Special Situations Venture Partners, L.P. (SSVP) fund was the first Special Situations fund in the German-speaking market. Investments took place between 2001 and 2005 with subsequent very successful exits until 2011.


  • Forstinger


    Forstinger, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, is the leading Austrian retailer for car and bike accessories as well as a leading fast fitting service provider. The company was acquired in 2002 out of insolvency. A comprehensive turnaround plan was implemented…

  • Weidemann


    Weidemann, located in Diemelsee, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of compact, flexible-use wheel loaders. SSVP acquired 100% of the Weidemann Group from its founder, who was also the manager at the time, in a failed auction in October 2002….

  • Pickenpack Hussmann & Hahn

    Pickenpack Hussmann & Hahn

    Pickenpack Hussmann & Hahn Seafood Company is one of Europe’s largest companies specializing in the production and marketing of private label deep-frozen fish. It was acquired in 2003 by SSVP. Both companies one profitable the other loss-making were bought…

  • Bally Wulff

    Bally Wulff

    Bally Wulff was owned by Alliance Gaming Corporation, Las Vegas, U.S., a leading operator of casinos and route operations in the U.S. They took a strategic decision to divest from Bally Wulff as a foreign company producing machines for…

  • SaarGummi


    SaarGummi Group is a leading supplier of car body sealing systems for the automotive industry and operates from a management holding in Schengen, Luxemburg. had during the ownership of SSVP operations in Germany, Spain, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Brazil,…

  • Buderus Guss / Duktus

    Buderus Guss / Duktus

    Buderus Guss GmbH (today renamed as “Duktus Rohrsysteme Wetzlar GmbH”) was a wholly owned subsidiary of Buderus AG, which in turn was a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. Bosch sold Buderus Guss with its casting activities comprising…