Quantum Capital closes initial private equity fund

Munich-based Quantum Capital Partners has closed 55 million euros for its maiden private equity fund. The LPs for Quantum Opportunity Fund are “high-profile U.S. and European institutional investors.” Triago served as advisor to Quantum on the fundraising.

PRESS RELEASE

October 7, 2014 – Quantum Capital Partners AG, founded by turnaround specialist Steffen Görig, has held a first and final close for its inaugural private equity fund after less than 9 months of fundraising. The limited partners of the oversubscribed €55 million Quantum Opportunity Fund are a select group of high-profile US and European institutional investors. The Quantum team members have also made a significant personal commitment to the fund.

Based in Munich, Quantum Capital Partners invests in underperforming companies in a broad spectrum of industries, offering turnaround finance as well as extensive operational support. Managing its own capital since 2008, Quantum has built a strong track record acquiring businesses from groups such as Airbus, BASF, Bosch, Deutsche Bahn, Mahle, Norsk Hydro and others.

Görig and his team invest across Western Europe in a broad spectrum of industries, often through complex structures involving carve-outs from large conglomerates, purchases out of receivership and other special situations. The team excels at tailor-made solutions and seeks to partner with businesses that can benefit from Quantum’s hands-on investment philosophy.

Steffen Görig commented: “We are grateful for the outstanding support from our limited partners. We have an excellent deal pipeline and we are committed to a focus on value creation in complex turn-around situations.”

In the last 12 months Quantum has acquired a number of new businesses, including electronic manufacturing services specialist Leesys, aluminum foundry Leichtmetall and cargo-train manufacturer WBN Waggonbau Niesky.

Quantum was advised in its fundraising by Triago. P+P Pöllath + Partners acted as legal counsel to Quantum.