Private Equity Track record
  • Christ
    Benelux / Private Equity



    Christ is a German jeweller, founded in Frankfurt in 1863 and now based in Hagen. The company is a market leader in jewellery and watches in Germany in the mid-to-upper price segment.

    Christ focuses on its own specialised stores in high street locations and shopping malls, along with flagship stores at airports and prestigious department stores. Additionally, Christ runs a strongly growing e-commerce platform. Through its strong multi-channel capabilities bridging between the stationary stores and the e-commerce business, Christ leverages its strong brand online and offline.


    • Our extensive experience in the retail sector supported Christ to access other high-potential markets via a European store roll-out programme
    • Peter Linzbach, former Executive Board member of Metro Cash & Carry, and Jochen Wilms, a seasoned digital expert and Chairman of 3i’s Lampenwelt Luqom investment, joined the Board via our Business Leaders Network providing retail, internationalisation and e-commerce insights
    • Strong retail brand and position means Christ is well placed to build on its success in the highly fragmented German market which is the largest in Europe
    • Initiatives implemented across pricing, sourcing, assortment structure, inventory, and financial control and transparency, as well as further strengthening Christ’s e-commerce capabilities

    Regulatory information 
    This transaction involved a recommendation of 3i Investments plc, advised by 3i Germany.

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