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Our DNA: We buy & build & operate

USP: Expertise + capital/financing + management from one single source

Droege Group (founded in 1988) is an independent advisory and investment company under full family ownership. The company acts as a specialist for tailor-made transformation programs aiming to enhance corporate value. Droege Group combines its corporate family-run structure and capital strength into a family-equity business model.


Active Investments (Majorities)


The group invests its own equity in “special opportunities” with a focus on medium-sized companies and spin-offs as well as strategically in buy & build transactions. The main focus is on spin-offs, underperformers, turnarounds as well as successions as majority stakes. The company, which is completely family-owned, aims to hold and develop investments in the long run via buy & build strategies in order to establish a strategic market position.


Passive Investments (Minorities)


In addition, the Droege Group carries out passive investments in investment funds and listed companies.



The financing of direct investment out of the company's equity guarantees security of transactions and a straightforward execution. The "bringing along of the financing" is an important clasp, especially for complex value enhancement projects in difficult company times.


With the guiding principle "Execution - following the rules of art", the group is a pioneer in execution-oriented corporate development. Enthusiasm for quality, innovation and speed determines the company’s actions.

Essential success drivers are reputation, "best people" and teamwork "from a single source".

The core of our work are the transformation programs "MORE" and "SMART":

MORE stands for "Maintain – Optimize – Reinvent – Enhance" and includes all the strategic, operational and financial aspects of value creation, restructuring and growth initiatives. The program aims at established companies. | Watch the MORE video

SMART stands for "Scale – Money – Acceleration – Resources – Time" and is aimed at high growth companies with innovative business models who are looking for partnership in the traditional business sectors. The Droege Group supports with the linking of the “two worlds”. | Learn more about SMART

The family-owned company has a domestic and international market position with high reputation, operates in over 30 countries worldwide and benefits from many years of experience in value enhancement. One of the key parameters for the successful corporate development is the involvment of selected employees in the added values.


Dr. Ernest-W. Droege

Board Member and CEO



Walter P. J. Droege

Founder and Board Member


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Too often we believe our images more than our surrounding reality. Or we are lacking motivating pictures of the future. Neo Rauchs idea leads us to a level of awareness of reality and illusion. Sharpening our perception is key to recognize hidden potentials and create feasible future solutions. This art describes our hybrid business model.

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