Halder's team has a long and successful track record in SME investing. As extensive operational management is not part of investment managers' background, Halder draws on external resources to include proven hands-on experience: Managers from core sectors of the German "Mittelstand" – automotive, machine tools, textiles, trade & services in the fields of agriculture, construction and energy, plastics manufacturing and hydraulics, among others.
These external managers join Halder's boards or work with the team in a senior advisor role, while investment decisions are taken by the firm's partners. The industry experts focus on the due diligence stage before an investment is completed and subsequently support portfolio companies by serving on their supervisory boards. This is where industry and leadership experience counts the most.