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Castel Capital - Private Equity and Venture Capital
Bespoke value creation
CASTEL CAPITAL – INVESTING IN PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL
BESPOKE VALUE CREATION
What we do
Castel Capital is focused on private market investments across the capital structure. We are privately held and have a unique approach to working with co-investors and to sourcing deals. We tend to proactively work with all our portfolio companies and assist them with their growth path and value creation.
Castel’s team possesses a wealth of expertise in the area of corporate finance, having led pivotal transactions across different sectors and geographies. Our team’s combined experience is over 50 years.
The team members leverage a variety of backgrounds, including professional advisory i.e. investment banking, private equity, consulting, legal and accounting as well as strong industry top management track record (CEO, CFO, CIO roles).
countries where our portfolio companies are already present
countries of interest
Opportunistic Investment Strategy
Castel Capital invests in European growth opportunities, which both offer an accelerated development profile and are built by committed entrepreneurs. These investments can be both in tech and in the more traditional economy.
Seed: 100k - 500k
Series A: 500k - 1m
Our investment strategy is opportunistic:
Invest on a deal-by-deal basis
Take minority and majority stakes, or co-invest alongside lead investors
Not pressured to exit by investment holding periods
For traditional economy investments, we focus mainly at deals in a wide range of sectors, with a particular interest in the broader consumers space and ranging from more traditional M&A and leveraged buyouts, to more complex carve-outs and special situations.
We at Castel believe in strong management teams and will always seek to be hands-on and value-added in the portfolio companies’ activities.
We put our European network at the disposal of the portfolio companies in order to facilitate strategic partnerships, new market entries, etc.
We seek to participate in structuring and negotiations in subsequent investment rounds to ensure they are performed at the optimal valuation levels and comfortable deal terms.
Castel Capital invests in a unique and bespoke way in the private equity and VC asset class.
Castel Capital is founded on the idea of providing maximum flexibility to the needs of experienced co-investors, who require a different level of involvement than offered by more traditional private equity funds:
Bespoke structuring solutions, tailored for each particular transaction situation
Flexible approach to new sponsors
Fast decision making without bureaucracy of large funds – investment committee on ad hoc basis
Effective due diligence, as in each deal we invest our own money
Directors and Partners:
Peter Vanhecke is responsible for the investment and finance matters.
Andreas Constantinides is responsible for the administrative, corporate, accounting and legal matters.
Michalis Kranidiotis is responsible for general business-, marketing- and strategic advice.
Johannes Hecker Investment Partner
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