Specialising in corporate succession in SMEs

Always a majority shareholder with a long-term approach 

Are you the owner of an SME with an interest in a succession solution? Or are you looking for a reliable investor with a long-term approach for another reason? Then you are in the right place. We purchase healthy companies in the industrial SME sector – always as a majority shareholder (usually with a stake of 100 per cent) and always for the long term.

GESCO – a very different kind of investment holding company

Established companies, often with a long history, find a permanent home in the GESCO Group. We profit from their successful long-term development. That is a significant difference between us and private equity companies. Their actions are always focused on a lucrative resale of their stake (the “exit”) in the shortest possible time.

GESCO AG’s stock market listing ensures the highest levels of transparency

Allow our financial reports to convince you that we are a healthy company and that we can offer you transaction security.

Find out about our acquisition criteria on the GESCO strategy page and take a look at our case studies. Or feel free to contact us. You will see that our approach is typical of the SME sector: we are uncomplicated, thorough and able to make quick decisions.    

  • Christoph Borges
    Head of Acquisitions at GESCO AG

    • +49 (0)202 24820-24

    • +49 (0)202 24820-49
  • The GESCO model: benefits for all those involved 

    The GESCO model is very successful because the company’s long-term strategy benefits all those involved: The former owner who wants to settle succession issues, the new managing director, who wants to take on the company and GESCO AG, the majority shareholder, which benefits from the economic success of its subsidiaries.

  • The criteria that underlie GESCO AG’s acquisitions

    GESCO’s entire business model, and its actions, are aimed at sustainable success. In order to achieve this, we have set criteria which we use to select candidates for acquisition.

  • The investment process – from initial contact to signing 

    We can usually determine whether we are interested in acquiring your company at the point of initial contact. From that time, it can take four to six months until the purchase contract is signed. An outline of the steps taken in that period is available here.

  • What you can expect from GESCO, as an investor 

    “If you commit for all eternity, you should look before you leap”: There are various ways to solve succession issues at a company. And there are various kinds of partners who can help implement those solutions. Find out what you can expect from us, as a long-term investor.

  • If you have questions regarding the succession solution, then we have the answers

    How long does the sale process take? How does GESCO value a company? If not from exits, how does GESCO make money? And what does “due diligence” actually mean? We have put together answers to the most frequently asked questions.