Berggruen Holdings’ private equity activity is based on a strategy that emphasizes creativity and speed in evaluating and acting upon potential investments. The company is open to exploring unconventional opportunities and financial structures, and is known for working collegially with motivated and capable management teams.
In the aggregate the firm’s private equity portfolio is debt free and represents businesses that currently have $5 billion in revenue and in excess of $250 million EBITDA. Although primarily focused on the United States and Greater Europe, Berggruen Holdings will also look at opportunities in emerging markets and Asia. Berggruen typically will invest up to $200 million of equity in any single transaction.
While being industry agnostic and having a bias towards positive cash flow, Berggruen Holdings is willing to buy businesses through leveraged buyouts, public market securities, distressed situations and balance sheet restructurings.