HQ Capital is a leading global independent alternative investment manager. We combine investment expertise in private equity and real estate on a single platform. As of December 31, 2019, our more than 145 employees manage $11 billion in total private equity and real estate assets from offices in Frankfurt, New York, Seattle, Dallas, Washington, D.C., London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo.
HQ Capital was formed in 2015 by combining independent alternative investment managers Auda, Real Estate Capital Partners, and Equita. Through Auda and Real Estate Capital Partners, HQ Capital has been active in global private equity and in U.S. real estate since 1989. Through Equita, HQ Capital has been acquiring majority stakes in small- and mid-sized companies in the German-speaking region of Europe since 1992.
HQ Capital Private Equity (formerly Auda, "HQCPE") invests through commingled funds as well as on behalf of separately managed accounts. The private equity investments include private equity primary funds, secondary funds, and direct co-investments. Our global client base consists of insurance companies, pension funds, corporations, endowments, foundations, high net worth individuals and family offices. Since inception, we have invested in 544 North American, European and Asian private equity funds established by 252 fund managers. HQCPE has executed on 170 secondary transactions since 1992 representing $2.2 billion of committed capital as of December 31, 2019. We are experienced buyers of both partnership interests and portfolios of direct assets. We would be pleased to provide references from sellers with whom we have completed secondary transactions, as well as from fund general partners with whom we have effectively and efficiently completed secondary transactions or in whose funds we are currently a limited partner on a primary basis.
HQ Capital Real Estate (HQCRE) manages $2.8 billion in real estate assets. We sponsor real estate funds as well as provide investment advisory services. Our investments consist of multi-family development projects and existing properties in primary and Growth Markets across the U.S. Since 1989, HQ Capital has sponsored 30 funds and invested US$14.9 billion in U.S. real estate, representing 70,000 residential units and 21 million square feet of commercial space across 30 states as of December 31, 2019. HQCRE’s primary focus is upholding its fiduciary responsibility to its investors in order to achieve sustainable, positive investment returns over the long term. However, HQCRE does not believe that investment performance and ESG goals are mutually exclusive. On the contrary, the inclusion of ESG initiatives in the investment process can lead to higher returns for investors and positive contributions to society and the environment.
HQ Equita (formerly Equita, "HQE") is a direct private equity firm operating in Germany, Austria and Switzerland utilizing an extensive professional network. HQ Equita’s clients include institutional investors, foundations and trusts, as well as family offices of entrepreneurial families, including our anchor investor, the Harald Quandt family. In terms of investment approach, HQ Equita preferably takes majority positions in companies and acts as a partner with management to execute on the companies’ growth strategies. Since its inception in 1992, the company has acquired a total of ca. 1 billion euros in capital commitments and invested in over 30 enterprises.