In an economically uncertain environment and the associated reluctance of banks to lend, the economic importance of private equity is once again demonstrated. Relatively independent of the economy, private equity companies finance sustainable, promising companies and thus support the creation of new jobs and the maintenance of a country’s innovative strength. There is no doubt that investors also benefit from private equity, as experience shows that companies financed in this way grow three times faster than the average economy. The returns of the private equity asset class also regularly outstrip those of the stock markets. This makes private equity a very attractive asset class.
Alpine Equity’s investment style is primarily based on earnings growth with a focus on longer holding periods. Investors expect stable and at the same time above-average value increases as well as continuous distributions on the invested capital.