Elvaston is an entrepreneur-led private equity firm specialising in small to medium-sized companies located within the German-speaking region. Elvaston takes a straightforward, individual approach to guiding profitable companies operating in growth industries towards long-term value growth.


SHD acquires Cogito
18 October 2016

SHD acquires 100% of the company shares of Cogito Retail GmbH & Co. KG, an ERP software provider based in Essen. Cogito will continue to run as an independent company under the supervision of the previous managing director, Christian Gerigk and will continue to focus on the implementation and maintenance of merchandise management systems for the furniture trade industry.

SHD Press Release

HABEL Dokumentenmanagement gains Elvaston as strategic financial partner
4 October 2016

HABEL GmbH & Co. KG, a leading provider of software systems for document management, gains Elvaston as a strategic partner for the future development of the company. The founder and previous executive director, Fritz Habel, will remain available to the company and further on share his expertise.

HABEL website

Elvaston Foundation Junior Professorship

We support Berlin’s Humboldt University Faculty of Economics with the Elvaston Junior Professorship for Private Equity.

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