Acquisition and operation of non-core and underperforming business units – since 1994.


CoBe Capital specializes in the acquisition and operation of non-core and underperforming business units in the Americas and Europe from leading global corporations. This focus gives our firm unique strengths around meeting the needs of corporate parents seeking to divest operations that no longer fit with their core strategy.

Our permanent capital base means we can do deals without financial contingencies and hold our investments for the long term. Our expertise enables us to quickly and confidentially extract non-core divisions with minimal disruption.

In fact, our entire portfolio of operating companies has been assembled through the divestitures of global corporations, including Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), Mohawk Industries’ (NYSE: MHK) Marazzi Group, Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS), HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI), Gorenje d.d. (LJSE: GRVG), AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG (SIX: AFGN), IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI), Dover Corporation’s DE-STA-CO (NYSE: DOV) and HSBC Holdings plc (LON: HSBA).

Strong carve-out expertise

We bring 25+ years of experience in acquiring complex, cross border corporate divestitures.


Strong deal track record for 25+ years

Specialized in the acquisition and operation of corporate divestitures since 1994.

Successfully acquired and operated 8 European carve outs over the past 5 years.

Historic operations in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Slovenia, Spain, Italy, France, Belgium and Greece.

Complex cross-border carve-outs

Unique strengths and know how through distinct focus on complex divestitures.

Actively looking for cross-border transactions with targets often located in geographies where sellers have a limited presence.

We enable seamless transactions and efficient transitions.

Focus on bespoke and customized transactions

We are flexible and can adapt to each transaction’s specific scenario.

Our investment philosophy centers on the core value of communication enabling mutually-beneficial transactions.

Dedicated to meeting the seller’s unique objectives.

Speed, flexibility & certainty

We completed past transactions as fast as 45 days and are well versed with sellers’ needs to have fast and certain deal executions.


Quick actions through permanent capital base

Our ability to acquire is not contingent upon receiving ­external financing.

Permanent capital base allows us to move swiftly through the acquisition process and execute deals with speed and certainty.

Inhouse deal resources immediately available

With our inhouse deal resources across all areas, we are prepared to move quickly.

We ensure certainty of closing and transition away from the ­parent company in the shortest possible time.

Flexible solutions and aligned interests with sellers

We are committed to meeting and exceeding sellers’ ­expectations that existed prior to the acquisition by tailoring transactions to sellers’ unique objectives.

Overlapping customers, vendors, joint agreements and reputation are all considerations in a divestiture.

Good, long-term home

We are not bound to any short-term third-party investment interests and give our businesses time to develop and thrive.


Long-term investors

As a private global investment firm, we do not have outside investors.

Unlike traditional private equity, there is no pressure to exit our investments.

This perspective allows us to truly focus on long-term growth and value creation.

On the ground M&A and operations

Deploying local teams to navigate unique business and market complexities.

Acting as true locals through knowledge of domestic peculiarities.

Engaging with local workforce, community and government critical for the execution and management of cross-border divestitures.

Focus on employees

Transaction philosophy centers on speed, communication, and honesty.

Target employees rate our approach as a positive and rejuvenating experience.

As a family-owned company with traditional values, our ­reputation is our first and foremost concern, evidenced by ­numerous recommendations from sellers.

Building strong companies

We provide hands-on support to our portfolio companies and promote a culture of lean management and continuous improvement.


Striving for operational excellence

Operational excellence is at the core of CoBe’s ownership philosophy.

Provision of hands-on support to our companies as key element for mutual success.

Culture of lean management and continuous improvement is the guiding principle we instill in all our operating companies.

We bring deep sector experience

Our senior executives comprise former industry leaders with deep sector expertise.

We bring distinct ­operational know how from due diligence, carve out and turnaround processes to work closely with the target’s management.

We invest in talent acquisition and build our companies

We employ an in-house talent acquisition team to simplify rebuilding organizations or filling vacant roles, both common topics encountered in corporate carve-outs.

We ensure business continuity for all stakeholders.

We seek to grow our platform investments and create ­enhanced operational value through the addition of bolt-on acquisitions.