ZF Friedrichshafen Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1915

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 169,000


  • Latest Deal Type
  • Debt

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $877M

ZF Friedrichshafen General Information


Supplier and distributor of driveline and chassis technology designed for commercial vehicles. The company supplies automotive components and systems, driveline and chassis technology for cars and commercial vehicles along with specialist plant equipment, including automatic and manual transmissions for cars, trucks, buses, and construction equipment, shock absorbers, suspension struts, electronic damping system, clutches, and torque converters.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Private Debt Financed
Primary Industry
Other Industries
Other Commercial Products
Corporate Office
  • ZF Forum
  • Löwentaler Strasse 20
  • 88046 Friedrichshafen
  • Germany
+49 07541 000

ZF Friedrichshafen Timeline

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ZF Friedrichshafen Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
9. Debt - General 24-Jan-2024 $877M 000.00 Completed Profitable
8. Debt - General 06-Sep-2023 00000 000.00 Completed
7. Debt - General 04-Apr-2023 00.00 000.00 Completed
6. Debt - General 26-Jan-2023 00000 00.00 Completed Profitable
5. Debt - General 29-Apr-2021 00000 00.000 Completed Profitable
4. Debt - General 18-Nov-2020 00000 00.000 Completed Profitable
3. Debt Refinancing 10-Sep-2020 $1.78B $7.7B Completed Profitable
2. Debt - General 24-Apr-2015 $5.93B $5.93B Completed Profitable
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ZF Friedrichshafen Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
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Friedrichshafen, Germany
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ZF Friedrichshafen Competitors (43)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Brembo Formerly PE-Backed Curno, Italy 00000 00000000
Dana (Maumee) Formerly PE-Backed Maumee, OH 00000 000.00 000000000 00 000.00
American Axle & Manufacturing Corporation Detroit, MI 00000 0000 000000000 00 0000
Denso Corporation Kariya, Japan 000000 00000 00000000000 00000
Vossloh Kiepe Corporate Backed or Acquired Dusseldorf, Germany 000 000000&0
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ZF Friedrichshafen Executive Team (33)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Holger Klein Ph.D Chief Executive Officer
Michael Frick Chief Financial Officer
Milan Kumar Chief Information Officer (CIO) - ZF Commercial Vehicles
Young Sunwoo Director, Head of Global Fleet Service Management - Aftermarket Division
Martin Grabolle Director, Mergers & Acquisitions
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ZF Friedrichshafen Board Members (9)

Name Representing Role Since
Peter Laier ZF Friedrichshafen Member of the Board of Management 000 0000
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ZF Friedrichshafen Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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ZF Friedrichshafen Investments & Acquisitions (53)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Joint Venture (Foton / ZF) 17-Jul-2023 00000 0000 00000 Machinery (B2B)
tset 04-Apr-2023 00000 0000 0000 Business/Productivity Software
CarPay-Diem 28-Mar-2023 00000 0000 00.000 Other Financial Services 000000000
Cofinity-X 31-Jan-2023 00000 0000 IT Consulting and Outsourcing
Oxa 01-Jan-2023 Later Stage VC 00000 Business/Productivity Software
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ZF Friedrichshafen Subsidiaries (12)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
ZF Ventures Corporate Venture Capital Friedrichshafen, Germany 2016
Ftu Beteiligungsverwaltung Holding Companies Auerbach In Der Oberpfalz, Germany 0000
DoubleSlash Net-Business IT Consulting and Outsourcing Friedrichshafen, Germany 0000
Intellic Germany Electronic Equipment and Instruments Berlin, Germany 0000
Simi Reality Motion Systems Business/Productivity Software Unterschleissheim, Germany 0000
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ZF Friedrichshafen Exits (13)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
ASAP Holding 19-Oct-2018 000000000 Completed
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e.GO Moove 18-May-2017 00000 0000000 Completed
  • 2 buyers
Astyx 30-Mar-2017 000000000 00000000 Completed
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Haldex 15-Sep-2016 000000000 00000000 Completed
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Ibeo Automotive Systems 02-Aug-2016 Corporate Completed
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ZF Friedrichshafen FAQs

  • When was ZF Friedrichshafen founded?

    ZF Friedrichshafen was founded in 1915.

  • Who is the founder of ZF Friedrichshafen?

    Ferdinand Von Zeppelin is the founder of ZF Friedrichshafen.

  • Who is the CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen?

    Holger Klein Ph.D is the CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen.

  • Where is ZF Friedrichshafen headquartered?

    ZF Friedrichshafen is headquartered in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

  • What is the size of ZF Friedrichshafen?

    ZF Friedrichshafen has 169,000 total employees.

  • What industry is ZF Friedrichshafen in?

    ZF Friedrichshafen’s primary industry is Distributors/Wholesale.

  • Is ZF Friedrichshafen a private or public company?

    ZF Friedrichshafen is a Private company.

  • What is ZF Friedrichshafen’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for ZF Friedrichshafen is 000000.

  • How much funding has ZF Friedrichshafen raised over time?

    ZF Friedrichshafen has raised $12.4B.

  • Who are ZF Friedrichshafen’s competitors?

    Brembo, Dana (Maumee), American Axle & Manufacturing, Denso, and Vossloh Kiepe are some of the 43 competitors of ZF Friedrichshafen.

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