BWK is a private-equity investment manager with a long-term investment horizon, who stays invested for as long as their engagement with their portfolio companies is mutually beneficial. The firm invests in Germany across sectors, avoiding financials, real estate and construction. They have invested in mechanical and electrical engineering, automotive construction, industrial automation, computer hardware, healthcare and consumer goods. The firm specializes in medium-sized companies and targets family-owned businesses with market leadership potential in growth and high-growth markets. They focus on situations including expansion financing, late venture, corporate succession, buy-out and buy-in, recapitalization and bridge financing. They avoid investing in startups.BWK approaches each investment as a partnership with the management team in place, seeks board representation, supports the growth of their portfolio companies by leveraging their business network, and promotes international expansion. In addition to their direct minority equity investment, the firm acts as a silent partner and provides convertible debt or shareholder loans.