Mutares SE & Co. KGaA is a private equity firm specializing in investments in secondary direct, special situations, bridge financing, recapitalization, distressed/vulture, management succession, reorganization, carve-outs, turnarounds, and re-funding. It also considers co-investments also. The firm typically acquires small and medium-sized companies. The firm invests its personal capital. It also focuses on platform and add-on acquisitions. The firm makes investments in automotive, wood and paper, construction and infrastructure, engineering, consumer good, Technology, commercial repair services, automobiles and components, healthcare equipment and services, materials including containers and packaging. The firm primarily invests in companies with established market positions and whose focus of activity is in Europe. It considers acquiring companies that have annual sales volume of more than €50 million ($55.31 million) and revenues between €50 million ($55.31 million) and €500 million ($538.71 million) with an EBITDA up to €5 million ($5.38 million). It prefers to acquire a controlling and majority stake in its portfolio companies. It typically makes long term investments with a holding period between three and five years. Mutares SE & Co. KGaA was founded in February, 2008 and is based in Munich, Germany, with additional offices in Europe.