Acton Capital Partners GmbH
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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.
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.
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.
Since 1999 we have invested more than EUR 350 million in more than 65 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 contributed to create one of the most successful European venture portfolios in the consumer Internet segment.
Berlin, December 2018 - HomeToGo, the world’s largest vacation rental search engine - with more than 15 million offers from more than 300 providers worldwide - has closed its latest round of funding and acquired its largest US competitor Tripping.com. In total, HomeToGo has now raised more than $150 million.
Dr. Patrick Andrae, CEO and Co-founder of HomeToGo said in a statement, "I'm particularly proud that HomeToGo acquired our strongest competitor Tripping.com just three years after entering the US market. After all, it's not every day that a technology company from Europe takes over an established American company."
HomeToGo will continue to run Tripping.com as a brand. As for HomeToGo, despite the recent acquisitions, the company has more than doubled its already high cash reserves with its latest round of funding.
HomeToGo’s current investors include Insight Venture Partners (lead), Acton Capital Partners, DN Capital, and Global Founders Capital. This group has recently expanded with investments from Lakestar and Princeville Global, among others.