Growth capital for the industry-shapers of tomorrow

We support strong founders and management teams with capital to further accelerate growth. CGC is an investment platform offering access to the Growth Private Equity asset class for individual as well as institutional investors.

We invest into proven business models alongside founders and other experienced investors in a partnership approach.  We are funded by leading institutional investors including insurance companies, family offices and fund-of-funds.  In addition, our investor base includes a network of c. 100 high calibre individuals from the founder, corporate finance, investment and corporate community providing us with a unique network in our core region.

Our companies typically generate at least EUR10 million of revenues with a technology-enabled superior business model, benefit from strong organic growth rates and a recurring revenue model as well as a strong base business with attractive unit economics.  Cadence can invest into influential minorities as well as majorities tailored to the requirements of the individual situation.

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INVESTMENTS

KEY PRINCIPLES

Tech-enabled Business Models

We believe that digitalization and technology will be a key driver for the sustainable success of any company. Recent events will serve as a catalyst for disruption through tech-enabled business models and transformation of traditional businesses.

Superior Growth

We believe that value generation can best be achieved through a combination of growth and cashflows.  In accordance with this conviction we are building a balanced portfolio of disruptive young companies as well as traditional businesses with strong transformational capabilities.

DACH Focus

Through our investors, investments and partners, we have one the strongest networks in the DACH region. Consequently, we are focussed on targets rooted in this region using our proprietary and early access to attractive companies.

Partnership Approach

We believe in the symbiotic partnership between founders and managers on one side and investors on the other side. With a very high level of structuring flexibility we are guided by the principles of alignment of targets and incentives. We are backing strong founders and management teams.

OUR TEAM

Our team is well positioned to capture our opportunity set. Through our extensive experience in private equity as well as our early stage network we will avoid hype investments and prudently deploy capital into proven business models where product development as well as full-scale commercialization has been accomplished. We only invest in businesses which have positive unit economics and which have proven to be able to operate with profitability. We will also invest in traditional business where technology can enable superior organic and inorganic growth rates.

Managing PARTNER & Co-Founder

Leonard Clemens

Leonard has 17 years of investing experience. Having started his career at Bain, he worked at BC Partners and led the DACH office of Vitruvian Partners as a founding team member. Leonard has a Master of Industrial Engineering from ETH Zurich and is an active growth tech investor.

Managing PARTNER & Co-Founder

Sebastian Eiseler

Sebastian has 17 years of investing experience. Having started his career at Lazard, he worked at Oaktree Capital Management (London) and has managed and built a private equity portfolio for a family office (Frankfurt). Sebastian has a Master of Business Administration from HHL & HEC.

Partner, Operations

Arne Wiechmann

Arne has 17 years of professional experience and worked for Shell. Most recently he was chief economist of LNG Canada, an energy Joint Venture Shell , Mitsubishi, Kogas and PetroChina, which was the single largest private investment in Canadian history. Arne holds a MBA from University of St. Gallen.

Partner, Value Creation & FiNtech

Daniel Feurstein

Daniel has 15 years of insurance and management consulting experience. He started his career with Allianz SE, worked with Monitor Deloitte and Roland Berger. Daniel holds a Master of Business degree from MCI and conducted studies with Tsinghua University and MIT. Daniel is an active investor and entrepreneur.

Investment Professional

Niko Kamphans

Niko joined the CGC Investment Team in March 2021 with two years of professional experience. Most recently he was an Associate at Rautenberg Moritz & Co. He gained further M&A and Corporate Finance knowledge at Lincoln International and Raymond James. Niko has a Master of Science in Finance from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Investment Professional

Alexander Graf

Alex joined the CGC Investment Team in early 2021. Most recently he gained experience in growth equity at Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, in digital strategy at TX Group and in working with various SMBs at the Swiss Research Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He holds a M.A. in Finance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

WORKING AT CADENCE

We are looking to build out our team and are keen to meet talented people with an interest to work in a young, modern, and fast growing investment platform like ours. CGC focusses on investing in one of the most promising segments in the next decade and our firm is plugged into the DACH ecosystem of tech-enabled growing companies through our investors, employees, advisors as well as managers and partners in our portfolio companies.

CADENCE INVESTOR NETWORK

In addition to institutional investors, CGC is supported by a high-calibre network of over 100 senior professionals from the M&A, PE, corporate and founder community who are not only invested in the fund but also actively support Cadence and its portfolio companies with operational expertise and opportunities.

HNWIs invested with Cadence benefit from:

CO-INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Individuals invested with Cadence receive regular opportunities for participating in
direct investments

ACCESS TO GROWTH PRIVATE EQUITY

Cadence offers HNWIs access to the growth private equity class at significantly lower entry barriers than traditional funds

RESILIENT INVESTMENT STRUCTURES

Focus on investments in proven business models featuring attractive upside/downside profiles

Interested in becoming invested with CGC as a private investor?

CONTACT

Cadence Growth Capital GmbH (Management Company)
Phone: +49 89 500 777 8 40
Address: Theresienstrasse 71f, 80333 Munich

Please find statutory additional information in the key information document (“Basisinformationsblatt”):

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