WestLB AG Private Equity Investments (extinct)

WestLB AG Private Equity Investments (extinct)

WestLB AG Private Equity Investments (extinct)

Date Founded



Friedrichstrasse 62-80,Dusseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen 40217

Type of Company



Private Equity & Venture Capital
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

WLB-PEI is a private equity investment manager providing direct equity and mezzanine financing to middle-market companies in Europe, with a strong focus on Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The firm follows a buy-and-build investment approach and specializes in structuring tailored private equity deals. They seek to invest in profitable companies with 10 to 200 million Euros in turnover. They favor companies operating within niches of traditional industries and sectors related to consumer goods. They prefer companies which are internationally active and have organic and external growth potential. The target company should commercialize well-known products or technologies with high brand potential, and have positive long-term prospects.WLB-PEI acquires majority or substantial minority stakes and seeks to develop cooperative relationships with the management team in place. They influence the strategic positioning of their investee companies, and implement cost structure improvements. The firm enters larger deals in syndication.WLB-PEI also invests in financial services companies worldwide, acquiring majority stakes in small-cap financial services companies, and minority interests in medium- to large-size deals and syndicated buyouts.WLB-PEI's funds are invested in third-party private equity funds both in Europe and in the US. They invest across strategies and market caps, including in LBO and sector funds.

Executives & Employees

Associate Director

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Recent Transactions
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SciSys Plc purchases SciSys Deutschland GmbH from WestLB AG Private Equity Investments, Dr. Meng GmbH & Co. KG

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WestLB AG Private Equity Investments, Portigon AG purchase European Policy Exchange Ltd.

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Odewald & Compagnie Gesellschaft für Beteiligungen mbH, WestLB AG Private Equity Investments purchase TFL Holding GmbH from Permira Advisers LLP

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Partner at Chadbourne & Parke LLP

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Partner at Allen & Overy LLP

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Klöckner & Co. SE engages in the production and distribution of steel and metal products. It operates through the Europe and Americas segments. Its products include flat and long steel products, tubes and hollow sections, stainless and high-grade steel, and aluminum. The company was founded by Peter Klöckner on June 28, 1906 and is headquartered in Duisburg, Germany.

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aurelis Real Estate GmbH & Co. KG operates as a holding company with interests in project development, leasing, facility management and development of existing properties. It rents for commercial occupancy and also develops real estate from parcels of land, depots to buildings, offices, parking areas and restaurants. The firm provides services to municipalities, investors, ware housings and logistics, industry, retailers, recreation, cafes, bars, restaurants, offices and tenants. The company was foundede in 2002 and is headquartered in Eschborn, Germany.

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European Policy Exchange Ltd. operates as a trading company that specializes in the acquisition and administration of German traded endowment policies. It provides investments in TEPs, offer list and life options. The company was founded by Max Benjamin Gustav Ahlers, Simon Kristian Nörtersheuser and Sebastian Siebert on September 19, 2003 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.