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Capital with vision

capiton enables small and medium-sized businesses in the DACH region to achieve ambitious goals. Not only do they receive capital from us, they also benefit from our expertise and personal support. We listen carefully, make quick decisions and are accessible, because we know that nothing generates confidence like your own vision in your own hands.



Principle Healthcare Group

The company

The Principle Healthcare Group is one of the leading European manufacturers and distributors of vitamins, minerals and supplements in the private label consumer healthcare sector. Headquartered in Skipton (United Kingdom), the Group also operates its own production facility in Slovakia through its subsidiary Innopharma.


The Group serves more than 7,500 supermarkets, pharmacies and health food chains worldwide with a complete range of nutritional supplements in a variety of dosage forms such as effervescent tablets, capsules, gum pastilles, liquids and powders. In the current financial year, the Group will generate annual revenues of approximately € 25 million.


The transaction

Principle Healthcare is a further building block in the European expansion strategy of Euro Vital Pharma (EVP). The complimentary product portfolios of the two firms, with Principle Healthcare’s focus on dietary supplements and EVP’s strength in pharmaceutical licenses and medical devices, offers significant cross-selling and other synergy potential in Europe and other regions.


The current management team of Principle Healthcare will remain with the company to continue the firm’s growth path as part of a larger, pan-European player.


The Parties have agreed not to disclose financial details of the transaction.


EVP and capiton were advised in this transaction by PWC (financial and tax), Shoosmiths, BMH Braeutigam and BBH (legal) and Fidelio Healthcare Partners (technical/operations).


Facts & Figures


capiton’s predecessor company was founded in the mid-1980s. capiton AG was established in 1999. The firm became an independent company in 2004, following a Management-Buy-Out.


capiton is managed by 9 partners and is an owner-managed financial investor.

Track record

The capiton team has supported more than 80 companies, and over 70 investments have been realised. At present, the company manages a fund volume of €1.1 billion.

Investment range

capiton invests in small and medium-sized companies in German-speaking countries. We usually invest between €20 and €60 million of our own funds in profitable companies with turnover between €50 and €300 million. We are also able to execute much larger transactions together with co-investors.

What our portfolio companies say

capiton is familiar with the needs of SMEs, understands them, and acts accordingly.

Josef Raith, Founder