A long tradition of entrepreneurship.

As part of a family-owned company, Bregal Unternehmerkapital is immune to short-term trends in the capital market and, as an experienced family-backed investor providing long-term entrepreneurial capital, supports successful companies in their further development.

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 more than 15 billion Euros. Its specialities include spin-offs, successions and growth financings. In the DACH region and northern Italy, Bregal Unternehmerkapital has a clear focus on the “Mittelstand”, medium-sized companies. Bregal Unternehmerkapital currently manages approximately three billion Euros in assets under management.