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AUCTUS is the leading private equity firm for the German “Mittelstand”. The investment focus is based on majority ownership positions in profitable companies with an annual turnover between 10m and EUR 150m and strong growth potential. With over 100 investments in the last ten years, AUCTUS is the most active fund in the German speaking market. One of AUCTUS’ key drivers to build medium-sized enterprise groups is sustainable growth. This is based on organic growth and growth through value enhancing add-on acquisitions. The strategic growth plan is executed on the basis of a trustful and entrepreneurial collaboration of the AUCTUS investment team and the management team of the portfolio companies.

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

In Germany, Citi’s origins go back more than 90 years while Citi has the largest German corporate footprint of any non-domestic Bank, focussing on large German corporate clients as well as private equity firms.

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With offices in 157 countries and more than 195,000 people, PwC is among the leading professional services networks in the world. PwC helps organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for, by delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. In FY14, PwC firms provided services to 417 companies in the Fortune Global 500 and 462 in the FT Global 500. PwC was named the 3rd most attractive employer in the world for business students by Universum in 2014. For the year ending 30 June 2014, PwC’s gross revenues were US$34 billion.

Lazard is the world’s leading independent financial advisory and asset management firm. With a team of over 3,000 individuals operating in 40 cities across 25 countries, they advise clients around the world on strategic and financial matters including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, capital structure and capital raising. Through their Asset Management business, they manage investment portfolios in key regions of the world.

Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax, and related services. With more than 150 years of hard work and commitment to making a real difference, our organization has grown in scale and diversity—approximately 286,000 people in 150 countries and territories, providing these services—yet our shared culture remains the same. Our organization serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies

Mutares is a holding company that focuses on acquiring small and medium-sized companies with clear potential for improvement. Mutares invests in European companies and focuses on the segments Automotive, Wood & Paper, Construction & Infrastructure, Engineering & Technology, Consumer Goods & Logistics. Following a focused Buy & Build approach, Mutares engages its own operational teams and actively supports its portfolio companies to achieve a clear value increase. Extensive operational experience in business and restructuring coupled with financial and operational support lay the groundwork for overcoming the challenges presented by the process of restructuring.

We’re a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change makers define the future. Across 63 offices in 38 countries, we work alongside our clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition and redefine industries. We complement our tailored, integrated expertise with a vibrant ecosystem of digital innovators to deliver better, faster and more enduring outcomes. Our 10-year commitment to invest more than $1 billion in pro bono services brings our talent, expertise and insight to organizations tackling today’s urgent challenges in education, racial equity, social justice, economic development and the environment.

EGERIA is a fully independent private equity firm with c. €3.0 billion in assets under management focusing on market leading companies with defensible market positions and proven business models. The experienced team of investment professionals invests in healthy businesses in the Netherlands and the DACH region with an enterprise value of up to €350 million, with the underlying principle that management is a co-owner. EGERIA’s track record spans c. 25 years over which it has been among the top performing mid-market PE firms in Europe. The current portfolio of companies represents c. 10,000 employees and c. € 2.5 billion of revenues. EGERIA is currently investing its fifth fund with a total equity commitment of €800 million.

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