With a turnover of 2.5 billion Euros and over eight thousand employees, Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG is an internationally active group of companies owned by Alfred, Ferdinand and Julia Oetker.

 The group has its administrative headquarters in Bielefeld and combines the values of a respected family business with dynamic growth ambitions.


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


Henkell Freixenet

Sparkling wine, wine and spirits

Henkell Freixenet, the world's largest sparkling wine producer


Martin Braun


Martin Braun Group, 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-person management body, 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, 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.


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