services offers various customer relationship management (CRM) products and services.
Hansa Meyer Global Holding GmbH provides European high and heavy transportation, and transport engineering services.
Media-Concept Bürobedarf GmbH, based in Unterhaching, Bavaria, specializes in the online distribution of printer cartridges and toner. In various online shops, such as www.tinte24.de, around 5,000 products are distributed predominantly to small commercial and private customers in Germany.

CP Corporate Planning AG

Acquisition in 2017
Hamburg, is one of the pioneers in the German-speaking business intelligence market and today one of the technology and innovation leaders for software solutions for integrated corporate management.

Wandel & Goltermann Management Holding GmbH

Acquisition in 1995
The Wandel & Goltermann Group is one of the providers of measurement and communication technology for the telecommunications industry.

Markenfilm GmbH & Co KG

Acquisition in 1998
The MARKENFILM group of companies based in Wedel near Hamburg is the market leader in the field of film and television production with its now 7 subsidiaries.


Acquisition in 2015
Koller-Gruppe is your supplier in the automotive industry. Specialization in various fields - from mold making. The Koller Group is a manufacturer of lightweight automotive parts in international markets. The Koller Group manufactures serial lightweight products using distinct technologies (molding and pressing) and materials (sandwich, plastics, CFK, SMC and hybrids), mainly supplying the automotive industry. The Koller Group acts as a Tier 1 and/or Tier 2 supplier, delivering its serial products mainly to European OEMs. Those serial products are manufactured at different locations in Europe and Mexico. Koller also acts as a lightweight development partner and system supplier for German and international OEMs. Moreover, the Koller Group operates a tool shop and conducts business in plant engineering and construction for external customers, as well as for Koller Group companies.

MPA Pharma GmbH

Acquisition in 1998
MPA Pharma GmbH manufactures and distributes medicinal products in Europe and internationally. The company offers patented and non-patented products; generic products; and over-the-counter EU pharmaceuticals, narcotic drugs, and medical devices. It offers products for stoma, incontinence, diagnosis, and wound treatment preparations. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Trittau, Germany with an additional office in Osterburg, Germany.
ACHAT Hotel- und Immobilienbetriebsgesellschaft mbH owns and operates a chain of business, holiday, and conference hotels in Germany, Austria, and Hungary.

Runners Point Group

Acquisition in 2005
Runners Point Group is a specialist retailer of sports shoes, functional textiles, and other fitness accessories. They distribute lifestyle footwear through our self-contained sales concept SIDESTEP. The stores are aimed at fashion and trend conscious groups. It also offers the customers a vast range of running equipment both in-store and online and use the latest technical innovations to optimize customer service. Runners Points Group was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Recklinghausen, Germany.

Signalbau Huber GmbH

Acquisition in 1986
Signalbau Huber GmbH is an international supplier of systems for traffic engineering and telematics. The Munich-based company has been involved in the development, production, assembly and maintenance of traffic control systems for more than 50 years. Since 2010, the company operates as Swarco Traffic Systems GmbH.


Acquisition in 1995
OETTINGER Brauerei is a brewery company that produces and markets beer. It offers beers, beer-mix drinks, and fruity and sparkling soft drinks. In addition to seamless quality control, state-of-the-art production at four locations, two logistics centers and a high level of environmental awareness. OETTINGER Brauerei was founded in 1731 and is headquartered in Oettingen, Bavaria, Germany.

F&W Frey & Winkler

Acquisition in 2015
F&W Frey & Winkler specialised in the production of nose pads for the worldwide spectacles industry. Whereas those parts originally consisted of cellulose acetate and soft PVC, F&W started, after a relatively short development phase, in 1982 the industrial production of such parts made of silicone rubber. For this purpose a well-known German material supplier even developed a special silicone type, which was characterized by the highest possible transparency. Until today those components are part of the portfolio of high quality products and meanwhile more than 1 Billion spectacles have been equipped with that new pad. Driven by the expectation that the transfer of the labour–intensive spectacle industry to low-wage countries would lead to a decrease of market shares, F&W early and intensively turned to capture other branches. Nowadays F&W supplies parts to the medical technology as well as to a range of other industries. These are injection molding parts, made of different kinds of materials, concentrating on silicone. The current focus is the expansion of the production of 2K–parts by using silicone rubber. May a lot of values have changed during the company’s history, the quality of our products will ever be the main topic of all our activities.


Acquisition in 2010
Paper+Design is a graphic design company that manufactures, markets, and sells high-end printed table decoration products. It offers matches, handkerchiefs, toilet paper, coaster, table runners and placemats, slip covers, table covers, banqetrolls, displays, paper cups and plates, napkins, napkin rings, and candles. The company provides its products for various themes, such as maritime, travel, love, baby, wedding, flora, patterns, fauna, food and drink, party, origami napkins, basics, Christmas, Easter, autumn, winter, summer, and spring themes. Paper+Design was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Wolkenstein, Germany.

Biesterfeld AG

Private Equity Round in 2014
The Biesterfeld Group focuses on sustainable, profitable growth in its four core business divisions: Biesterfeld Plastic is a major distributor of plastics and additives. Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is active in Europe and Brazil with products and solutions for speciality chemicals. The youngest business division Biesterfeld Performance Rubber is internationally active as a distributor for the rubber processing. As an international trading company, Biesterfeld International trades worldwide in base chemicals and specialities.

pitti Holding GmbH

Acquisition in 1998
pitti specializes in the distribution and production of pet food and pet supplies in the dog, cat, bird, rodent and aquarium sector. The umbrella brand pitti stands for a comprehensive and inexpensive overall assortment in the food and non-food sector.

RADO Gummi GmbH

Acquisition in 2005
RADO Gummi manufactures rubber mixtures for the automobile and white goods industry. The company portfolio includes 2,000 recipes, 1,200 of which come from its own development lab. It uses around 500 to 600 of these recipes per year to produce high-quality rubber compounds according to the wishes and expectations of its customers. The company is headquartered in North Rhine-Westphalian Radevormwald.

VEMAG Maschinenbau GmbH

Acquisition in 1990
VEMAG Maschinenbau GmbH engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of machines and equipment for the food industry.

LÜCK Holding GmbH

Acquisition in 2012
LÜCK Holding GmbH offers engineering services such as installation and maintenance of the electrical and safety products, heater, sanitary and air conditioning systems.
Molecular Machines & Industries (MMI) is the leading provider of microscope-based micromanipulation solutions for the life sciences, material sciences,and healthcare. We specialize in single cell handling, laser microdissection and optical tweezers for a wide range of clinical and research-based applications. MMI is a high-value partner for our customers providing worldwide unique competence in micromanipulation and single cell handling. Founded in 1998 by Prof. Dr. Stefan Seeger in Heidelberg, Germany, MMI moved in 2001 to Zurich, Switzerland. Since then, MMI emerged into the global market and today has established a broad instruments base all over the world.
Ziemann Sicherheit is a value transport company that provides security services. Its services include cash handling, processing, and packaging of money for commerce, industries, and banks and ATM service. The company also provides plant and property protection, and event services, emergency call, and service center; money order portal; trading services for precious metals and other varieties; and technical banking services. Ziemann Sicherheit was founded by Curt Ziemann in 1956 and is headquartered in Schallstadt, Germany.

Spectral Audio Möbel GmbH

Acquisition in 2008
Spectral Audio Möbel GmbH is an innovative company that develops elegant home furniture with intelligent additional functions. It also provides tables and stands, plug-in options for Apple iPhone, iPod and iPad for direct transfer of music, video and images to your TV or sound system, and TV furniture. The company goal is to combine the best in entertainment and beautiful living. Spectral Audio Möbel GmbH was founded in 1994 by the three brothers Frank, Heiko and Markus Krämer and is based in Pleidelsheim, Germany

PWK Automotive Group

Acquisition in 2017
PWK Automotive GmbH designs and manufactures automotive safety parts for the automobile industry. The company manufactures parts for chassis, steering, and braking systems. Its products include steering, brake actuation, suspensions, shock absorber, and other safety parts. PWK Automotive GmbH was founded in 1898 and is based in Krefeld, Germany. It has additional locations in Gelenau and Zittau, Germany.