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History

Entrepreneurship for more
than 150 years.

1862

The business activities of Julius Meinl dynasty go back to 1862 with the opening of a store in Vienna selling green coffee beans, and later roasted coffee.

1877

Julius Meinl develops a method for industrial coffee roasting – a ground breaking innovation

1923

Predecessor of Meinl Bank is established

1939

Julius Meinl becomes the largest quality food retailer in Europe with 1,000 stores and 65 production facilities throughout Europe

1956

Meinl Bank is established

1983

Julius Meinl V. leads Meinl Bank

1987

Creation of a specialised investment fund company – the predecessor of Julius Meinl Funds

1996

Founding with Invesco of an € 80 million CEE private equity fund

1997

Founding with Caledonia Investments of a CEE retail property group whose properties were valuted at € 2.7 billion when Meinl Bank exited in 2008

1999 bis 2005

Sale of food retail businesses (ex. Vienna flagship) to seven buyers, in seven transactions

2010 bis 2013

Acquisition of
4 CEE confectionery companies

2012 bis 2013

Establishment of new real estate groups, building on historic success in CEE - Fulcrum Properties (retail centres) and JM Prime Properties (residential and hospitality developments in capital cities)

2015

Acquisition of an asset manager and advisory boutique in London, to create Julius Meinl & Partners and set-up of a fund administrator in Prague

2015

Julius Meinl Coffee is active in premium coffee in 70 countries and has annual sales of €130 million