175 years of entrepreneurial history
Bregal Unternehmerkapital is part of the direct investment arm of COFRA Holding, specialising in mid-sized businesses in the German-speaking countries. The COFRA story dates back to 1841 when two brothers, Clemens and August Brenninkmeijer, founded a textile wholesaling business in the Netherlands. That company went on to become C&A, with more than 1,800 stores worldwide. In 2002, the family consolidated its direct investment activities to form the Bregal Group under the COFRA Holding umbrella. Today, the Bregal Group has a number of subsidiaries in Europe and North America. All share the same clear strategic focus and commitment to the core values of Bregal.
To date, COFRA has invested or committed a total of EUR 11 billion. Its specialities include spin-offs, successions and growth financings. In the German-speaking countries, Bregal Unternehmerkapital has a clear focus on the central pillar of the German; Austrian and Swiss economy: the “Mittelstand”, medium-sized companies. Bregal Unternehmerkapital currently manages around EUR 2.5 billion in overall assets, with EUR 1.2 billion available for new investments.