Growth. Driven BY Reason.
WE INVEST WITH A FOCUS
The digital revolution is still in its infancy, yet even now the transition from offline businesses to the web is impacting almost every branch of industry. This development is spawning exciting new business models with substantial growth potential. This is where Acton invests growth capital. Our focus lies on companies in the consumer Internet segment. Our key criteria: potential market leadership coupled with a functioning, scalable business model and strong entry barriers. Acton is active in Europe and North America.
We foster growth
Supporting fast-growing companies is our passion. We see ourselves not only as investors, but also as dependable strategic and operational navigators, guiding our portfolio companies as they head for leadership in national and international markets. Our drive is centered on developing these companies in partnership with their founders. And demonstrating sound judgment, enthusiasm and decisiveness en route.
WE BANK ON SUSTAINABILITY
Helping company founders evolve their businesses sustainably – that's what counts for us. We take a long-term approach: our goal is to establish successful business models and genuine brands, and to generate values. Values that last. That is why we engage ourselves in the portfolio companies over several years. By pursuing this investment strategy, we have helped many of our portfolio companies become market leaders – including brands like Mytheresa, Etsy, Zooplus, AbeBooks, HolidayCheck and OnVista.
WE CONTRIBUTE OUR EXPERIENCE. WITH SUCCESS.
Since 1999 we have invested more than EUR 300 million in some 60 Internet-based business models, in the process posting a well-above-average return on four generations of funds. Our own company founders have been working together for over 15 years, and the Acton team as a whole can call on 200 years of investment experience. Moreover, it is ideally networked with both companies and investors. All of these factors have combined to create one of the most successful European venture portfolios in the consumer Internet segment.