The financial services sector holds a special allure to private equity investors, but the barriers to entering this market are high. This is where Augur’s expertise comes into play: Thanks to our extensive national and international network, we have access to a wide variety of transactions and can thus quickly respond to shifts in the market. In doing so, we focus on small and mid-cap companies. Given the manageable size of these companies, we are able to conduct thorough due diligence reviews. In addition, we face very little competition from other financial investors.
Augur Capital strives to improve the performance of its portfolio companies by actively managing them. This is the only way to ensure that investors can enjoy long-term gains. For this reason, we hold the required controlling majority in all our investments. In such highly regulated market environments, this approach requires us to maintain a good working relationship with European regulatory bodies. And we have been very successful in doing so: Augur was the first private equity fund to receive permission from the German Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht) to acquire a German life-insurance company.