Entrepreneurship for more
than 150 years.
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.
Julius Meinl develops a method for industrial coffee roasting – a ground breaking innovation
Predecessor of Meinl Bank is established
Julius Meinl becomes the largest quality food retailer in Europe with 1,000 stores and 65 production facilities throughout Europe
Meinl Bank is established
Julius Meinl V. leads Meinl Bank
Creation of a specialised investment fund company – the predecessor of Julius Meinl Funds
Founding with Invesco of an € 80 million CEE private equity fund
Founding with Caledonia Investments of a CEE retail property group whose properties were valuted at € 2.7 billion when Meinl Bank exited in 2008
Sale of food retail businesses (ex. Vienna flagship) to seven buyers, in seven transactions
4 CEE confectionery companies
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)
Acquisition of an asset manager and advisory boutique in London, to create Julius Meinl & Partners and set-up of a fund administrator in Prague
Julius Meinl Coffee is active in premium coffee in 70 countries and has annual sales of €130 million