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Bregal Investments is an international private equity firm providing a platform for five direct investment teams and a fund-of-funds team across the US and Europe.

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All our investment teams have distinct investment strategies and focus on investing in mid-market companies in a variety of sectors in the US and Europe.

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Flexible capital and strategic assistance for market-leading companies in high-growth sectors.

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Equity capital for mid-sized companies in the DACH region and Northern Italy.

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Providing growth capital and strategic assistance to ambitious, market leading technology companies in Europe.

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Building world-class businesses in the middle market in North America.

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Energy, power and renewables focused middle market fund.

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Private equity funds, co-investments and secondaries.

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People

Our experienced global investment team seeks to create long-standing relationships and drive lasting impact within our portfolio companies.

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Responsibility

We champion a responsible investment approach focused on creating long-term, sustainable value and are conscious of the responsibilities we have towards all our stakeholders. 

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Case studies

Examples of how we are collaborating with our portfolio companies to improve their ESG performance.

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Employee giving

Our Philanthropy Programme is designed to encourage our employees to become more active in charitable organisations.

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Bregal Helps Initiative

In early 2020, together with the COFRA Foundation, senior Bregal employees also established a €3 million Bregal Helps Initiative to help our portfolio companies support their local communities affected by Covid-19.  

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We have offices in seven locations in the US, UK, Germany, Jersey, Luxembourg and Italy.

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Expansion of market leadership position in the field of 3D/2D timber construction software: Bregal becomes SEMA’s new majority shareholder

Bregal Unternehmerkapital — 12 Apr, 2022

2022 is still young but we are already announcing our second platform investment. Once again, Bregal Unternehmerkapital (“BU”) has partnered with a fast-growing software company that has established itself as a market leader in its field, as funds advised by BU have acquired a majority shareholding in SEMA GmbH. SEMA offers software solutions and supplementary services in the timber construction industry, in stairwells and for the sheet fabricating business, with a fully integrated ERP and CRM solution. It is considered a European market leader, particularly for 3D CAD/CAM applications. In the future, the Bregal Team is looking forward to supporting the company with its continued internationalization, as it exploits new market potential. 

Headquartered in Wildpoldsried in the Allgäu region of southern Germany, with further locations in France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy, SEMA was founded around 40 years ago and currently has approximately 90 employees. SEMA’s programs are available in eleven languages and are used by more than 10,500 customers in 54 countries, especially for the planning, visualization and manufacturing of buildings, roofs and facades.

Timber construction is on the rise, particularly in residential construction, and offers clear advantages in terms of resource efficiency – SEMA again enjoyed two-digit growth last year, largely thanks to this continued positive dynamic. Together with the newly developed group of investors, the company is now seeking to expand its international presence. The plan also includes additional investment in software development in order to safeguard the sustainability of the company’s technology leadership position, the expansion of the company’s product portfolio to become an integrated solution provider, as well as the continued professionalization of sales and support.

The shares are being sold by LEA Partners from Karlsruhe; the existing shareholder VIA Equity from Denmark and long-term CEO Alexander Neuß have retained stakes in the company. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2022.

We are looking forward to our collaboration with SEMA and our fellow partners in an exciting, future-proof market and to working together to support SEMA’s growth.

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Bregal Unternehmerkapital — 12 Apr, 2022

Expansion of market leadership position in the field of 3D/2D timber construction software: Bregal becomes SEMA’s new majority shareholder
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Bregal Unternehmerkapital — 23 Feb, 2022

New investment gets the year off to a strong start: Bregal Unternehmerkapital becomes Theobald Software’s new majority shareholder
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Bregal Unternehmerkapital

Equity capital for mid-sized companies in the DACH region and Northern Italy.

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