Black Water Private Equity is a leading buyout private equity house, focused on the growth markets of Europe with approximately €80 billion of funds raised and managed since inception. Established in 2009, Black Water boosted private equity investments in Europe after cool down being a result of the credit crunch.
Black Water has applied a Pan-European approach and acquires companies representing significant value creation opportunities. To date, Black Water has completed approx. 100 standalone investments across 15 countries, including comprehensive consolidation deals. The firm prefers an active ownership style along with entrepreneurial mindset to enhance the operating and financial performance of portfolio companies on an accelerated basis. The holding period of 3 to 6 years and a hands-on approach, including leading add-on acquisitions, is the key to increase value of our portfolio companies. We help them create and reinforce their market leadership, develop their brands, and enhance their strategic competitive advantage.