With sales of EUR 2.5 billion and more than eight thousand employees, Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG is an internationally active group of companies owned by the shareholders Alfred, Ferdinand and Julia Oetker. It emerged in November 2021 from the division of the former Oetker Group and comprises 144 individual companies in 35 countries.

 Although Geschwister Oetker is a young company in the legal sense, it upholds a 130-year tradition of successful entrepreneurship. Its business practices are guided by the principle of responsibility as a family business that lives by its long-held values.


Each company in the group is a national or international leader in its respective industry and focused on meeting or exceeding its customers' expectations:

 Geschwister Oetker is composed of the divisions: Sparkling Wine, Wine and Spirits (Henkell Freixenet); Food (Martin Braun-Gruppe); Specialty Chemicals (Budenheim); Hotel Management and Hotels (Oetker Collection); and Other Interests.


Henkell Freixenet

Sparkling wine, wine and spirits

Henkell Freixenet, the world's largest sparkling wine producer


Martin Braun-Gruppe


Martin Braun-Gruppe, a leading international bakery supplier


Chemische Fabrik
Budenheim KG 


Budenheim, a global specialty chemicals company


Oetker Collection Masterpiece Hotels


The Oetker Collection, operator of some of the world's finest hotels


Properties Inc.

Real Estate

 Columbus Properties, a specialist in US real estate


Forfaitierungs AG

Financial Services

Atlantic Forfaiting, a global trade finance service provider


Kunstsammlung Rudolf-August Oetker GmbH


The renowned Rudolf-August Oetker art collection


The strategic direction and development of the group is led by a seven-member management board, consisting of owners and board members:


Dr. Alfred Oetker

Geschwister Oetker 


Ferdinand Oetker

Geschwister Oetker


Dr. Harald Schaub

Geschwister Oetker


Dr. Andreas Brokemper

Henkell Freixenet


Dr. Detlev Krüger

Martin Braun


Dr. Stefan Lihl



Dr. Timo Grünert

Oetker Collection


News and events from the Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG: 

Bielefeld, 04 July 2024

Annual Report 2023 of Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG — Slight Sales Growth for Geschwister Oetker


The divisions have, overall, generated a positive development.


Dr. Alfred Oetker and Ferdinand Oetker: “In view of the situation of the economy last year, we are pleased with the 2023 results.”


After considerable two-digit growth in the first full reporting year (2022), Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG only generated slight growth in 2023 - in line with expectations. In 2023, the Group of Companies achieved total sales revenue of EUR 2,493 million (plus 1%). The number of employees in the 146 individual companies in 35 countries grew by 2.7% to more than 8,300.

Dr. Alfred Oetker, Co-CEO: “The 2023 financial year was very much shaped by geo-political challenges combined with inflation and spending restraint. In view of this situation, we are happy to have achieved the slight growth in turnover as forecasted.”

Ferdinand Oetker, Co-CEO: “We are particularly pleased about the above-average positive development in the Sparkling Wine, Wine and Spirits, Food and Hotel Management divisions. Therefore, we would like to thank our entire team for their extraordinary dedication and commitment.”

Bielefeld, 28 September 2023

Annual Report 2022 of Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG — Successful start for Geschwister Oetker


First year sales clearly exceed expectations


All divisions develop well


Alfred Oetker and Carl-Ferdinand Oetker: "look with confidence into the future ".


With sales of EUR 2,474 million, Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG grew by 17.9% in 2022 compared to the respective sales in 2021. The number of employees rose by 5% to over 8,100 in the reporting period.

After the company emerged from the split of the Oetker Group at the end of 2021 as an independent holding company for a diversified portfolio of business units from the former Oetker Group, 2022 was the first regular financial year of the newly formed Group.

Dr. Alfred Oetker, Co-CEO and shareholder: "Having set many goals for the first year of our company, we managed to achieve these and even surpass them in some cases. The growth of almost 18% has primarily been generated organically. Considering the challenging economic environment, we are delighted with our joint success and would like to thank our colleagues in the group companies and also our global customers and business partners."

Carl Ferdinand Oetker, Co-CEO and shareholder: "Our Group has a solid financial base and, with its diversified activities, is well positioned to continue its success even in volatile and rapidly changing markets. As a family business, we combine tradition and new beginnings at our group of companies. We therefore look with confidence into the future."

Bielefeld, 30 June 2022

Annual Report 2021 of Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG

Bielefeld, 16 March 2022

Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG donates EUR 1.5 million for Ukraine


Ukraine emergency aid programmes of Unicef and Welthungerhilfe supported with EUR 750,000 each


Company owners and management appreciate the commitment of all employees to support people in need


In response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG is donating EUR 1.5 million to refugee aid. The owners and managing directors of all group companies have decided to share their donation between the two Ukraine emergency aid programmes of Unicef and Welthungerhilfe.

Dr. Alfred Oetker, Co-CEO and Co-Owner: “It is vital for the whole world to stand together – not only in condemning the attack, but in helping those affected.”

Ferdinand Oetker, Co-CEO and Co-Owner: “The management team of our holding company wanted to send a clear signal in this regard, also to show our gratitude to all the employees for their commitment to supporting people in need.”

For more information on the funded organisations, please visit and

Bielefeld, 02 November 2021

Successful launch of the Geschwister Oetker group of companies


Oetker Group split completed on schedule on 2 November


Dr. Alfred Oetker and Ferdinand Oetker to manage the new group as co-CEOs


Eight companies with more than 8,000 employees generate a combined turnover of nearly 2 billion EUR


With today's closing, the division of the Oetker Group is complete. Entry into the relevant commercial register in Bielefeld has been applied for. The owners of the new Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG are the children from Rudolf August Oetker’s third marriage, Alfred, Ferdinand and Julia Oetker.

Other News

News on further activities of Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG:

Bielefeld, 20 February 2024

 Kolonne Null secures investment from Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG and successfully closes Series A funding round.


Bielefeld, 15 December 2023

 Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG invests in the innovative recruiting start-up EmmySoft


Bielefeld, 6 December 2023

 Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG supports the digitalization of the restaurant industry with Series A investment in Milano Vice


Bielefeld, 6 November 2023

 Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG supports digital transformation in healthcare with participation in Series A financing of the HealthTech start-up Doctorly



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Values & Responsibility

As an international group of companies, we as the Geschwister Oetker take a holistic approach to our role within society and towards our stakeholders. Consistent values and their committed implementation in everyday life are essential for us, because as an employer for more than 8,000 people, we bear social, economic and ecological responsibility.

Human Rights

We as Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG as well as all affiliated companies worldwide are committed to clear human rights principles and have recorded this in our Declaration of Principles. This serves as a framework for our corporate and business activities with the aim of fulfilling our responsibility towards people and the environment.

Code of Conduct

The good name of our company, our brands and our products is one of our most valuable assets. Our reputation is determined to a large extent by our conduct in business life. In the spirit of sustainable action by all employees of the Geschwister Oetker Group, our Code of Conduct describes the basic requirements for our behavior in business life ("Code of Conduct"), both internally and externally.

 For enquiries, please contact Peter Dozsa, Human Rights Officer (


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