2022 Acquisition of Schardt GmbH & Co. KG

HGK Global GmbH and 13 other investors provide the equity for the takeover and become new shareholders of the company!


Lemgo/Hamburg/Mitwitz, January 2022 As part of a structured sales process, QVM takes over the majority stake in Schardt GmbH & Co. KG (“Schardt”) from the Schardt family. The two siblings Barbara and Philipp Schardt will continue to take over the management, so that the operational management of the company will not change. The management will also remain involved in Schardt in the future.

Schardt GmbH & Co. KG is a medium-sized, international company headquartered in Mitwitz/Bavaria. The company was founded over 80 years ago and is one of the leading German manufacturers and suppliers in the children's furniture industry with a focus on sustainability. The product portfolio is supplemented by textiles and other accessories for baby's first equipment. The family company is managed in the 4th generation by Barbara and Philipp Schardt and currently employs around 80 people at the locations in Mitwitz/Bavaria and Böhlen/Thuringia.

Together with QVM, Schardt will promote branding and the digitization of the company as well as further expand the international expansion.

Victor Antunes, Managing Partner of QVM, adds: "We are pleased to expand our investment portfolio with this interesting company, which is excellently positioned for further growth in an attractive market with a strong brand. We were particularly impressed by the focus on sustainability, which is consistently implemented in both procurement and production.”

QVM Privatkapital GmbH is an investment company based in Hamburg, which is financed by a select group of entrepreneurial private investors and the initiators. One focus is in particular on involvement in succession situations, growth projects and other changes in the group of shareholders.