Magalhaes Holding GmbH


Your strong partner for active investment strategies

About Magalhaes Holding GmbH

Magalhaes Holding GmbH is an operating holding company that invests in a mix of minority, majority and wholly owned companies in africa and europe as an active, long-term investor. We combine international expertise, financial resources and in-depth local knowledge to develop new markets and opportunities. We recognize that as an investor comes great responsibility; the responsibility to balance the management of return, risk and costs.

Our active investment strategies are created with this duty in mind. As far as we are concerned, there is no difference between earning a dollar and saving a dollar and being able to do both simultaneously is the key to build wealth. Carlos Magalhaes owner and founder is a senior business man which developed and implemented comprehensive management strategies. Solid track record for successfully driving growth, profitability and productivity in a variety of organizational settings.

Key Investments

Magalhaes Holding GmbH is a reliable partner for companies in situations of upheaval, especially in cases of company succession and group spin-off. We see ourselves as entrepreneurs who invest in the future of traditional small and medium-sized enterprises with a long-term investment horizon. In the case of our portfolio companies, we function not only as investors, but also as active holding companies, which contribute operational and strategic support to the respective companies.
Today, we operate in three main areas:

ILS - International Logistics & Services AG is an international freight forwarding and logistics provider with a diversified and flexible service portfolio. Flexibility, fast reaction, reliability and a large experience in transportation & freight forwarding business are some of the key factors for our success.
We put high importance on operational excellence and cost-effectiveness in our daily work to provide our clients with advantageous solutions and added value.

Transorga AG is an internationally active trading and procurement company with a strong focus on the African continent/ Angola offering its customers integrated supply chain services. Know-how, years of experience and a worldwide network of contacts are available as part of a comprehensive service at an optimal price.
As a global service company with a widespread African network, our strengths lie in versatility and the ability to offer clients advantageous solutions even when their needs are exceptional.

Focuspremium is a leading company that provides consulting services in decoration, image, fashion productions, events and press. Focused on a luxurious lifestyle in the broadest range of areas of interest, from fashion to various types of art, not to mention beauty, travel and prominent personalities.
F Magazine Luxury is aimed at a highly demanding audience that places a high value on information and the latest trends.

Investment Approach


We focus our investments where we have direct experience and can have the greatest impact, on what we believe and where we can add value. When it comes to invest in a company we ask ourselves, what value can we add to this company?


Magalhaes Holding GmbH wants to maximize shareholder return through a dynamic asset allocation process with a fast ROE while limiting and diversifying risks including credit, liquidity, geography and market risk. Expand the business model, taking advantage of opportunities as they arise by being flexible, adaptability and investment expertise. Adapting constantly to meet and ideally exceed shareholders expectations for responsible, sustainable business practice. We work hard to promote this, not only in our operations but also with our suppliers, customers, and partners and within our Industry sectors.


Reinforce Transports and Logistics set up through platform add-on acquisitions, leveraging on sector knowledge of management team. Diversify geographically our investments to through further acquisitions and improve shareholder ROE. Through our investments we work to improve the welfare and living conditions of the communities in which we operate, especially in Africa.


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