H2 Equity, Sherpa Capital, Auctus Capital form Optimum Alliance

H2 Equity Partners, Sherpa Capital and Auctus  Capital Partners have founded Optimum Alliance, a network of middle market investors in Europe. Under the alliance, the firms will share best-practices, investment experiences, cooperate on deal situations, and, when appropriate, allow co-investment.


H2 Equity Partners, Sherpa Capital and Auctus Capital Partners

create Optimum Alliance



Optimum Alliance is a new network of high performing mid-market investors in Europe. The Alliance covers key European private equity markets and consists of partners with a proven track-record of value creation and facilitates accelerating European rollouts and privileged access to scarce resources in deal origination and transactions.


The objective of the Optimum Alliance is to create a platform of independent – high performing – firms that can share best-practices, investment experiences, cooperate on deal situations as and when appropriate and allow co-investment.


Portfolio companies of Optimum Alliance members benefit from “local access” to the extensive networks of the Alliance’ members. Many of our portfolio companies have extensive export operations or are looking to expand cross-border. Facilitating this and supporting our management teams has been one of the key drivers for the establishment of the Optimum Alliance.


As we strengthen our cooperation, we will look to gradually expand the Optimum Alliance with relevant new members – that do not compete with any of the existing members – and share our focus on our market segment and proven out-performance.


The founding partners of Optimum Alliance are:

  • Auctus Capital Partners – a German mid-market private equity firm focusing on buy & build investments in the DACH area
  • Sherpa Capital – a Madrid-based hands-on private equity firm focusing on special situations and lower mid-market companies in Spain and Portugal
  • and H2 Equity Partners – a leading hands-on mid-market private equity firm focused on the UK, Ireland and the Benelux


The founding partners believe that there is a significant value add in creating the Optimum Alliance and are excited to build the alliance and remain at the forefront of high-return private equity investing.


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