The German Mittelstand – Ein Fachbeitrag (engl.)

Fachbeitrag im Journal of Corporate Renewal (JCR) zum Thema The German Mittelstand: A New Wave of Investment Opportunity?. Autor ist unser Managing-Partner Christian Wewezow (englisch).

Ein Auszug:

In February 2015, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway acquired Detlev Louis GmbH, a German motorcycle parts retailer. According to published reports, the founder died without a successor, and Berkshire acquired the company from the widow for approximately €400 million ($449.4 million). The transaction made financial headlines because it is believed to be Berkshire Hathaway’s first acquisition of a midsized company in Germany.

Detlev Louis is one of the “Mittelstand” companies that drives the German economy. They are typically strong, well-run and -financed companies that produce quality products and are leaders in their industries. It sounds a lot like a typical Berkshire Hathaway acquisition, and, although it was smaller than a usual Berkshire deal, Buffett said that the acquisition was a “door opener” and was intended to “crack the code” in Germany. He added that he is on the lookout for more opportunities in the country.

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