Oikos Group is a leading German provider of prefabricated houses.
Oikos Group covers the entire value chain for prefabricated houses from shell construction to turnkey-ready housing solutions under the Hanse Haus, Bien-Zenker and Living Haus brands. The group is active in its core market of Germany, as well as Austria, Switzerland and the UK.
Through its three brands, the group serves a wide variety of customer segments that are attracted to the brands’ appealing architectural designs, affordability, reliability, environmental credentials, and the idea of building their own homes.
With a broad product portfolio and strong reputation for design, manufacture and construction of high-quality homes, Oikos Group has grown into a leading player in Europe.
Equistone Funds have worked closely with Oikos Group to support its plans for further growth and to realise synergies between the operating companies, Hanse Haus and Bien-Zenker. This has included the:
- Establishment of a holding structure, including the Oikos brand, and respective group management team.
- Introduction of a best-practice approach between the two operating companies to align processes and to further strengthen operational excellence, improve sales structures and recruitment processes.
- Investment in the digitisation of the business, particularly for sales, operations and the customer journey.
- Increased focus on ESG and green marketing.
Supported by strong market dynamics, Oikos Group achieved significant organic growth and total output increased from €310m at acquisition to €421m for the year ending December 2020.
Equistone Fund V sold its investment in Oikos Group to West Street Capital Partners VIII, a fund managed by Goldman Sachs.
* Total output.
Together with Equistone, we have been able to strengthen our leading position across Europe, targeting important areas such as digitalization as well as the expanding our competence in ESG and a sustainable marketing strategy.