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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.