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FERI Alternatives Update - Private Equity: Focus on Growth Financing

Bad Homburg, 02/06/2020
from FERI AG
  • Participation in the growth of European technology companies
  • Focus on the growth and expansion phase
  • FERI develops solution for institutional investors

Technology companies that are in a growth or expansion phase are increasingly coming into the focus of forward-looking investors. In the future, FERI intends to make greater use of the opportunities in the market for growth capital to create new investment opportunities for professional investors. "We are currently seeing a high deal flow for companies in the venture and growth capital segment. Now it is a matter of selecting the best companies for an investment," says Carsten Hermann, Managing Director of FERI Trust GmbH and responsible for investment management at FERI. "Eligible for consideration are young companies that can demonstrate above-average growth compared to the market as a whole and whose business model is clearly scalable".

In Europe, numerous young and promising technology companies with disruptive business models are entering the market. Sectors such as online marketplaces, fintech and software are benefiting from the "Offline to Online Shift" and are thus holding their own even in times of generally weaker economic growth. Further advantages lie in the high scaling potential of digital business models. End markets are often cross-border, are extraordinarily large and therefore offer a lot of scope for growth.

Investors Help to Expand Market Position

The growth and expansion phase of a company offers investors clear advantages. As a rule, the company will then already have fully developed products and services that have been accepted by the market, and above-average sales growth. Targeted investments then help the companies to further expand their business, establish themselves extensively in the market and build a leading market position. The challenge for investors is above all to select mature companies that have a low risk of default and at the same time high potential returns. In order to enable institutional investors to enter the investment segment of growth capital, FERI is currently developing an investment solution with a focus on European technology companies. In the selection of suitable portfolio companies, FERI is supported by a leading venture capital investor.

FERI has more than 15 years of experience in the analysis and management of private equity funds and has excellent access to top funds and fund managers worldwide. Since 2000, tailor-made participation programmes have been designed for private and institutional clients, in which more than 2.5 billion euros have already been invested.


About FERI AG

Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Bad Homburg, Germany, the FERI Group has developed into one of the leading investment houses in the German-speaking area. FERI offers tailor-made solutions for institutional investors, family assets and trusts in the following areas:

•    Investment Research: macroeconomic forecasts and asset allocation analyses
•    Investment Management: institutional asset management and private wealth management
•    Investment Consulting: advisory services for institutional investors and family offices

The FERI Cognitive Finance Institute was formed in 2016. It is the strategic research centre and creative think tank of the FERI Group. The Institute focuses on innovative analyses and the development of methods for long-term oriented economic and capital market research. 

FERI and MLP currently have assets of EUR 38.1 billion under management. A total of EUR 8.5 billion of these assets are alternative investments. The FERI Group is headquartered in Bad Homburg and has offices in Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Luxembourg, Munich, Vienna and Zurich.



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