Navigator Capital is an owner-operated private equity partnership. It focuses on carve-outs and turnaround situations among smaller and mid-sized busiesses. Since summer 2016 Navigator Capital is operating with five partners in three countries, providing optimal support for a wide range of situations.

  • Exclusive discussions between Navigator Capital and Tropicana for the takeover of the bottling site north of Paris, France

    Munich, September 10, 2018: Navigator Capital announce that it has entered exclusive discussions with Tropicana (PepsiCo Group) for the takeover of the bottling plant at Hermes (Oise, France), whose sale was announced in late March. The offer for the site submitted by Navigator Capital, was presented to the works council of the site this Monday, September 10, 2018.

    For the Navigator Capital group this acquisition represents an opportunity to create an independent bottling entity benefiting from the know-how of the team in place on beverages processes and the perfect knowledge of cardboard packaging. Through targeted investments, the group would like to enter into new markets in partnership with different brands and focus on niche markets with higher added value.

    This offer is subject to consultation with the works council of the site and could be finalized by the end of 2018 for an effective recovery early 2019.


    Navigator Capital at a glance

    Since mid-2016, the Navigator Group has been active as a holding company on the market and acquires companies that are either not part of the core business of the vendor or require structural adjustments. By now, Tropicana will be Navigator Group’s sixth investment. The Group’s five partners are based in Munich, Düsseldorf, Zurich, and Paris. Our team of experienced transaction, financing and restructuring experts emphasizes the development of tailor-made transaction structures and continuity concepts, which address both the needs of the sell-side as well as the strengthening of the operational success of our portfolio companies. For further information, please visit



    Dr. Jochen Brinkmann, Partner

    Navigator Capital GmbH

    Cuvilliésstr. 14

    81679 München

    +49 (172) 262 33 11