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Episode #1 of the Beteiligungsbörse Deutschland Podcast with Götz Hertz-Eichenrode

Minority shareholdings through private equity - new trend or renaissance?

The current episode #1 of the Beteiligungsbörse Deutschland Podcast is about "Minority shareholdings through private equity - new trend or renaissance?". The Managing Director and CEO of HANNOVER Finanz GmbH, Goetz Hertz-Eichenrode, answers Matthias Wittenburg's questions.

The Beteiligungsbörse Deutschland podcast focuses on Goetz Hertz-Eichenrode and his path at the medium-sized investment company HANNOVER Finanz Group. He tells us why he has private equity in his blood and family roots in the Hannover Finanz Group, why the company makes minority investments in growth companies and SMEs and how it structures and negotiates them.

He tells us how he became Managing Director of HANNOVER Finanz and what he does differently from his father, the company's founder, and shares with us his opinion on the damage done to the image of private equity firms at the time by calling them "locusts".

Which companies is HANNOVER Finanz involved in and how long do they usually stay involved? Why are company acquisitions the growth driver of Hannover Finanz? Why have Götz Hertz-Eichenrode and his sister Julia personally invested in the Beteiligungsbörse? Find out in our Beteiligungsbörse Deutschland podcast. It's worth listening in.

The show is presented by BB Beteiligungsbörse Deutschland GmbH, hosted by Co-Founder and Managing Director Matthias Wittenburg, and is aimed at investors, entrepreneurs, consultants and other market participants. Every second Friday, this podcast is about the world of investments. The show offers insights into the guest's company and their experiences with equity investments and deals with the challenges of the respective sector. This is supplemented by questions, some of which are a little unusual, that also introduce our guest as a person. The podcast thus promises informative and entertaining insights into the world of equity financing.

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About the Beteiligungsbörse Deutschland Podcast:

A new podcast offering that deals with equity financing and other issues relating to corporate finance and M&A. The program is aimed at investors, entrepreneurs, consultants and other market participants. Each podcast focuses on a specific topic for which the guest is a proven expert. In addition, the conversations offer an insight into our guest's company and discuss the challenges of

and experience with equity investments. This is complemented by some unusual questions that also introduce our guest as a person. The podcast thus promises informative and entertaining insights into the world of equity financing.

The moderator:

Matthias Wittenburg, Co-Founder of BB Beteiligungsbörse Deutschland GmbH

The interview partner:

Goetz Hertz-Eichenrode, born in 1976, has been a Managing Director at HANNOVER Finanz since 2009. He has been Spokesman of the Management Board since November 2017. From 2007 to 2009, he worked for the Alpha Group, a European private equity company. Prior to that, he worked at Deloitte & Touche in the areas of auditing and transaction services from 2001 to 2007. Goetz Hertz-Eichenrode passed both the tax consultant and auditor exams. He completed his studies in international business administration (Dipl.-Kfm.) at the EBS University of Business and Law, Oestrich-Winkel, with semesters abroad in France and the USA.

About the Hannover Finanz Group:

Founded in 1979, HANNOVER Finanz has more than 40 years of experience as an equity capital partner for SMEs. The private equity house, based in Hanover and with an office in Vienna, is one of the first venture capital providers for the D-A-CH region in Germany and is an owner-managed investment company in its second generation. Well-known companies such as Fielmann, Rossmann and AIXTRON have realized their growth with equity capital from HANNOVER Finanz and have taken advantage of its entrepreneurial support. Since its foundation, the equity capital partner for SMEs has completed over 250 projects and invested over two billion euros. The main reasons for investments are growth financing and succession planning for solid medium-sized companies with annual sales of 20 million euros or more. In addition to majority shareholdings, the HANNOVER Finanz Group is one of the few investment companies in Germany to also acquire minority shareholdings. The portfolio currently includes 35 companies.

About the Beteiligungsbörse Deutschland:

The investment exchange is the first platform in the German-speaking world to provide companies seeking capital with standardized support throughout the entire process of acquiring equity - from simple registration to the preparation and placement of suitable investors to the drafting and conclusion of contracts. Established partners such as Companylinks GmbH, the Hamburg Stock Exchange, CANEI AG and Pinsent Masons LLP support the investment exchange.