EMZ Partners has invested in Ankerkraut

The European private equity company, EMZ, has invested in subordinated debt, becoming the minority shareholder in Ankerkraut, while founding family remains majority shareholder. This collaboration will guarantee the successful future development of the company.

Ankerkraut was founded in 2013 and has since become the “Love Brand“ and #1 challenger in the German spice market. Headquartered in Jesteburg, Germany, it operates offices and production facilities in Hamburg, Germany. The company develops, produces and sells premium spice mixes, mono-spices, teas, advent calendars, gift sets and plans to expand into sauces in the near future. The tremendous growth of this start-up was driven by the trustful relationship built with a loyal community, emphasizing the special attention brought to direct-to-consumer marketing and communication.

EMZ Partners is a leading European investment firm that acts as a partner for medium-sized companies. Its activities focus on investments alongside founders, family shareholders and managers. EMZ is majority-owned by its own employees and has a base of European institutional investors. The current fund has a volume of more than €1 billion and its investment size ranges from €10 million to €150 million.

Lincoln International was mandated by EMZ as exclusive financial advisor to determine and execute the most adequate financing structure. While securing an optimal financing was the priority, Lincoln International focused also on the banking relationship aspect and therefore achieving a sustainable partnership that matches the long-term aspirations of the company.

EMZ Partners Ankerkraut 2020
  • 2020
    Close Year
  • Consumer
    Industry
  • Private Equity
    Client Type
  • Financial | Domestic
    Transaction Type
  • Germany
    Countries

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