AS A PRIVATE EQUITY GROUP, WE DIFFERENTIATE OUR SELVES, BY ACTING AS ENTREPRENEURS, NOT INVESTORS! WE ALWAYS TAKE THE INITIAL VENTURE RISK, AND OFFER OUR INVESTORS TURNKEY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES. READ ABOUT OUR HISTORY HOME COMPANY
We differentiate ourselves by acting as entrepreneurs, and not as investors.
Our founder, Rolf Hess, started his first venture over 35 years ago, when he founded Hess Grant Thornton in Switzerland. By 2001 he sold his company to a major competitor, and ever since, has ventured into private equity investment.
Natural resources, sports, luxury goods, fashion and real estate development.
In 2019, the company initiated an integration project, where all company holdings, in the last fifteen years, have been consolidated under one brand, Hess Group International.
High Calculated Risk, High Return
Once we have established a successful busienss case, we open up the doors to investors. This enables the new business to complete its cycle all the way to providing an exit for investors with different priorities. Our model has been tested over the last 20 years and has allowed us to survive and grow in even the hardest of times.
A Successful and Replicable Model
Our model was adopted in various industries, from oil and gas, to natural resources, from consumer goods, to Asian martial arts, from real-estate development, to mining and precious metals exploration. With a proven track record that currently boasts eleven businesses at various stages of their life cycle, the company is confident in applying its collective experience, to tackle issues and challenges of whichever nature.
Participation and Remuneration
All our board members and managers are shareholders of the individual project companies. They receive extremely low cash amounts per month as they have a fair chance to make excellent money from themselves but only by means of equity. Having managers that truly walk in the shoes of the shareholders is the best guarantee for success. Currently the Group has no debts and plans to futher finance its own projects with its own capital.
We are in the business of developing firms on a turnkey basis
We do consider debt, but tent to avoid it at all cost
Hess Group manages all of its companies even during Exit
We are only engaged in industries that we are competent in
Rolf HessFounder & Chairman
Rolf has 30 years of experience as a consultant, board member and private equity entrepreneur. He’s also an author of two books, last in 2009 - “The arrogance of money”.
Thomas StiegerCEO & Board Member
Thomas has spent 10 years in banking at Credit Suisse before developing private equity projects. He’s now the CEO and board member of Hess Group.
Janine HessNon-Executive Board Member
Janine is a Marketing & PR professional. She contributes with expertise both within Marketing and Communications and has experience from numerous international companies. She is currently located in Norway.
Norbert A. StockerProject Consultant
Norbert spent over 30 years in private and investment banking. Since 2005 he pursued projects in natural resources and has been a member of the board ever since.
Martin EmchExecutive Business Development
Martin brings 30 years of experience in banking and investment consulting with a special focus on Eastern Europe. Fluent in Russian and Polish among other languages, Martin spent much of the past years working and living in the market area.
Garry MillerBoard Member
Garry began his career in 1978 at PaineWebber, in crude oil futures and stock portfolios. He’s been the Group’s man on the ground in USA, since 2007.
Jennifer L. BoyleExternal Advisor, CapEx Group
Former practicing securities lawyer who subsequently transitioned into various senior executive roles in the mining industry and financial services sector.