Search our investment portfolio

Headquartered in Goslar, Northern Germany, H.C. Starck is the world market leader in the production of refractory metals.
Founded as a metal and ore trading business in 1920 in Berlin, Germany, H.C. Starck epitomises technical excellence, innovation, entrepreneurship and international vision. The company offers a broad product portfolio of refractory metals, advanced ceramics and electronic chemicals, and enjoys leading positions in all of its major market segments.

One of the top three producers worldwide of tungsten and molybdenum metal powders and chemicals, the company serves a broad range of end markets, including metal processing, automotive, aviation and aerospace, chemicals and energy. It is also a leading global supplier of tantalum powders, advanced ceramic powders and components for high-performance applications including sputter target materials.

H.C. Starck is a global business with production sites located in Europe, North America and Asia. The company’s leadership is derived not only from its geographic footprint, but a combination of technological excellence and a well-established record of product innovation, encompassing metal and ceramic powders, speciality chemicals and advanced ceramics and refractory metals.  The result is a leading strategic market position and a well diversified revenue stream.

The strategy going forward is to further strengthen the company’s position as a worldwide technology leader with proven R&D capabilities and an attractive product pipeline, while increasing profitability levels and improving production and commercialisation processes. The expansion potential of the business is centred on a programme of comprehensive operational performance improvements and additional organic growth through the introduction of new product areas and select add-on acquisitions .



English - Deutsch

Related Links and downloads

Related Investments


Ralf Huep

General Manager, Advent International GmbH, Frankfurt
T: +49 (0) 69 955 2700