“sweet spot” of €100m to €250m in growth equity transactions
No / limited leverage
Places deals below the radar of leading Leverage Buyout funds
Makes investments less suitable for traditional PE firms
Focus on deals in sectors and regions where we have a direct area of expertise - including those in the specific competencies of our network of family offices
We have an established international track record and network we can leverage in the consumer, retail and digital sectors. Kharis Capital primarily backs US and European brands in their expansion
Explore deals others cannot (easily) do
Family-owned or controlled assets
Taking public companies private
Roll-outs, platform or consolidation deals
These are investments far more suitable for our long-term added-value partnership-driven model
Build true partnerships
We take a new approach to partnership. Not constrained by a portfolio logic or restrictive time horizons, we can truly invest in and rely on our partners. Kharis selectively builds true partnerships by finding great companies and teams and taking an influential stake, either as a large minority or majority investor.
We help drive innovation and growth by exploiting barriers to entry and companies' differentiating factors, such as market share or brand. Most importantly, support existing partners to achieve common goals.
Passion for brands and technology
We recognize the value of brands especially for companies in direct and constant contact with end consumers. Building and developing brands, which increasingly involve using innovative and agile technology solutions, requires time, discipline and a touch of magic.
But, it is key to creating a true differentiated asset that commands premium pricing, enhanced trust and repeat business. Brands are ingrained within our DNA, having spent years building and growing them both offline and through digital media.
Growth and internationalization
Working with a vast network of family offices, advisors and partners enables us to provide unique support to help companies develop their businesses and grow both domestically and abroad. Our past experiences include geographic expansion, product innovation, and operational improvements.
Burger King S.E.E.
Kharis Capital’s team closed its first transaction, as master franchisor of Burger King in Poland, Italy, Greece and Romania. Our team wrote the business plan, hired the leadership and country teams and took control of existing restaurant network of more than 130 restaurants. In June 2015, we opened our first owned-and-operated outlets in Italy and Poland.