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At a glance

Your global private equity specialist

Pioneers in private equity
Global presence and expertise

For over 32 years we have provided investors with access to private equity investments. Our professionals, located in North America, Europe and Asia, identify experienced managers to help deliver attractive results. We use our deep network of private equity managers to create sustainable private equity portfolios. We build long-term relationships with our investors and provide strong client service.

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Locations
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Professionals
32
Years of Private Equity
Our history

A global private equity platform that has been growing for over three decades

70s
First investments in private equity

The German industrialist family, Harald Quandt (HQ), made their first investments in Private Equity in the United States.

1989
Foundation

To gain access to private equity and benefit from diversification, HQ Capital was founded in New York as Auda by its shareholders.

1995
Access for external investors

With growing interest in highly diversified private equity portfolios, HQ Capital began to provide access to institutional investors with expanded solutions and services.

2002
Europe

To be locally available for European investors, the German office in Bad Homburg was opened.

2007
Asia

As one of the first foreign investors, HQ Capital enters the Asian private equity market by establishing an office in Hong Kong.

2007
Europe

To meet the increasing demand for investments in the European private equity market, a European investment team was established in Bad Homburg.

2019
30 years of private equity

HQ Capital celebrated 30 years of private equity investing and being part of the HQ family.

2020
HQ Holding

HQ Capital became part of HQ Holding.