How we operate

Operational Approach

As an operational investor, we create sustainable added value for both the seller and the company.

Holger J. SchmidtManaging Partner CERTINA Retail

Als operativer Investor erschaffen wir nachhaltig Mehrwert sowohl für den Verkäufer als auch für das Unternehmen

Holger J. SchmidtManaging Partner CERTINA Retail

Operational Partner

CERTINA is both financial investor and operational partner. The focus of our work is the long-term and value-oriented development of our companies. To this end, the companies are supported by experienced industry experts.

Industry Experience

Many of our managers draw on many years of extensive experience in management positions in major international corporations. Furthermore, the CERTINA Group can rely on a worldwide network of industry specialists, suppliers and customers. CERTINA is therefore ideally positioned to master industry-specific challenges and to realize valuable synergy effects for its portfolio companies.

Task Force

The CERTINA Task Force consists of employees of the CERTINA Group and has experience from various industries and management constellations. Together with the management of the portfolio companies, the task force develops a company-specific operational improvement concept. After successful takeover, a Chief Restructuring Officer is appointed to implement the operational improvement measures. In doing so, we combine industry and restructuring expertise.

Sustainable and resource-saving orientation

For us, sustainable corporate management is always synonymous with resource-saving work. Our companies rely on the most modern production technologies, optimization of work and production processes and innovative energy management. Resource-saving work is good for the environment and strengthens the competitiveness of our companies.