Upside invests directly and indirectly in growth companies in Europe, primarily in the DACH region, and opportunistically in the US and Asia.

We do not focus on specific industries, but rather on the company stages where we found the best growth potential combined with a manageable amount of risk: from early growth, where technology and market risk should already be overcome, through traditional growth equity up to buyouts in small and medium sized companies – the latter always with visibility on sustainable growth from operations or a clearly defined buy & build strategy and with a moderate level of leverage.

For direct investment we always collaborate with an experienced lead manager with relevant experience in the respective industry and seek profitable companies with comprehensible, scalable business models.