Bad Homburg, 6 March 2019 – HQ Equita, the mid-cap buyout arm of HQ Capital and a successful partner for small and medium-sized enterprises in the German-speaking area for about three decades, strengthens its management team and initiates the generational change. Christine Weiß, who joined HQ Equita in 2006 and became a Partner in 2014, is appointed Managing Director of HQ Equita. Frank Schäfer, Matthias Tabbert and Florian Wiemken are appointed Partners.
Frank Schäfer has been part of HQ Equita’s Investment Team since 2012. During this time, he was involved in the management and successful sales of ISOLITE and MEN. Most recently, he completed the acquisitions of r2p Group and Open Access (Sydney).
Matthias Tabbert has over ten years of experience in the mid-cap buyout business and joined HQ Equita’s Investment Team in early 2011. He has worked on various portfolio company acquisitions and exits, including WindStar Medical and Well Plus Trade.
Florian Wiemken has been a member of HQ Equita’s Investment Team since 2012 and has been involved in numerous transactions over the past seven years, including the acquisition, management and successful sale of Rovema Group.
Torsten Krumm, who has been responsible for leading the generation change at HQ Equita and has successfully strengthened its management team, will head the Investment Committee in a new role in the future.
The team has been working together successfully for many years and has been instrumental in the development of HQ Equita. With the generational change and the support of Managing Director and Partner Hans J. Moock, who has been working for HQ Equita for more than 13 years, continuity in the management of HQ Equita will be ensured.
“As an experienced and proven team, we are optimally positioned to further develop HQ Equita. Together, we will continue to consistently realize attractive investment opportunities and support the growth strategies and development of our portfolio companies in a sustainable manner”, says Christine Weiß.
“The generation change is the next logical step in HQ Equita’s onward development as a specialist for primary investments in SMEs,” says Dr Bernd Türk, Managing Director of HQ Capital. “These appointments lay the foundation for stability and continuity. I am pleased to work with this dynamic team.”
With the strengthened management team, HQ Equita intends to expand its existing relationships with entrepreneurs, enhance its investment focus and raise its profile in the market.