We create market leaders

The most active private equity firm in Europe

WE ARE AUCTUS

AUCTUS was founded in 2001 and is today the leading investment company for European SMEs. Through our buy-and-build strategies, we have created more market leaders than any other fund in Europe. As part of succession solutions, buy-and-build strategies and group spin-offs, we acquire majority stakes in medium-sized companies and/or provide equity for growth and acquisitions.

The Latin word “AUCTUS” stands for our entrepreneurial program: “Sustainable Growth”. Together with the managers of our investments, we strive for a permanent increase in the companies’ value through sales and earnings growth.

AUCTUS is independent and owned by the partners.

Facts

PROOF OF OUR SUCCESS

2001

founded

> 415

Majority shareholdings

50

active platform companies

> 5×

money multiple on equity

3 BN.

Annual turnover of the portfolio

35

Team members

> 50%

of the capital comes from the AUCTUS team

3

Locations: Munich, Milan, Warsaw

News

Our news

  • 30. April 2024

    TERRAS CIVIL ENGINEERING GROUP – CREATING THE FOUNDATION FOR TOMORROW’S INFRASTRUCTURE

    TERRAS - BUILDING CONNECTIONS - with further acquisitions the company follows a distinct growth path towards becoming a national infrastructure provider. The continuous expansion of the Group creates capacity for the expansion of Germany's infrastructure.

We give our companies the time they need to turn a good medium-sized company into a global market leader.”

Dr. Ingo Krocke, Founder

Platforms on the way to market leadership

OUR INVESTMENTS

Around 50% of our numerous holdings are spread across German-speaking countries and 40% throughout other parts of Europe. The remaining 10% consists of worldwide add-on acquisitions to our buy-and-build platforms to drive their global expansion.

Powerful statements

THE AUCTUS IMAGECLIP

Our partners provide insights into the core business and the values that define AUCTUS and express their ideas for the future with powerful statements.

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