For us, sustainable value growth is paramount. In general, Elvaston acquires majority shareholdings in medium-sized companies and provides investment capital to finance growth. A sustainable business model and potential for growth are essential prerequisites for an investment.

Investment criteria


Profitable business operating in a niche market

Annual turnover between 10 and 80 million euros

Operating at a profit with solid revenues

Excellent market position with long-term competitive advantages

Potential for growth or consolidation in the industry

Willingness of management to invest in the company

Headquarters and activities in Germany, Austria or Switzerland

Elvaston’s approach


Succession plans for entrepreneurs and family-run companies

Corporate spin-offs and carve-outs

Management buyouts (MBO) and management buyins (MBI)

Buy & build concepts in industries with a potential for consolidation

Growth financing in the form of capital increases

Transactions with publicly traded companies (PIPE; delisting)

In exceptional cases, Elvaston also invests in minority shareholdings and special situations. Elvaston can also acquire larger shareholdings with partners.