Investor and Fund Manager

Since 2011, Gramax Capital AG with offices in Germany and Switzerland is active as an investor and fund manager covering the whole investment cycle

Focused on European SMEs

Companies headquartered in Europe with a "traditional" business model and revenues between EUR 20 million and EUR 500 million in special situations

With Extensive Experience

Over 25+ years of investment experience, profound transaction know-how for especially complex structures and a hands-on portfolio management culture


Achim Pfeffer
Managing Partner

Achim has gained valuable insights in several industries during his career. The common denominators of all his engagements have been mergers & acquisitions, investment management, as well as change management.

Alexander Schwarz
Managing Partner

Alexander has worked over 25 years in the private equity industry with a focus on small- and mid-cap companies. Before founding Gramax, Alexander was a partner and director at several private equity companies in Germany and Switzerland.

Christoph Lipp
Investment Manager

Christoph has covered in his professional career a couple of positions along the private equity value chain: from working as a consultant, freelancer and in permament positions for and with private equity companies or its investments.

Investment Criteria

Complex Situations

Complex Situations

Situation: Companies in transformational situations or special situations like carve-outs/spin-offs or distressed assets with potential for optimization and growth

Size: Revenues above EUR 20 million and up to EUR 250 million

Volume: Transaction value up to EUR 100 million

Structure: Flexible investment structure - customized equity and debt solutions but only majority investments

Sectors: all "traditional" but primarily targeting consumer goods, manufacturing and industrial services

Buy-and-Build-Strategy: Horizontal and vertical portfolio diversification as well as market consolidation



Targets: Companies headquartered in Europe with a positive operating (EBITDA) result but optimization potential and operating in one of the following segments interior/exterior, engine, powertrain and structure in all materials

Size: Revenues above EUR 100 million and up to EUR 500 million

Volume: Transaction value up to EUR 250 million and equity value up to EUR 150 million

Operational Approach:
All portfolio companies remain autonomous operations and will be managed (legally) independently

Portfolio companies will benefit from synergies by introducing best practice and cooperating on intra group level in operational as well as administrative fields

Learn more about GRAMAX and our investment approach in our Company Presentation


Germany - Munich

Gramax Capital AG

Leopoldstrasse 11a
80802 Munich
+49 89 380 265 91

Switzerland - Zurich

Gramax Capital AG

Churerstraße 135
8808 Pfäffikon SZ
+41 55 416 26 60
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