Kaffee Partner Secures New Funding

Kaffee Partner, a distributor of coffee and water dispensers in the German SME market, has raised an undisclosed amount of private equity funding from Partners Group and Capvis Equity Partners.

PRESS RELEASE

Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, closed a direct investment in Kaffee Partner on behalf of its clients together with its investment partner Capvis Equity Partners. Kaffee Partner, a leading distributor of coffee and water dispenser in the German SME market, has shown strong historic growth and expects to accelerate its expansion in the German coffee and water dispenser market in the future.

Kaffee Partner operates in an attractive niche market which offers long term growth potential due to the increasing consumption of coffee specialties. The company offers a wide range of different products which come with long term service contracts to small and medium sized companies. Kaffee Partner is expected to further strengthen its leading market position in Germany over the coming years based on these recurring revenue streams in combination with its successful sales model. In addition, the broad networks offered by both Capvis and Partners Group will aid in ensuring the company is ideally positioned to profit from the trend towards increasing coffee consumption.

About Partners Group

Partners Group is a global private markets investment management firm with over CHF 25 billion in investment programs under management in private equity, private debt, private real estate and private infrastructure. The firm manages a broad range of funds and customized portfolios for an international clientele of institutional investors. Partners Group is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland and has offices in San Francisco, New York, London, Guernsey, Luxembourg, Dubai, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo and Sydney. The firm employs over 360 people, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (symbol: PGHN) with a market capitalization of over CHF 3.5 billion with a clear majority owned by its 36 Partners and all employees.