Founded in 2009 by Byron Trott, BDT Capital Partners and its affiliates have offices in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, London, and Frankfurt and provide solutions-based advice and capital to leading family and founder-led businesses around the world. BDT Capital Partners successfully raised USD 3 billion over 2 fundraisings in 2010 and 2012, and then a second fund in 2014, BDT Capital Partners Fund 2 (“BDTCP 2”), amounting to USD 5.2 billion. In 2015, BDTCP 2 was reopened to new investors, in order to raise USD 1 billion of new capital. In 2019 BDT launched BDTCP Fund 3. 

Sienna Capital & BDT Capital Partners 

In the context of reopening of BDTCP 2, Sienna Capital committed EUR 113 million (EUR 109 million at year-end 2019 EUR/USD exchange rate) in 2015. 


Investments shall be valued in a manner consistent with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, taking into account the Fair Value and Disclosure Topic of ASC 820, Fair Value Measurement. 

Financial Year 2019 

In 2019, BDTCP 2 called capital amounting to USD 38 million for the acquisitions of a stake in Whataburger, Lew’s, Cognita, Commercial Credit, Inc. and the Schaeffler Group. BDTCP 2 sold its 45% stake of Truck-Lite to Genstar Capital, an investment BDT Fund 2 has held since 2015. 

Value of Investment (12/31/2019) 


Business area

Long-term capital to closely held businesses 

Registered office

Chicago, US

Key Data from GBL Annual Report 2019 


Jennifer Dunne
Director of Communication 
Tel.: +1 312 660 7314