Sunday 29 May 2022

Wave meets six of its portfolio investment companies in Hamburg

Nils Erichsen, Founder and CEO of Wave: “When we can get all of these businesses together, we have a chance to think strategically and help everyone stay focused and learn from one another. We are honored to have investments in such a range of impressive businesses.”

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HAMBURG, Germany – Wave Investments GmbH took advantage of the return of the Internorga Trade Fair to catch up with the CEOs and founders of six of the fund’s portfolio investment companies in Hamburg. After two years of disruption, the Internorga Show was a perfect place to bring the Wave businesses together to catch up, pass along updates, and share best practices.

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In attendance were:

The Wave portfolio is currently composed of five investments in coffee roasting and green bean projects and two others in equipment and technology. The coffee roasting businesses include:

  • Andraschko Kaffeemanufaktur based in Berlin which operates a state of the art, Probat based roasting facility for production of high quality special coffees distributed around the world to horeca clients.
  • Hanseatic Coffee Company focused on retail coffee brands designed for the discerning customer seeking a product with deep roots in the long history of German specialty coffee.
  • Lykke Kaffegardar which is based in Stockholm and delivers highest quality single origin and blended coffees sources only from their own farms which are sustainably managed together with farmer partners in five countries: Panama, Peru, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Uganda.
  • Organ Utan Coffee in Sumatra which is dedicated to securing finest quality Indonesian specialty coffees while also delivering a €1 per kg premium to conservation initiatives protecting the local organutan population.
  • Public Coffee Roasters which operates 4 shops in Germany while also having a thriving wholesale and online roasted coffee business.

Wave and its partners

Along with the green and roasted coffee investments of Wave, the group was also able to meet with Tone Swiss who are manufacturing the world’s first portfolio of intelligently designed equipment dedicated to unmatched brewing precision and control while also consuming 10 times less energy than any competitive offering.

Unable to attend at this summit was Bkon Brew based in the Usa who are using proprietary intellectual technology to create the finest and most consistent extractions of coffee for world class coffee brands seeking top quality coffee brew extractions and unmatched concentration levels.

Josh Dick, Wave Partner said: “It was a thrill to get a chance to spend time with our dynamic partners and catch up in person.”

“Wave remains committed to making not only financial investments but also to working closely with our business to share ideas, insights, and connections.”

Adding to this, Nils Erichsen, Founder and CEO of Wave said: “When we can get all of these businesses together, we have a chance to think strategically and help everyone stay focused and learn from one another. We are honored to have investments in such a range of impressive businesses.”

Wave Investments looks forward to hosting similar meetings at future events as part of the fund’s ongoing mission to help build world class specialty coffee businesses.

About Wave Investments

Wave Investments GmbH, Hamburg, is a privately-owned investment group with a focus on supporting scalable companies in the specialty coffee industry to achieve their highest potential.

The Wave-team has an extensive global network in the coffee industry. Combined, their team has decades of expertise in both private equity and coffee.

The company focuses primarily on investments in equipment manufacturers, coffee roasters, coffee-based foodservice concepts, and innovation in the coffee sector.

Wave is focused on long-term, active partnerships with the management and shareholders of its portfolio companies. For more informations click here.

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