Alpina Partners

ALPINA Partners is a European technology growth investment firm.

ALPINA PARTNERS is owner-managed and independent. The funds are provided by long-term institutional investors, family offices and the Alpina investment team. The firm has over € 300 million in assets under management.

ALPINA differentiates itself by its entrepreneurial spirit, a strong international network, a true passion for growth and technology, a high flexibility in terms of transaction structures as well as a fast and transparent approach towards decision-making.

ALPINA is supported by the European Union through the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Program (CIP).EU CIP Logo

WHO WE ARE

ALPINA Capital Partners („ALPINA“) is a European technology growth investment firm.

  • ALPINA is independent and owner-managed.
  • The investment team is a substantial investor in the funds alongside well-respected long-term institutions and family offices.
  • ALPINA has over € 300 million in assets under management.
  • Our team has proven industry experience in the technology sector, strong international work experience and a global network.

WHAT WE DO

ALPINA invests in leading European technology businesses.

  • ALPINA focusses on European growth companies with a strong technical USP.
  • We are highly flexible in terms of transaction structures and render a variety of deals including minority growth capital investments as well as leveraged buyouts.
  • We invest in four distinctive technology sectors, which offer exciting investment opportunities (see “Strategy”).
  • As a PRI signatory we are committed to the Principles for Responsible Investment.

HOW ALPINA PARTNERS ADD VALUE

ALPINA helps to unlock the growth potential of technology companies.

  • We are a long-term investor focussing on sustainable value creation.
  • We support management teams on their growth path as sparring partners on board level.
  • We help companies to shape their growth strategy in order to internationalize technology businesses.
  • We leverage our strong global network to provide relevant contacts and expertise.

FOCUS

  • We invest in the following four sectors: software, chemicals and materials, industrials and technology-enabled business services
  • We focus on Europe with an emphasis on DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), Benelux, the UK, Ireland, and the Nordic region
  • We invest between € 7.5 and 15 million per deal (up to € 30 million together with co-investing LPs)

INVESTMENT CRITERIA FOR ALPINA PARTNERS

  • High-quality products or services with strong technical USP and ideally defensible intellectual property
  • Strong organic and / or acquisitive growth potential
  • Strong barriers to entry
  • At least € 10 million revenue during the last twelve months
  • Scalable business models
  • EBITDA > 0
  • Strong ESG credentials (in particularly a positive environmental impact)

TRANSACTION STRUCTURES

  • Majority and minority investments
  • Growth capital investments
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Succession situations
  • Management buyouts
  • Management buy-ins
  • Owner buyouts
  • Corporate carve-outs
  • Complex financial and structural situations