Mandarin Capital Partners expandiert nach Deutschland und eröffnet Büro in Frankfurt
Mandarin Capital Partners, the Sino-European Private Equity Firm which invested a EUR 328 Mio. fund in China and Italy, recently opened an office in Frankfurt, Germany.
In its first fund, which started to invest in 2007, Mandarin Capital Partners made a total of 10 investments in Italian and Chinese companies. Mandarin Capital offers its portfolio companies a unique support in business development from China to Italy and from Italy to China. The experienced teams based in Milan, Beijing and Shanghai work very close together in opening up new business opportunities for their portfolio companies in China and in Europe.
With Mandarin Capital Partners II currently in fundraising, the team decided to expand its business approach to the German speaking part of Europe. To this end, MCP currently opened up an office in Frankfurt, which is headed by Markus Solibieda, a private equity professional with 18 years of experience in investing in mid-sized companies in Germany and Western Europe.
Alberto Forchielli, Founding Partner of MCP comments: “We are very proud having introduced the first Sino-European Private Equity Fund. Based on our successful track-record, our Chinese, Italian and international investors support us in expanding our business model to the largest economy in Europe. We are looking forward to working together with export-oriented German companies, which are champions in their industry and Chinese companies seeking a wider European presence.”
With the new fund, MCP intends to invest in healthcare, environmental technologies, oil & gas-suppliers, specialty chemicals and specialized industrial companies mainly focused on product safety and energy saving. Since these sectors usually experience a high level of authorization and certification, MCP is ideally positioned to support their portfolio companies based on its credibility and extensive network in the Chinese and the European market.
MCP will be investing in majorities (MBO, MBI) as well as in selected minority positions. Equity tickets will range from EUR 30 Mio. to EUR 50 Mio.
Mandarin Capital Partner is by far the most internationalized China outbound investment platform with European offices in Frankfurt (with sub-office in Munich) and Milan (with sub-office in Bologna) that allow Mandarin to source opportunities in the medium-sized tech manufacturing segment in the most attractive European investment corridor spanning from Florence to Hamburg.