GESCO AG’s acquisition criteria

GESCO AG is looking for ‘hidden champions’; market and technological leaders in the technology-driven SME sector. We usually acquire established companies within the scope of  succession planning. However, we also make purchases as a result of corporate spin-offs. We have very clear expectations regarding acquisitions:

The target industries:

  • Machine and plant construction
  • Manufacturing, trading or service companies in the metal and plastics processing segments
  • Electrical engineering and automation technology
  • Tool manufacturing

The criteria:

  • Sales of around € 10 million and above
  • Positive cash flow; no companies that are in need of restructuring
  • Headquarters in Germany
  • Solid equity base
  • Convincing, established business model, strongest possible market position in their niche