Launched in April 2008, Acton Capital Partners is an independent, partner-led specialist investor in internet- and mobile-based, consumer-oriented businesses. Having managed more than 50 investments since 1999 – back then as the corporate venture capital business of German global media company Hubert Burda Media - the Acton team brings a wealth of expertise to the companies in which it invests, delivering superior capital returns.
Our Heureka Growth Fund, established in 2008, targets later stage companies with an established track record of revenue and profitability. The ideal investment candidates are European technology-enabled companies striving to take their growth opportunities to the next level. The focus of the Heureka Growth Fund remains firmly on Europe, with a maximum of 30% available for investment outside the region. The Heureka Growth Fund currently has more than 10 companies in its portfolio, such as online prescription glasses retailer Glasses Direct, mytheresa.com, an international retailer of women’s fashion, and online shopping mall Yatego. Funding comes from international private and institutional investors, providing 150 million Euro in total.
In addition, we manage the BDV Fund, with Hubert Burda Media being the sole investor. The BDV Fund has 13 companies in its portfolio, after seeing a number of successful exits via a variety of routes including IPOs and trade sales. Since its inception, the BDV Fund has focussed on internet-enabled companies from early to late stage situations, with Acton Capital Partners assuring continuity for the portfolio companies and their outstanding entrepreneurs.
The highest profile names on the list of successes include "Ciao.com", the product and price review comparison website, "AbeBooks.com", the world’s largest used and antiquarian book site, product and price review comparison website and "HolidayCheck.com", the traveller to traveller travel forum. The BDV Fund is closed to investment in new ventures but has capital in reserve for further investment in existing companies should they require it.
Commitment and Values
Our Munich-based investment team has a first-class pedigree and offers an outstanding platform for entrepreneurial value creation. We have established a comprehensive network of entrepreneurs, industry specialists, and finance professionals to ensure a steady proprietary deal flow. Having worked with the Acton Capital Partners team since 1999, Hubert Burda Media is a significant investor in he Heureka Growth Fund, demonstrating its confidence in, and its commitment to, the established and successful Acton Capital Partners approach to investment - an approach based on the highest standards of ethics, fairness and team spirit.
If you would like further information on Acton Capital Partners and our approach to investment, we very much look forward to hearing from you, whether by email, telephone, post or in person, and to working with you in a mutually profitable partnership: Contact details.