Investment Summary

AFINUM Management Invests In Avantgarde

On September 2, 2015, private equity firm AFINUM Management invested in marketing company Avantgarde

Investment Highlights
  • This is AFINUM Management’s 1st transaction in the Marketing sector.
  • This is AFINUM Management’s 17th transaction in Germany.
Investment Fate
  • Avantgarde was sold to a consortium of financial buyers in 2019.

Investment Summary

Date 2015-09-02
Target Avantgarde
Sector Marketing
Investor(s) AFINUM Management
Deal Type Stake Purchase

Target

Avantgarde

Munich, Germany
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Avantgarde is a global brand experience service provider that strategically advises international brands. Avantgarde conceptualizes innovative experiences that create unique and memorable moments for consumers. Avantgarde was founded in 1985 and is based in Munich, Germany.

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Investor(S) 1

Investor

AFINUM Management

Munich, Germany

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2000
PE ASSETS 1.1B EUR
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

AFINUM Management GmbH is a private equity firm that targets mid-market companies. The Firm primarily targets opportunities in German-speaking Europe and seeks businesses generating €25 to €500 million in revenues. AFINUM will consider a variety of transaction situations, including MBOs, MBIs, and growth capital financings. The Firm will not invest in turnarounds. AFINUM Management GmbH was formed in 2000 and is based Munich. The Firm has additional offices in Zurich and Hong Kong.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 25 of 44
Sector (Marketing) 1 of 2
Type (Stake Purchase) 4 of 4
Country (Germany) 17 of 31
Year (2015) 4 of 6
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