The Düsseldorf Navigator Group, managed by Navigator Capital GmbH, is an owner-managed holding company that invests primarily in medium-sized companies with increased management needs.
Our focus is on parts of the company that do not belong to the core area of the seller. In addition, we are also active in individual succession planning. Our goal is always the same: to embark on a sustainable growth course. Our core tasks include due diligence, strategic analysis and the development of a mature continuation concept. We cover any need for restructuring with the know-how available in our partnership.
In order to be able to pursue our long-term approach, we mainly finance our projects with our own funds, co-investors and financing partners. This also enables us to react quickly. Transactions with us can be processed flexibly, quickly and with high operational efficiency.
We focus on the acquisition of majority interests in small and medium-sized European companies that are facing particular challenges …
These special potentials are often found in carve-outs, a difficult economic environment or internal business issues – and sometimes everything comes together.
Spin-offs of parts or units of a company from a large network require a structured approach and a lot of communicative support.
Company successions have certain similarities to carve-outs: employees and sometimes also customers and suppliers have to be taken along on the way to a new future.
When restructuring in particular, it is important to assume responsibility. The language has to be clear and the implementation of correct measures purposefully driven – without delay. It’s a responsibility we will gladly take on, and to enable us to do so, it is important to have the company’s legal position adapted accordingly.
We like to know our way around. We like to operate on an equal footing. Those are things we do best in medium-sized companies, which are where we feel at home.
We are motivated by challenges. Challenges that are set in a holistic context and in which we can supplement the classic restructuring approach with precisely these components of innovation and employees.
We feel comfortable in a networked, digitised world – and we believe in the value-add given by being offline. This means we trust in the value of internationalism and global strategies, and in the added value of classical exchange. We are therefore looking for investments with central activities in a cultural and regional environment that is close to us.
Your team at Navigator has experience from a range of different backgrounds, and this is reflected in our fundamental openness towards many industries. But we also believe in the principle of core competencies and experience, so we refrain from working in certain sectors where we believe we cannot optimally support value-enhancing activities.
Much has been written about crises as opportunities. We view them that way too, but we also believe strategic investors have clear advantages in this difficult environment. We are therefore particularly inclined to consider insolvent companies if we are already active in this or related areas.
In all our projects, we see ourselves as a solution provider for sellers who are selling off parts of their companies which have increased management needs. During each transaction we strive to understand the situation and needs not only of the target company but also of the seller and tailor our concept to them in order to offer them a solution that is as perfectly fitting as possible.
We are therefore enabling the seller to quickly refocus on core business by means of the swift operational separation of the sold company. At the same time, we free both the former subsidiary and its management from the constraints of belonging to a group and actively support them in improvement measures.