The Aves One AG based in Hamburg is an active asset owner of logistics equipment with high operational margins.
The increasing globalization of the flow of goods resulting in an increased transport volume, the growth of the world economy should be between 3.5 to 4.0 percent per annum up to 2020 and the freight traffic should be quadrupled by 2050. All these factors lead to an increased demand for logistics equipment. The current low interest rate environment also provides a solid financial basis for investment in long-lived assets with good growth prospects. Moreover the deregulation of the rail market, optimization of logistic chains and the ongoing outsourcing trend offer a friendly market environment for Lessors of such logistics equipment.
From these trends we want to benefit and have therefore focused on four business areas in which we invest: Rail, Container, Resale and Special Equipment
All four divisions contain durable assets with stable cash flows. The management of assets, like rental and maintenance are carried out by external asset managers (analogue of a property manager). As active asset owner the Aves One controls and monitors the asset managers, assumes control and weighting of the divisions and the customer selection. So we were able to build a broadly diversified customer portfolio with leading national railways, shipping companies, industrial and chemical companies on the one hand and on the other hand a broadly diversified asset portfolio. By focusing on several business areas and simultaneously acting in the Euro and US-Dollar currency area a risk portfolio diversification is achieved.
The company is planning to develop its own asset portfolio to over one billion Euros by 2020. Excellent market access by management and partner form the foundation for the continued expansion of the company.
Member of the
Peter Kampf has been an Executive Board Member of Aves One AG since September 2016. The 50-year-old Business Studies graduate brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the areas of the acquisition, financing and management of intermodal assets. Peter Kampf headed an investment company in the area of the acquisition, financing and management of intermodal assets such as wagons and shipping containers as an Executive Board Member from 2004 until 2012. He was Managing Director of the German subsidiary of CAI International Inc. from 2012 to 2016.
Member of the
Mr. Henrik Christiansen is working as CFO for Aves One since July 2015. Through his many years as CFO of a listed company, he brings great capital market experience to the company. In addition, the M.S. in Business Management has many years of professional experience as Commercial Director or CFO at various manufacturing and trading company, having previously been around 5 years as audit manager for an international accounting firm in Copenhagen and Hamburg.
Member of the
Jürgen Bauer has been an Executive Board Member and the COO of Aves One AG since September 2016. After many years in the leasing sector, the 54-year-old Mag. Phil. worked successfully in various Board functions in wagon hire for 16 years. At GATX, one of the world’s biggest rolling stock leasing companies, his most recent position was as Managing Director of the German business of KVG Hamburg. Jürgen Bauer managed ERR Rail Rent Vermietungs GmbH in Vienna and ERR European Rail Rent GmbH in Duisburg as Managing Director and Partner since July 2006.
Mr. Wohltmann studied Social Security Law in Berlin, focusing on Pension Legislation. After graduating and a short period of employment with the German Pension Insurance Association, Mr. Wohltmann moved to the Pension Scheme of the Regional Dental Association of the State of Thuringia and was a member of its management from its foundation in 1992. In 2000 Mr. Wohltmann took up his current role as Managing Director of the Pension Scheme of the Berlin Dentists’ Association KdöR, where his duties include restructuring the organisation.
Emmerich G. Kretzenbacher completed his university studies in economics at the University of Kiel. (Germany). Upon having successfully passed his tax consulting and auditing exam, he founded the auditing firm TREUÖKONOM Beratungs-, Revisions- und Treuhandgesellschaft mbH in 1981. Mr. Kretzenbacher specializes in advising and auditing mid-sized companies and corporations.
Member of the board
After studying business administration in Hamburg, Mr. Baumgarten worked for more than 20 years for the wagon hire company VTG AG. In 1991, in the meantime Mr. Baumgarten was Head of sales at VTG, he quit this Company to co-found KVG Kesselwagen Vermietgesellschaft in Hamburg. KVG grew to one of the leading player in the area of rail equipment. Mr. Baumgarten finally sold all his shares of KVG in 2002. In 2006 he was co-founder of the ERR Group. In his long-term presence in the industry he was a driving individual in this industry and president of VPI Germany.
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Mrs. Britta Horney is a lawyer in Hamburg specialising in contract design and IT project business for SMEs. After studying for a degree in law, and an overseas stay in Los Angeles, she initially worked for a firm of auditors and tax consultants for more than ten years. Mrs. Horney already held supervisory board memberships in several companies in 2006 to 2009, most recently for a listed company in the Prime Standard segment. Britta Horney has been a member of the Supervisory Board of BoxDirect AG since February 2017, and a member of the Supervisory Board of Aves One AG since late August 2017.
Successful capital increase including over-allotments in the amount of EUR 19.6 million cash //
Admission to the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange //
Acquisition of ERR Austria and Germany //
Aves Storage is founded to enter the storage market //
Acquisition tank container portfolio for the Special Equipment division //
Expansion of the swap bodies portfolio in Special Equipment //
Renaming of Pricon Invest AG into today Aves One AG //
Establishing Joint Venture for entering Resale Markt //
First portfolio acquisition in the Rail Equipment //
Successful capital increase by institutional investors in the amount of EUR 8 million in cash //
Pricon Invest AG takes over Aves Logistics AG as a non-cash capital increase //
Institutional investors (family offices, pension schemes, utility companies) sourced as financing partners //
Aves Logistics AG is established; contribution in kind of BSI Blue Seas Investment GmbH //
Blue Seas Investment GmbH is founded //
Cooperation agreements are concluded //
The first container equipment portfolio acquired //