Austro Holding was founded as a reaction to the financial crisis. Back then, the question of securing assets and income was omnipresent. Dr. Erhard F. Grossnigg’s intention was to invest in tangible assets and to diversify these investments in the sense of risk minimisation. On the basis of his experiences and findings, this gave rise to a sustainable investment model for a selected group of investors.
Up to 50 percent of our portfolio companies‘ net income is distributed while the remaining portion is available for re-investment or financing growth.
Austro Holding combines investments with high development potential. From the very beginning it was aimed at securing its shareholders’ assets and income in the long term. The numbers clearly speak for the concept’s success. Since the company’s inception it paid a dividend of 6 % every year. In 2018 it even distributed a dividend of 12%.
The shareholders are limited to 20% in stake holding. Dividends are paid annually – mostly from profits generated, not by selling companies. Up to 50 percent of our portfolio companies’ net income is distributed while the remaining portion is available for re-investment or financing growth.
Austro Holding primarily invests in companies of Austrian “old economy” but also from the DACH region. All investments are part of a long-term strategy to secure their sustainable development. In total the companies employ some 4,600 people.
1. Austro Holding invests in Austrian “old economy” companies, but also companies from Germany and Switzerland.
2. The minimum company size is €35-40 millions annual revenue, while smaller companies are considered for add-on investments to existing companies. When selecting new investment opportunities, Austro Holding increasingly focuses on certain industries such as office furniture and bedding.
3. Austro Holding is an ideal partner for customised follow-up solutions, corporate spin-offs or ownership changes due to restructuring.