What you can expect from GESCO, as an investor
We take on your responsibilities
When we purchase a company as part of a traditional succession plan, we also take on the responsibilities that previously rested on your shoulders as sole owner – the responsibility for your company and your employees. To ensure that we are successful, we only invest in industries we are familiar with. We want to give you a clear picture of what you can expect from us as an investor.
- A succession plan that is tailored to your situation
After numerous discussions and transactions we know that every situation is different. And each situation requires a solution that is individually tailored to the former owner and the company. Solutions that take into account the interests of all stakeholders are our strength.
- A rapid, flexible process
We make a point of keeping our holding company streamlined. That means short communication channels that allow us to act rapidly and avoid bureaucracy.
- Deep understanding of succession and the situations faced by companies
We have been active in the field of succession planning in the SME sector for more than 25 years. Countless discussions have helped us understand the hopes, expectations, fears and needs of companies. We take them seriously and address them openly.
- Preserving a company’s culture and structure
Entrepreneurs that sell to GESCO are selling to an owner that takes a long-term perspective. They know that their life’s work is in good hands and that jobs at the company are safe. We don’t want to break up, merge or resell the company in a few years’ time. On the contrary: We want to preserve a company’s culture and structure, and to lead it from a successful past to a future that is at least as successful.
- No plans to exit
GESCO does not pursue exit strategies aimed at the later sale of holdings. That sets us apart from private equity companies. Their aim is to resell holdings as quickly as they can, and at the highest possible profit. We, on the other hand, are long-term investors with an interest in the sustainable success of our subsidiaries. Together with the management team of the respective company, we work to develop its business model: to create new impetus using modern IT systems, innovation or by means of international expansion.
- High transaction security, no deliberations when it comes to financing
GESCO AG has a strong economic basis. That is documented by our finical reports, which are published due to our stock market listing. Our strong financial situation allows us to offer you transaction security – without deliberations when it comes to financing.