‣ Berggruen Holdings invests across a wide range of industries, continents and asset classes, including direct private equity, real estate, alternative energy, financial instruments and basic industry startups.
‣ Berggruen Holdings has net equity in excess of 2 billion dollars. In the aggregate the firm’s private equity portfolio is debt free and represents businesses that currently have 5 billion dollars in revenue and in excess of 250 million dollars EBITDA.
ABOUT US Berggruen Holdings takes a long-term, value-oriented, often contrarian view. We prefer to build organically and through acquisitions, partnering with management, as opposed to quick, opportunistic exits. Depending on the opportunity and asset class, Berggruen Holdings is prepared to invest up to 200 million dollars in any one transaction.
COMPANY HISTORY Berggruen Holdings is the direct investment vehicle of The Nicolas Berggruen Charitable Trust. Over the last 20 years, Berggruen Holdings and related entities have made well over 100 direct investments using its proprietary capital, which allows for longer investment horizons, flexibility in financing and swift investment decisions. Nicolas Berggruen is the Chairman of the Board of Berggruen Holdings.
OPPORTUNITIES Berggruen Holdings works closely with existing management teams, developers and asset managers to identify appropriate investment opportunities, with few requirements except for positive cash flow. It is this strategy that allows Berggruen Holdings to successfully invest globally across asset classes. The Berggruen Group has offices in New York, Berlin, Istanbul, Mumbai and Tel Aviv.
The Berggruen Institute on Governance is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to the design and implementation of new ideas of good governance -- drawing from practices in both East and West -- that can be brought to bear on the common challenges of globalization in the 21st century. The Institute engages global thinkers, political leaders, and leading entrepreneurs from around the world as key participants in its projects.
The Nicolas Berggruen Charitable Trust is intended to support charitable activities by enriching society and culture, by supporting the arts, and by encouraging the study and design of systems of good governance through the Nicolas Berggruen Institute.
The Museum Berggruen Berlin, belonging to the Prussian heritage Foundation, presents exceptional works of classic modern art, collected by Heinz Berggruen. Included among the artists are Picasso, Klee, Giacometti and Matisse