“It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.”

Warren Buffet

Despite his youth, Rene Marius Köhler has gained plenty of valuable experience in the private equity market. The Samwer Brothers in conjunction with the European Founders Fund were the first INTERNETSTORES investors in 2008. After a significant number of transactions, Rene Marius Köhler is now an industry adviser for EQT and member of the Entrepreneurs Circle at Partner Group, into the funds of both of these providers he continues to invest.

Investments are additionally assessed via a personal network of contacts including Lakestar, CherryVentures and Project A, whose co-founder Dr. Florian Heinemann was a long term member of the board of INTERNETSTORES.

EQT is a leading provider for alternative investments with close to 50 billion Euro accumulated capital in 27 separately incorporated funds. Portfolio managers in Europe, Asia and the US offer EQT Funds. To date, Rene Marius Köhler has invested in the EQT 7, EQT Midmarket and EQT Ventures funds.

Partners Group is one of the largest private equity capital portfolio managers worldwide. The company invests in the financing and development of enterprises, real estate and required infrastructure. These investments are meant to create added value by way of active, long term and conscientious holdings. Rene Marius Köhler is an investor of Partners Group Direct Fund.

Lakestar is a Venture capital company investing in and supporting outstandingt digital and technology-based entrepreneurs, in early and growth phases. KOEHLER GROUP invested in Lakestar Growth I in 2018.

CherryVentures is a Berlin-based venture capital fund that invests in promising ideas and teams across Europe at the earliest possible stages. As a platform to bring together venture capital and knowhow, CherryVentures supports enterprises and offers company founders access to a network of highly successful startup entrepreneurs. Rene Marius Köhler invested in Cherry Ventures II in 2016 and in Cherry Ventures III in 2019.

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Bond Capital is a newly formed private equity firm specialising in growth investments in technology companies led by exceptional start-up teams.

Led by star Internet analyst Mary Meeker, the Bond team has been running three growth funds at Kleiner Perkins since 2010 for a total of $ 2.7 billion, and has achieved tremendous success. Among the investments were companies such as Uber, airbnb, Spotify or DocuSign.

From San Fransisco, Bond Capital will continue to manage these three funds and has also launched a fourth fund with a volume of $ 1.25 billion. KOEHLER GROUP invested in Bond Capital Fund in 2019.

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The international private equity firm Cinven combines 40 years of strategic investment experience. At the centre of the work of and with Cinven are the five values of the company: Commitment to excellence, partnership, respect, ambition and empowerment.

The areas in which Cinven invests range from the healthcare sector to the service sector and industry. Cinven manages the capital of more than 200 investors worldwide. That's more than 130 investments worth $ 37 billion.

In 2019, the KOEHLER GROUP invested in the Cinven 7 fund via the Moonfare private equity platform.

Project A is a Berlin-based early phase investment company and operative venture capital fund with focus on eCommerce and market places, infrastructure solutions and software as a Service (SaaS). The fund supports entrepreneurs in the building of businesses with long term success. Rene Marius Köhler invested in Project A II in 2015 and in Project A III in 2018.

Top investments via private equity funds

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The Berlin-based booking platform for travel experiences, GetYourGuide, was founded in 2009 and is one of the few unicorns in the German-speaking world. The platform offers a wide variety of selected activities and tours worldwide, which are handpicked and must meet the highest quality standards.

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The US-based company Open Systems is already providing companies with IT solutions of the future today: A lightly structured network with infinite growth potential including artificial intelligence automation and comprehensive protection against cyber risks.

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The Swedish company Epidemic Sound creates and produces audio stock material for private users as well as corporate audio worlds for brands and corporations. Founded in 2009 by music rights experts, the company provides a catchy and legally secure sound.

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The American company GDC offers smart IT solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises, corporate customers and educational and government institutions. The fast-growing company is a reliable partner for its clients with forward-looking solutions.

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The Berlin-based Agtech startup Infarm raises vertical gardening to a new level. Herbs and vegetables grow in technologically sophisticated glass cabinets in the supermarket - the customer harvests directly. The smart greenhouses adapt light, nutrient density and temperature to the needs of plants.

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The Münster delivery service Flaschenpost has been expanding throughout Germany since 2016. The company promises: Cheap prices, a wide selection of drinks and a delivery within 120 minutes. The specialisation in drinks and the rapid delivery make the offer unique.

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The full-service trading platform Watchmaster was founded in 2015 in Berlin. It offers used and new luxury watches online as well as appropriate advice in Europe. At the internal master workshop in Berlin, all watches offered undergo an authentication and preparation process.

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The delivery app Wolt was founded in 2014 in Helsinki. Initially based in the Nordic food market, Wolt quickly launched its Europe-wide expansion. Wolt helps users to discover small restaurants in their own city online. The app was honoured by Apple for its user-friendliness.

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Docly was founded in 2013 as the "Min Doctor", the first digital healthcare provider in Sweden. In the event of illness, the user contacts a doctor via app. The exchange takes place by means of standard questions and possible photo upload - without waiting and without leaving the house.