Focusing on long term results

IMS Capital Partners are a group of high-net worth investors who have proven experience as successful entrepreneurs in e-commerce, technology, retail and mobility.


Who we are?

A group of successful entrepreneurs who have chosen to work and invest together.

IMS Capital Partners was founded in 2017 to make private equity investments in buyouts, financial restructurings and growth financing globally. Focus industries/segments are e- commerce, retail, industrial products, e-travel, financial services and neo-banking, consultancy and professional services, amongst others.

IMS acquires control of its portfolio companies. Since its founding IMS has made several controlling investments most of which have been completed with reliance on acquisition finance and network value. All IMS` companies are leaders or near leaders in their fields.

IMS contributes both capital and management expertise to its portfolio companies with the objective of directing strategic, operational and financial improvements, typically through initiatives that drive growth, margin improvement and asset efficiency.

IMS manages this fund, whose investors include a number of well-known companies, corporations, as well as a number of high net worth individuals and family offices. IMS has professional teams in Europe and Asia, with four offices / presences across the regions.

A central component of IMS investment strategy is to pursue transactions with management partners who can participate meaningfully in the rewards of success. We seek to:

  • Partner with talented management teams who have long-term perspectives and stand to share meaningfully in the rewards of success.

  • Participate in friendly, negotiated private equity transactions.

  • Focus on companies with more than $100 million in revenue.

  • Invest in buyouts of traditional businesses with solid fundamentals.

  • Pursue investment opportunities that can generate high risk-adjusted returns.


Value Creation

IMS adopts a hands-on approach to its portfolio companies.

  • As a result, IMS is focusing on increasing the asset value through increasing the profits by radically optimizing the unit economics of its portfolio companies, but also through controlled expansion or financial leverage.

    IMS targets early stage and established mid-market companies with leadership or near- leadership positions in their respective industry segments, typically with strong brand or market share potential. These companies often have strong foundations, but typically lack certain key attributes required to transition the company successfully to the next level of size, sophistication and geographic scope.

    IMS seeks to professionalize these companies and build scale through providing financial and intellectual capital as well as enhancing control through management, governance and system/ technology improvements. Such initiatives afford premium returns at exit.

Investment criteria

While the dynamics of each investment will vary, we evaluate your venture according to the following criteria:

  • Management

    A deciding factor for us when considering an investment is a skilled, committed management. We look for teams of entrepreneurs with a track record of leadership and performance . We also look at your team’s passion for and commitment to the new business idea, and your ability to inspire confidence among future stakeholders, including employees, potential customers, and investors. Founders & team are essential for our investment approach.

  • Market

    We invest in solutions and plans that demonstrate a strategy to claim sizeable market share or revenue in significantly large addressable target markets. Do you have an identifiable market segment? Is there a demonstrable and significant demand for your solution?

  • Growth potential

    We look for companies that can grow quickly and manage the scale necessary to succeed. When evaluating prospective investments, one important criterion we consider is the growth and revenue model scalable? What is the cost of acquiring new customers? Are new bookings trending in the right direction? Is there an opportunity to up-sell and cross-sell new products or services? Is there are recurring revenue model?

  • Tipical transaction sizes

    We focus on start ups, small and middle-market companies, typically resulting in transaction sizes of EUR 0,5 million to EUR 10 million, because we believe that companies of this size are particularly well positioned to benefit from our synergetic approach.

  • Industry focus

    E-Commerce, Mobile,
    Digital Media, FinTech, Travel

  • Strategy fit

    We have significant executive experience in a variety of fields. One of the benefits of working with us is the active coaching and a partner network we can provide. Access to industry leaders and cooperating partners as only one part of the benefits.

  • Competitive advantage

    Your company should have some proprietary features that distinguish you from potential competitors or provide barriers to entry that prevent other companies from capturing your customers with a similar offering. Attributes that convey competitive advantage include intellectual property protection, key know-how, and scarce human resources (i.e. knowledge and skills). Have you identified potential competitors? Do you understand your company's differentiation points?

  • Technology

    We prefer to invest in new ideas, and common products and services. The concept behind the technology must be proven and verifiable. Further, we avoid science projects that don’t demonstrate a clear path to commercialization.

  • Use of Funds

    Funds must be used to accelerate your company's achievement of key milestones that increase the company's value.