© 1992 - 2019 by Constellation Capital

From Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs

Ever since the foundation of CONSTELLATION in 1992, we cooperate at “Eye Level” with Entrepreneurs, Founders, and Management. The three squares of our CONSTELLATION logo stand for the three essential elements of a successful Business Constellation:

 

 

Strategy, Finance & Execution 

 

Effectively supporting in those areas, we solve our clients’ problems by sitting on the same side of the table. Through this method, we gain a more comprehensive understanding of our Partner's situation from the entrepreneur's point of view, which leads to mutual understanding and trust. This relationship improves the quality of the collaboration and investment decisions.

Rainer W. Fröhlich

Founder & Managing Partner

Strategy

Supporting Entrepreneurs since 1992

For over 25 years, CONSTELLATION has intensively worked with gifted entrepreneurs all over the world.

 

CONSTELLATION supports the business planning process and, if needed, actively supports selected entrepreneurs in the day-to-day execution of the business with scalable resources. In addition, CONSTELLATION'S Partners and Investors always take personal stakes in the company. As a result, we truly share and act on an “Eye Level” with the entrepreneur. This solid and comprehensive relationship helps to build unique companies and provides outstanding investment opportunities for selected investors.

Finance

Our investor base encompasses institutional investors, government agencies, several successful industry entrepreneurs, current and former CEOs, founders of technology companies and various prominent families.

Sustainable
Financing

Execution

Network & Partnerships

CONSTELLATION'S Global Network is its most valuable resource. Our Partners bring to our enterprise considerably more than their business skills and/or their capital. Given our Global Network, we benefit from the wide range of access and information provided by our Partners’ entrepreneurial and managerial expertise, industry contacts, due diligence support, and deal flow.

 

 

We actively seek opportunities to work with third parties that provide the highest available value-added. For every situation, we build the most powerful CONSTELLATION by combining our own skills, the power of our networks and leverage from the best available third parties.

>25 Years with Entrepreneurs & Investors

CONSTELLATION AG

1992 - 2003
  • Foundation of CONSTELLATION AG by Rainer Fröhlich

  • Focus on Entrepreneurs and Co-Investments with Private Investors

  • Investing at Eye Level with Entrepreneurs & Management

  • Invested €35m

  • Private Investor Group of 40 individuals & family offices

  • 4 Deal-by-Deal expansion capital investments with Asset Light  focus led by Rainer Fröhlich

  • Exits to-Date: Two

2004 - 2010

CONSTELLATION FUND I

2011 - 2014

CONSTELLATION FUND II/III

  • Closed at €25m Institutional & Private Investor Group

  • Buyout of 3 platform companies with 6 add-ons acquired

  • Exits to-Date: All

2014 - 

CONSTELLATION FUND IV

  • Closed at €120m

  • Buyouts of 5 platform companies with 8 add-ons acquired

  • Since 2016 managed by Ufenau Capital Partners

  • Exits to-Date: Two

  • CHF 200m Fund focused on Private & Institutional Investors

  • Investment Criteria:

    • Revenues CHF 10M to 100M

    • EBITDA Positive

    • D/A/CH Region

    • Entrepreneur-owned

    • Asset Light

    • Buy-&-Build Potential

    • Succession Related

    • Digital Transformation

2017 - 

CONSTELLATION FUND V