The GESCO share offers you access to leading companies in Germany’s technology-driven Mittelstand. Every single company has a successful history to show for itself. All are established players in their respective target markets – and a number of them are even world market leaders. As a long-term investor, GESCO acquires successful companies in four strategically attractive segments: Production Process Technology, Resource Technology, Healthcare and Infrastructure Technology as well as Mobility Technology. Takeovers mainly occur as part of succession planning, both through management buy-outs (MBOs) and management buy-ins (MBI), and also through group spin-offs.
The subsidiaries of GESCO have excellent capital adequacy levels. Regular investments ensure their technological excellence. In the course of the succession arrangement, the new manager takes on a ten to 20 per cent stake in the company, depending on its size. This crucial entrepreneurial component of the GESCO model ensures that there is a balance between the interests of all those involved: both management and GESCO AG as the majority shareholder are equally committed to the company’s long-term interests.
Since the IPO on 24 March 1998, investors have been participating in the commercial success of the GESCO Group through our transparent and predictable dividend policy. Shareholders have received a distribution every financial year. GESCO gears the distribution to a ratio of about 40 per cent of group net income for the year after minority interest.