A group of private investors who are closely connected to SMEs recognises the topic of succession as an urgent problem for small and medium-sized enterprises and as an attractive investment opportunity. In 1989, auditors, tax consultants and entrepreneurs found GESCO. And so began a successful corporate history...


GESCO is one of the most renowned investment companies for German SMEs, holding a group of 10 hidden champions and has met the highest transparency requirements of Deutsche Börse since its IPO in 1998.


With the entry in the commercial register, the conversion of GESCO AG into GESCO SE is complete and thus formally effective. The European legal form underscores GESCO's positioning as a forward-looking and increasingly internationally oriented medium-sized industrial group.


Acquisition of W. Krömker GmbH, the European market leader for support arm systems and an innovation leader for high-quality medical technology products.


GESCO successfully finishes balancing out its portfolio by substantial automotive shares


GESCO closes mobility technology segment and undertakes largest portfolio adjustment in company history


Strategy NEXT LEVEL: a new chapter in GESCO’s history


Acquisition of Sommer & Strassburger, a specialised provider of processing equipment for the pharmaceutical, food/beverage, water and chemical industries


“Small” capital increase: 864.449 new shares were placed, GESCO AG generated new funds of approximately € 20 million. The emission was oversubscribed several times.


Acquisition of Pickhardt & Gerlach Group, a leading strip steel processor, in the context of a succession arrangement.


At the suggestion of numerous shareholders, GESCO implemented a share split in the ratio of 1:3 in order to facilitate trading with the GESCO share, make the share more attractive and increase capital market liquidity.


25 years of GESCO! A reason to celebrate – not with a historical review, but with a technology day at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH University) in Aachen. Even after a quarter of a century, we continue to focus on the future.


GESCO successfully conducts another capital increase and places new shares with German and European institutional investors. With EUR 19.2 million in issue proceeds, we subsequently buy three further established industrial companies.


Thanks to the GESCO Group’s successful development, our second capital increase is also met with great interest from domestic and foreign investors. The share capital increases by 10% and GESCO has access to another EUR 9.8 million for future growth.


GESCO successfully conducts a capital increase among domestic and foreign investors. By issuing new shares, the share capital increases by 10% and the Group raises about EUR 6.8 million for further acquisitions.


On 24 March 1998, GESCO celebrates a successful debut at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and raises additional funds for future growth.


A group of private investors who are closely connected to SMEs founds GESCO with the aim of bundling a portfolio of successful small and medium-sized industrial enterprises in a holding company.