Wintergerst accompanies the sale of the Success Hotel Management Group to the HR Group

Berlin-based HR Group takes over the Success Hotel Management Group based in Stuttgart. The entire acquisition process was accompanied by Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung within the framework of a competitive bidding process.

The Success Hotel Management Group develops and operates hotels of international brands, such as Holiday Inn Express, ibis Styles or Hilton Garden Inn. The family-owned company based in Stuttgart operates 22 hotels spread all over Germany.

During a structured bidding process with potential investors from Germany and other European countries it was possible to find a strong partner for the future in the form of the HR Group.

The HR Group is one of the leading multi-brand hotel operators in Central Europe. The Berlin-based company has successfully acquired and operated hotels for more than ten years. Currently, the HR Group owns 73 hotels in over 30 cities in 5 European countries.

With an attractive purchase price and a logically compelling concept for the takeover of Success Hotel Management GmbH and all of its employees, the HR Group was able to prevail over the other bidders. The attractive hotel landscape of the Success Hotel Management Group is an excellent addition to the portfolio of the HR Group and promises further growth. The similar business models and the many years of experience, both in the market and with franchisors, ensures a seamless and professional transition of the business activities.

“Thanks to the outstanding reputation of the Success Hotel Group, we, in close cooperation with the management and the insolvency supervision, have managed to find a successfully positioned and owner-operated company as a new shareholder,” explains Lars Gairing, who managed the project for Wintergerst.


  • Veit Mathauer

    Veit Mathauer
    Media contact


    +49 (0) 711 947 670

  • Volker Wintergerst

    Volker Wintergerst
    Contact for readers

    Volker Wintergerst has more than 20 years of experience in the consulting sector. After five years as the audit manager of audits of both separate and consolidated financial statements of large middle-market groups of companies and as a project leader in corporate finance, he spent ten years as a managing partner of the consulting arm of the Ebner Stolz Group.

    +49 (0) 711 699 855-22

Go back

More news

The ORCA Group, based in Villingen-Schwenningen, acquires turningtec GmbH, located in Gosheim, Baden-Württemberg. The Polish subsidiary, turningtec Polska, was already sold to Jacob GmbH Elektrotechnische Fabrik in Kernen im Remstal in June 2022. Both acquisitions were accompanied by Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung within the framework of a competitive bidding process from inception right through to completion.

The food industry in Germany represents 6100 businesses with a total turnover of €174 billion - and at the same time is under enormous transformational pressure, with more than half of the companies generating an EBIT mark of less than 5%. Reason enough for a consulting boutique focused on family businesses like Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung to take a closer look at the investment rationale of the industry.


As part of its successful growth strategy, the TIMETOACT GROUP decided to create a German-wide cash pool. In parallel, a group-wide strategy was established to hedge its interest and foreign exchange exposures. Wintergerst assisted the implementation of these projects.