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Entrepreneurial private industrial group

Gampen is owned by Dr. Matthias Calice, an Austrian entrepreneur, and is financed solely by own funds and funds
provided by partners.

OUR CORE PRINCIPLES

TRANSFORMATIVE INVESTORS
We invest in companies in which our transformative approach may yield significant upward potential.
ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT
We always take full control with very high personal involvement and a strong commitment to improving our subsidiaries long-term performance.
MAKING FAIR DEALS
We are committed to keeping a sound relationship with key stakeholders including workforce and financing partners.
DEVELOPING TALENTS
We are keen to attract and retain managers who seek entrepreneurial challenge from high performance companies.

OUR INVESTMENT CRITERIA

We acquire companies in difficult situations for which we see considerable upward potential

  • Mature company with strong core assets, such as brand, technology, references, access to clients, etc.
  • Situation requires strong leadership and quick action, due to financial distress, insolvency, etc.
  • Company generates between EUR 50-300 million in revenues and has its headquarters or a significant part of its operations in German-speaking Europe.
  • Gampen is able to acquire 100% of a company or take a significant controlling stake.
  • We do not have a specific industry focus.

CURRENT PORTFOLIO

PREVIOUS INVESTMENTS

  • FMW Förderanlagen GmbH is a globally active supplier of material handling solutions whose
    core products can be found in most of the world’s paper mills. Gampen acquired FMW in November 2014
    and sold it to a private investor group in February 2018

    FMW
  • Hirsch Servo is a provider of EPS products and machinery with approximately EUR 90 million sales
    and 500 employees. Gampen acquired the company in December 2013
    and sold it to an industrial investor in May 2014.

    HIRSCH GRUPPE

MANAGEMENT

Our management team works both on developing the group and is heavily involved
in the strategic management of the portfolio companies.

Dr. Matthias Calice
    Dr. Matthias Calice
    CEO

    Prior to founding Gampen Industrial Holding, Dr. Calice served as a London-based partner with global private equity house TPG. Before that he worked for Apax Partners and McKinsey & Co. Dr. Calice holds an MBA from INSEAD and a PhD in law studies from University of Vienna.

    Stefan Anderl
      Stefan Anderl
      CFO

      Before joining Gampen, Mr. Anderl served as Director in the corporate finance advisory department of Deloitte responsible for M&A and financial restructuring projects. Prior to that he worked for the international construction group Strabag AG and global consultancy Accenture. Mr. Anderl graduated in International Business at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and was certified as Austrian CPA and Tax Advisor.

      Franz Wall
        Franz Wall
        COO

        Mr. Wall has vast experience with performance improvement projects. Before joining Gampen, he worked as independent consultant for manufacturing companies in Austria and abroad. He started his career with Macquarie Bank Ltd. in Sydney being responsible for the implementation of a merger between two business units. He has a master’s degree in Management and International Business from the University of Graz.

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        Entrepreneurial private industrial group

        Gampen is owned by Dr. Matthias Calice, an Austrian entrepreneur, and is financed solely by own funds and funds provided by partners.