• Munich Private Equity Partners

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About us

We build world-class private equity portfolios for our clients,
providing meaningful access to the best investments globally.

We will maintain

the highest standards of customer service at all times.

We will be

fair and respectful in our dealings with all parties.

We will strive

to create a positive working environment at all times.

We will demonstrate

a relentless dedication to improvement.

Who we are

Munich Private Equity Partners (“MPEP”) is an investment adviser focused exclusively on private equity.

Founding year

Assets under Management

Committed capital

Fund investments

Led by Horst Güdel, the company was established in 2011 and is one of Germany’s leading independent investors in private equity.

With more than € 2bn of assets under management, MPEP invests in many leading private equity partnerships across the globe.

We have committed more than €500m in funds worldwide since 2011. With offices in Munich and Shanghai, we act on a global basis but communicate locally.

With over 50 fund investments since 2011, we have proven our ability to be able to access top performing funds at all tiers of the market.

Investment Approach

MPEP fundamentally believes in private equity as an ownership model and as an asset class.

MPEP believes that each private equity programme should be both client focused and client specific.

MPEP retains a fundamental belief in the ability of private equity to outperform other asset classes through all macro environments.

Fundamentally, MPEP believes that private equity is a human centred activity.

MPEP believes that it is vital to deploy a pro-active sourcing and origination strategy towards its investment programme.

MPEP recognises that almost all private equity managers are small businesses at heart and therefore it seeks to engage as one entrepreneurial business to another.

MPEP believes that it is important to be both highly systematic and intuitive in its manager selection.

MPEP is rigorous in both its qualitative and quantitative due diligence throughout the investment process.

Our Offering

Selected Relationships

Ascendent Capital Partners

Ascendent Capital Partners

Ascendent Capital Partners is a China focused private equity manager. The founding partners and senior members of the manager have accumulated extensive investment and management experience working with leading international financial institutions. Through leveraging its extensive network, strategic resources, professional judgment and execution capability, Ascendent endeavours to help its portfolio companies develop growth opportunities, realise strategic transformation and create higher value in China’s dynamic business environment.

Riverside Asia

Riverside Asia

Riverside Asia is part of the Riverside Group, a global private equity firm focused on acquiring growing businesses valued up to $300 million. Riverside Asia executes control buyouts of companies in the developed economies of the Asia-Pacific region through its multi-office network in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Melbourne and Seoul.

Kedaara Capital

Kedaara Capital

Kedaara Capital is an operationally oriented private equity manager pursuing control and minority investment opportunities in India. Kedaara combines the strengths of a well-networked and highly experienced local investment advisory and operating team, with the experience of its international partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. The manager partners with entrepreneurs, management teams and family-owned businesses to provide deep strategic and operational expertise, a consultative approach and global connectivity to build enduring value and competitiveness in such businesses.



Corpfin was founded in 1990 and is one of the most established Spanish lower mid market managers. It typically invests in majority situations, across a range of sectors. Corpfin’s investment team has a strong network that ensures direct access to companies. Another proven strength of the manager is its ability to construct sophisticated and flexible structuring solutions for its target investments.



Mangrove is a small market manager headquartered in Tampa, Florida. It sponsors owners and operators in management buy-outs, management buy-ins, majority recapitalisations, family successions and industry consolidations in the United States. The cornerstone of the Mangrove model is to buy North American companies and then grow and professionalise these through a combination of strategic, leadership, operational and financial improvements.



Seidler is a Los Angeles based manager focussed on growth investments in the North American lower mid market. The cornerstone of Seidler’s model is to focus on companies with strong potential for organic growth that are generally the market leader within a specific niche. Seidler specialises in transactions that traditional investment firms are not well equipped to complete: purchasing minority equity positions, using little or no debt and providing an extended investment horizon.



Fortissimo Capital is a leading private equity manager in Israel. Its funds invest in both public and private technology and industrial companies in Israel at various development stages. The manager focusses on companies at an inflection point in their development that require strategic support. The manager’s spectrum of activity includes classic growth financing and special situation investments, as well as turnarounds.



HgCapital is a leading European mid market manager based in London and Munich. The manager focusses on investing in companies across selected European countries. It focuses on the following sectors: services, industries and technology, media and telecommunications (“TMT”). HgCapital has deep sector knowledge in its target sectors and follows a sophisticated investment and portfolio management process.



Accel-KKR is a leading technology focussed private equity firm. Through its offices in Menlo Park, CA, Atlanta, GA, and London, the firm is dedicated exclusively to investing in lower mid market software and technology enabled companies. The manager focusses on generating value in its portfolio companies through profitable growth rather than through financial engineering. Typical transactions for Accel-KKR could include acquisitions of founder-owned or closely held private companies, buyouts of divisions or business units from public companies, take private transactions and structured minority equity transactions.



MPEP has backed this manager in its secondaries programme. In this regard, the manager focusses on investing in secondary market acquisitions of limited partnership interests in buyout, growth and venture capital funds. The manager will also invest in direct interests in portfolios of operating companies.

Montana Capital Partners

Montana Capital Partners

Montana is a relatively new secondaries manager based in Baar, Switzerland. The manager focusses on investing in secondary market acquisitions of limited partnership interests in buyout, growth and venture capital funds, as well as other “non-traditional” secondary transactions.

Committed Advisors

Committed Advisors

Committed Advisors is a French-based independent secondary manager. The manager will acquire limited partnership interests through secondary market acquisitions in buyout, growth and venture capital funds, as well as invest in direct interests in portfolios of operating companies. The manager generally acquires later stage secondary interests in funds and seeks to achieve diversification across vintage years, industry sectors and geographies.


The MPEP Team members have diverse backgrounds but all share a deep passion for private equity.

The team culture is open, responsive and characterised by entrepreneurial spirit. Within a flat hierarchy, each professional is constantly challenged to think of ways to improve existing practices and feedback among different team members is frequent and honest.

The investment team is subdivided into three dedicated regional teams, each of which are specialist in their respective core market.

Interaction amongst the various teams is very strong. All teams actively participate in weekly MPEP Team Meetings, ensuring that each professional is familiar with the entire scope of MPEPs activities.

Currently we are not hiring and have no open positions. However we still accept resumes.

If you would like to be considered for possible job openings please send your resume to human.resources@mpep.com.


Munich Private Equity Partners GmbH

Keltenring 5
82041 Oberhaching

Telephon: +49 89 / 66 66 94 - 435
Fax: +49 89 / 66 66 94 - 45
E-Mail: info@mpep.com

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Munich Private Equity Partners GmbH
Keltenring 5
82041 Oberhaching

Telephon: +49 (0) 89 / 66 66 94 - 435
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 66 66 94 - 45
E-Mail: info@mpep.com
Internet: www.mpep.com

Managing Directory: Horst Güdel

Registration Court:
Amtsgericht München
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HRB 194487

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Munich Private Equity Partners GmbH
Keltenring 5
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Horst Güdel

Horst Güdel

Mr. Güdel is co-founder and chairman of RWBGroup, MPEP’s parent company, which was founded in 1999. With €2.0 bn assets under management RWB Group is one of the most experienced private equity fund of funds managers in Germany.

Due to his more than 20-year experience as an executive in diverse sectors, Mr. Güdel has a broad national and international network to executives in the banking industry, M&A and private equity. Mr. Güdel also published numerous articles on investment financing and fund investing in the business news.

Christopher Bär

Christopher Bär

Christopher Bär joined the RWB Group in 2008 and leads the firm´s North American investment efforts. Christopher is a member of the MPEP Investment Committee and serves on several advisory boards of MPEP portfolio funds. Prior to RWB Group, he worked in an asset management firm.

Christopher holds a degree in Business Administration (“Diplom-Kaufmann”) and has also earned the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst professional designation.

Zhangxing Zhu

Zhangxing Zhu

Zhangxing “Tony” Zhu joined the RWB Group in 2009. Leading the Asian team in both Shanghai and Munich, he is a member of the MPEP Investment Committee. Prior to joining MPEP, he worked with DWS – Deutsche Bank Group in Frankfurt and as team leader at Lucent Technologies in Nanjing and Chicago.

Tony holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Southeast University in Nanjing as well as an MBA in Technology Management from Technical University of Hamburg.

Lei Li

Lei Li

Lei Li joined MPEP in 2013 and is part of the Emerging Markets Team. Lei is involved in deal sourcing, analysis and post investment monitoring of funds in Asia, as well as MPEP’s business development efforts in Asia. Lei is located in the Shanghai Office and previously worked for Hony Capital.

Lei holds a Bachelor degree in Finance from Beihang University in Beijing and a MBA from Duke University in Durham.