Frank Hermann

MANAGING PARTNER

DACH

Frank Hermann

MANAGING PARTNER

DACH

What makes Argos unique?

Frank

I’m motivated by an inspiring, trusting, international, exciting and fun work environment. What I particularly appreciate about working for Argos is our down-to-earth, yet high-performance team. It is an enjoyable workplace. We work and laugh a lot, and I like to see my colleagues smile in the morning. My favourite part of the job is supporting management teams in developing their companies in the best possible way.

Tell us about your job.

Frank

My role is to develop and expand the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) for Argos in a sustainable manner. This means creating long-lasting and trusting relationships in the region’s business community and building a high-performance team and operation. And, of course, making many exciting and successful investments in DACH. Both internally and externally, people are the most important part of our business. Working in full confidence with team members, vendors, advisers and management teams is absolutely essential for us.

Tell us about your responsibilities

Frank

As one of the six managing partners of the firm, I feel that I have a major impact on the firm’s future development, and this is exciting. In the future, I hope to continue to help Argos grow into the leading brand for European mid-cap private equity.

What made you join Argos?

Frank

I chose Argos for the people, the international environment and the strategy, which is focused on more complex situations. At Argos, we are easy to deal with and genuinely support management teams. We actively seek situations where we will make a difference by providing support and solutions.

How would you define private equity?

Frank

From my point of view, private equity is about enabling companies to develop – entering new markets, developing new products, or bringing in additional talent. We use our past experience to help establish more demanding strategies, better processes and networks, attract additional capital, and professionalise and transfer best practices across the portfolio.

A word about yourself.

Frank

I have many interests and am curious about the world around me. I like to explore new things and develop them. I am inspired by meeting new companies, new industries and new people.

Outside of work, my family – my wife Lone and our three children – is my greatest source of pride. Lone is Danish and my kids have dual German and Danish nationality. We spend a lot of time in Denmark and I am a great fan of the Scandinavian lifestyle. I felt very honoured when the Kingdom of Denmark appointed me as Honorary Consul in Hesse.

I enjoy sailing and I skipper sailing trips with my family and close friends. I grew up in the Alps and so I’m also a big fan of mountain sports. And I love flying – I am a licensed pilot, and travelling to outlying Danish islands in a small plane is just unbeatable. It’s also important for me to give back to the community, so I am a member of Lions Club Vortaunus, where we raise money to support people in difficulty.

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Companies I Support

GOODS

Revenues €50 M

DACH

SPORT

REVENUES €12 M

DACH

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DACH

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DACH

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DACH

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