Mittelstand Capital.
By Entrepreneurs.
For Entrepreneurs.

Mittelstand Capital.
By Entrepreneurs.
For Entrepreneurs.

Overview

Rantum Capital was founded in 2013 by finance professionals, successful Mittelstand entrepreneurs and former DAX CEOs, with the aim of supporting Mittelstand companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with capital, industrial know-how and networks. Headquartered in Frankfurt, Rantum currently manages/advises several private debt and private equity funds. Rantum Capital serves as the umbrella brand for Rantum Capital Management GmbH (private debt activities) and Rantum Advisors GmbH (private equity activities).

Mittelstand needs reliable partners, in good and bad times.

DR. MICHAEL ROGOWSKIIndustrial Partner for Machine Making, Capital Goods, Technology & Automation

We only invest in industries in which we have an in-depth understanding, for example through one of our Industrial Partners looking back on many years of senior leadership experience in that sector, thus enabling a thorough assessment of business models, markets, technologies and the quality of management teams.

We think and act as entrepreneurs. Our Industrial Partners – who are all shareholders of Rantum Capital – are looking back on a successful track record as family entrepreneurs or senior leaders of large enterprises. Hence, our philosophy is “By entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs”. We are convinced that the German Mittelstand is the backbone of the German economy and society. Against this backdrop, we not only provide capital but also networks and experience to our portfolio companies and their family owners. Our mission is to help them reach their personal and entrepreneurial goals swiftly and in a non-bureaucratic fashion.

Our “Rantum Private Debt Fund I” with capital commitments of 125 million EUR as well as our “Rantum Private Debt Fund II” with capital commitments of 307 million EUR focus on direct lending to the German Mittelstand with an emphasis on subordinated loans. We support family and entrepreneur owned businesses in situations with extraordinary capital requirements, for example growth investments, generational handover situations, add-on acquisitions, management buy-in/management buy-out transactions or buyouts of minority shareholders. The funds are backed by capital commitments from institutional investors such as insurance companies, pension plans and foundations from Germany and other European countries.

Rantum also advises Private Equity Funds with a total volume of mid three digit million Euros and an investment focus on control investments in Mittelstand Companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). The investment strategy focuses on majority investments in cash generative businesses with further growth potential, add-on acquisition opportunities and transformational aspirations. We like to partner with families and entrepreneurs to bring their businesses to the next level and lever our wide-spread relationships, industrial expertise and networks to the benefit of our portfolio companies.

Thanks to our competence across the liabilities side of the balance sheet, we are able to provide solutions instead of delivering just one investment product for families and owners of Mittelstand companies. Our mission is to structure capital solutions for any given type of situation.