Mittelstand definition of the IfM Bonn
Mittelstand enterprises are defined by the unity of ownership and management.
IfM Bonn has operationalised the definition of Mittelstand companies as follows:
In a Mittelstand enterprise
- up to two natural persons or their family members hold (directly or indirectly) at least 50% of the shares of the company,
- these natural persons belong to the management.