Direct equity investments

Revolut

Revolut was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in London. Over the course of just four years, it has developed into one of Europe’s leading fintech start-ups. More than 8 million clients already hold an account with Revolut, and around 20,000 new accounts are opened every day. Revolut’s products are an alternative to traditional banks and appeal to clients thanks to their digital-first approach.

Revolut is currently valued at around USD 5.5 billion. Previous investors have included companies such as DST, Lakestar, Mastercard and Index Ventures.

The KOEHLER GROUP invested in the company in 2020 and is supporting its future growth and expansion.

Moonfare

Moonfare is a technology platform via which private persons and their advisors gain access to the TOP private equity funds and can invest in them online, in a completely straightforward manner.

In the past, this was reserved for institutional investors and only a few private individuals, due to the minimum investment amounts per fund, usually of several million euros. Due to the more than twice as high average returns compared to the stock market (Global PE Index Top Quartile vs. S & P 500) over the past 10, 15 and also 20 years, there is a huge, largely unsatisfied demand from private investors to invest in the TOP PE funds.

Over 3,000 users are currently active at Moonfare and have already invested more than 300 million euros in these TOP private equity funds via the platform. In addition, the young company has already raised more than 25 million euros of investment capital for its own growth. The KOEHLER GROUP has been a founding investor in Moonfare since 2017.

Gojek

Gojek is Southeast Asia’s leading provider of on-demand multi-service platforms and digital payment technologies. The company offers mobility services such as ride-hailing, express logistics and food delivery, and is one of the largest mobile payment providers in Southeast Asia, as well. Gojek is active in more than 200 cities across Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.

Gojek is Indonesia’s first decacorn and one of the fastest growing start-ups in the world. The company is currently valued at USD 10 billion, with firms such as Google, KKR, Warburg Pincus and Tencent already having invested in it.

The KOEHLER GROUP invested in the company in 2019 and is supporting its ongoing growth.

Boxine / Tonies & Toniebox

Boxine GmbH has been developing and marketing the Tonies and the Toniebox since 2016. This audio system for children between the ages of three and ten consists of an audio player (the Toniebox) and matching figurines to go with it (the Tonies). This new type of audio player turns audio content into something children can literally touch, thereby creating a completely new audio experience.

The company has already won numerous awards, such as the German Founders Prize 2019 in the “ young entrepreneurs” category. More than 1 million Tonieboxes and over 9 million Tonies have already been sold, as of summer 2019.

The KOEHLER GROUP invested in the company in 2019 and is supporting the founders, plus its lead investor Armira, in developing the company further and rolling it out internationally.

7 GLOBAL CAPITAL

The private equity fund 7 GLOBAL CAPITAL invests in technology companies around the world. 7 GLOBAL CAPITAL focuses on young, growing tech companies, primarily in the European and US markets. 7 GLOBAL CAPITAL offers its backing to innovative ideas and unique products, coupled with secure corporate structures and financial strength. The fund also actively encourages US companies to expand into the European market. In 2018, 7 GLOBAL CAPITAL won the prestigious “Rising Star” award as the best European venture capital fund at the “Private Equity Exchange & Awards” in Paris.

The KOEHLER GROUP has been a “general partner” in 7 GLOBAL CAPITAL since 2017, via the joint holding company SP Global Capital.

Seven Senders

Seven Senders focuses on developing a B2B solution for shipping parcels from online shops, with the aim of making it cheaper for online shops to deliver their products to other European countries. At present, Seven Senders currently sends almost half a million parcels per month and is experiencing month-on-month growth of 30 per cent. In 2019, current and new shareholders alike invested EUR 16 million in the company to underpin its international expansion and company growth.

KOEHLER Capital Partners GmbH, together with btov partners, acquired a minority stake in the company in 2017 and is supporting the founders as the company continues to expand.

https://www.gruenderszene.de/allgemein/seven-senders-bekommt-65-millionen-euro

http://tech.eu/brief/seven-senders-funding/

ProSenio-24

ProSenio and CommitMed merged in 2019 under the brand name “ProSenio-24”. ProSenio-24 is the leading provider of elderly care and nursing care for end customers and care services in Germany.

Prosenio GmbH supplies medical stores, hearing aid acousticians, opticians, pharmacies and specialist shops for senior citizens, as well as for the hearing and visually impaired, throughout Europe. Aktivwelt, its online shop for end customers, is one of Germany’s largest providers of products targeted at seniors.

CommitMed GmbH offers aids for home care and related services under the brand Pflegebox.de, with its customers being end customers and care services. In 2019, CommitMed GmbH was awarded the German Excellence Prize.

The KOEHLER GROUP, together with Holger Hengstler, acquired a stake in Prosenio in 2016, then became a minority shareholder of the Group in 2019. Today, they are assisting the company’s development as a member of the advisory board.

Jakt.se, Fiske.se & Hund.se

Norrländska Vapenaffären Aktiebolag operates three online shops in Sweden (Jakt.se, Fiske.se and Hund.se), as well as an affiliated brick-and-mortar specialist shop in Sundvall. They sell hunting equipment, fishing paraphernalia and dog accessories.

The owners are highly experienced internet entrepreneurs (with addnature.com and apotea.se, among other sites). KOEHLER Capital Partners GmbH acquired a significant minority stake in the company in 2017 and is supporting the existing team with the company’s further development.

Trendcarpet & Hatshop

Cama Gruppen AB operates two online shops (Trendcarpet and Hatshop) in Scandinavia, Germany, England, France, Belgium, Holland and Switzerland. These shops sell a wide range of textiles that offer excellent value for money.

Their owners are highly experienced Internet entrepreneurs, as well (with addnature.com and apotea.se, among other sites). KOEHLER Capital Partners GmbH acquired a significant minority stake in the company in 2016 and is supporting the existing team as they continue to develop the company.

Investments via private equity funds

Since 2016, the KOEHLER GROUP has been investing in private equity funds offered by well-known providers. The KOEHLER GROUP uses this investment capital to support outstanding privately owned companies as they grow and develop into market-leading global corporations.