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We createspace.

Since 1738, we have been creating values for generations – with foresight and a keen sense for entrepreneurial visions. What started as a trading company in Flensburg, Germany, is now a family holding company with an international focus.

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Ideas need
space and trust.

Andreas Dethleffsen
Managing Director HGDF


We find promising business models and develop them into long-term corporate success.


We invest in stable business models in growth industries and empower people with ideas.

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Employee in the laboratory

“Double hearts” beat worldwide

Our subsidiary Queisser Pharma with well-known brands such as “Doppelherz” supplies products to 60 countries now.

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Flensburger flags and logo on the house wall

It keeps popping

The brand with the greatest awareness in the HGDF portfolio is “Flens”, a popular German beer. We are involved in the beer brand with the famous German “plopp” sound through our decades-long commitment to the Flensburg brewery.

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Ferry in the frozen sea

Growth connects

Shipping belongs to HGDF like the fjord to Flensburg. An investment in the Förde-Reederei has always been an obvious and worthwhile connection for us.

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Start-up investments

We guide and develop start-ups on their dynamic growth course.

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Realize entrepreneurial visions with us.