E.R. Capital Holding is active in the fields of shipping, real estate, private equity and renewable energies. The companies within E.R. Capital Holding employ a total of 2,750 people on land and at sea. The group is owned by Erck Rickmers.
Shipowning and shipmanagement
E.R. Schiffahrt is a ship owner and ship management company focusing on container, bulk and offshore vessels. It is one of the world’s largest charter companies for
container vessels and operates a total fleet of 119 ships in service and under construction with an investment volume of approximately USD 7.6 billion. The vessels are chartered by leading liner and bulk shipping companies and offshore customers with whom E.R. Schiffahrt maintains close strategic partnerships.
The investment company Nordcapital, founded in 1992, develops and finances investments in closed-end funds in the sectors of shipping, real estate, private equity and renewable energies. 49,000 private and institutional investors have put EUR 2.5 billion of equity capital into more than 120 funds. In total, the company has achieved an investment volume of some EUR 5.9 billion.
The group established a transparent secondary market at an early stage, to enable investors to dispose of their fund holdings before the end of the set term if necessary. The secondary market business is handled by Deutsche Sekundärmarkt GmbH DSM, which is the market leader for trading in ship fund shares.
Private Equity The private equity activities of E.R. Capital are managed by its subsidiary equitrust AG. equitrust AG is active in fund management and direct investments. The company invests in small and mid-cap firms, primarily in German-speaking countries. equitrust AG also manages nine closed-end private equity fund of funds with a volume of around EUR 220 million.
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