Objective and Mission

As a family-owned, medium-sized holding company, we understand the structures and constraints but also the economic potential of small and medium-sized enterprises. Sustainability and healthy growth define the economic decisions of Topp Holdings.

For owners of SMEs, we are a viable partner for business succession. We respect the people and values of each and every company; we as well uphold our values and believe in quality, reliability, sustainability and short decision paths.

Investment criteria

Following the motto "preserve and create", the following investment criteria are important to Topp Holdings: 

  • Business succession, turnarounds, and corporate divestitures in the business services sector
  • The company should operate in a niche and / or growth market
  • Majority stakes are desired
  • Takeovers up to an enterprise value of €10 million, sales of €25 million, and a negative EBIT margin of up to 10%
  • Flexible contract structures according to the ideas of the seller are possible

Key figures

Managing Partners Birger Topp, Dipl.-Kfm. and Christopher Topp, MSc
Number of Companies 19
Consolidated Sales 188 Mio. Euro
Head Office Bremen, Germany and Freienbach, Switzerland
Employees > 5,600

Managing partners

Birger Topp


Birger Topp is the CEO and majority shareholder of Topp Holdings GmbH.

From 1979 to 2001, Mr. Topp was the CEO and majority shareholder of Deutsche Tailleur GmbH & Co. KG, the market leader in the field of industrial goods packaging at the time. After the sale of the group of companies Deutsche Tailleur Gesellschaft in 2000/2001, Mr. Topp founded the Runtime Group GmbH and Runtime Packaging & Logistics GmbH.
Birger Topp graduated as a Diplom Kaufmann at the University of Hamburg.

Christopher Topp

MSc. Accounting and Finance

Christopher Topp is COO and shareholder of Topp Holdings GmbH. He is responsible for the expansion and development of the subsidiaries of the holding company.

After various positions at Credit Suisse, Lazard, Altavista Investment Management, and The Blackstone Group - GSO Capital Partners, he has been working for the family-owned company since 2013.
Christopher Topp completed his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Accounting and Finance at Warwick Business School and London School of Economics with distinction.


Acquisition of Uniflex Personal GmbH

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With retroactive effect to the 01.01.2018, a subsidiary of Topp Holdings GmbH acquires Uniflex Personal GmbH.

Correll Services becomes part of the RTS Wind family

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RTS Wind Limited is proud to announce the completion of the acquisition of Correll Services, a specialist UK electrical contractor delivering installation and operations & maintenance solutions to the renewables sector. 


RTS Wind expandiert nach England: Neuakquisition KMB Recruitment Services Ltd.

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Seit März 2016 firmiert die auf Personaldienstleistungen im Offshore-Bereich spezialisierte Firma als RTS Wind Ltd. und zählt damit zu den Marken der Topp Holdings.

Aus afg PERSONAL Group GmbH wird afg PERSONAL GmbH

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Runtime Services GmbH übernimmt im Asset Deal zum 01.01.2016 den Personaldienstleister afg PERSONAL Group inklusive Tochtergesellschaften. Rund 600 Arbeitsplätze werden gesichert.

Aus Runtime Group wird Topp Holdings

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Die traditionsreiche Runtime Group GmbH firmiert zum 01.11.2015 zur Topp Holdings GmbH um. Die Umbenennung ist Teil der Professionalisierung des Beteiligungsmanagements der Holding und unterstreicht die erfolgreiche Erschließung weiterer Geschäftsfelder.

Zukuftsträchtige Lösung: Aus KPS AG wird KPS Prüfservice GmbH

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Zum 01. Juli 2015 hat die KPS Prüfservice GmbH, eine neugegründete Tochter der Runtime Group GmbH, die in die Insolvenz geratene KPS AG übernommen.

Zwei Erfolgsteams schließen sich zusammen: DG timework wird Münchner Aushängeschild der Topp Holdings

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Die Topp Holdings GmbH hat den in München tätigen Personaldienstleister DG timework GmbH übernommen.