CHG-MERIDIAN is one of the world’s leading non-captive providers of technology management in the fields of information technologies, industrial technologies, and healthcare technologies.

One-stop technology infrastructure management

We have a workforce of around 900 professionals around the globe and offer one-stop management of customers’ technology infrastructure. Our product range includes customized consulting, financial and operational services, as well as remarketing services at our proprietary Technology and Service Center.


“An integral part of our funding portfolio”

By taking out a €75 million bonded loan in August 2017, CHG-MERIDIAN has successfully completed its fifth transaction in this segment since 2013. Volkmar Lange, Head of Group Treasury at CHG-MERIDIAN, answers three questions on the bonded loan financing.

On these pages we have set out the most important information for our business partners. You can find more information on these and other topics in our latest corporate report.

For previous annual reports and further important information, please visit our Media Center.


non-recourse forms of funding, loans and internally sourced funding from free cash flow

More than 100


At least 60

is on a non-recourse basis





Our financial Strategy

CHG-MERIDIAN´s financial strength is the result of our strong market position and the consistent pursuit of our strategy.


In accordance with our values, when it comes to funding the CHG-MERIDIAN core business we always pay close attention to innovation, risk diversification, and a down-to-earth approach.

Our funding requirements arise from our business activities: On the one hand this consists of providing customers with Consulting and support regarding technologies and services, on the other it comprises the right of use of assets.

The three main sources for the funding that we require are, to a varying degree depending on corporate strategy and the market situation: Non-recourse funding (e.g. forfaiting), loans (bilateral bank credit lines and syndicated loans), and our own net worth and free cash flow (internally sourced funding). When funding the volume of lease originations, we primarily focus on matching maturities. Here, CHG-MERIDIAN collaborates with a number of funding partners at regional and international level.

The wide range of funding instruments and funding partners used ensures that CHG-MERIDIAN sustains a broad-based funding model.

Non-recourse funding

The sale of receivables without recourse – also known as forfaiting – remains one of the funding mainstays for CHG-MERIDIAN’s core business. At group level, at least 60 percent of the annual volume of lease originations is covered by non-recourse funding sources.


In addition to bilateral loan facilities from banks and savings banks, CHG-MERIDIAN is also able to access syndicated loans involving savings banks and credit cooperatives to fund its volume of lease originations.

Since 2013, CHG-MERIDIAN has also been financing part of its liquidity  through currently four bonded loans placed with a wide circle of investors renegotiated annually.

All of these loans are granted without the need to provide additional collateral due to what are in some cases very long-standing business relations with the funding partners.


We keep you up to date on current developments at CHG-MERIDIAN with our financial reports and announcements.

Aug 9, 2018 – Weingarten

Another bonded loan successfully placed

• Transaction volume in line with excellent business performance
• Funding terms even better than in previous years
• CHG-MERIDIAN opts for parallel marketing via a digital platform for first time

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Mar 22, 2018 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN continues to generate profitable growth in 2017

• Increased: Volume of lease originations rises by 8 percent year on year
• Successful: Technology diversification and international positioning pay off
• Innovative: Digitalization offers further opportunities for profitable growth

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Oct 27, 2017 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN: positive business development in the first nine months

• Growth: lease originations and profitability increase
• Continuity: remarketing uptrend continues
• Potential: Enterprise Mobility Solutions offer excellent prospects and win an award

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Jul 21, 2017 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN's lease origination up by 15 percent in the first half of 2017

• Robust: Broad-based and dynamic growth in Germany and in the international markets
• Encouraging: Positive trend in the volume of leases originated for healthcare and industrial technologies
• Intelligent: Expanded range of end-of-life services for printer systems

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Apr 28, 2017 – Weingarten

Flying start to 2017 for CHG-MERIDIAN

• Successful: volume of leases originated rises by 13 percent year on year; above-average growth in Germany
• Robust: international business continues to perform well
• Buoyant: high demand for data erasure and mobility solutions

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CHG-MERIDIAN Technology & Service Centre in Skien, Norway
Feb 10, 2017 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN increases its lease originations by 9 percent in 2016

Sustained organic growth at a high level shows that the strategy is working
Excellent progress in the delivery of the service strategy, record result for certified data erasure.

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Have you got any questions on finance and treasury at CHG-MERIDIAN? Please get in touch with your own personal contact directly. We look forward to hearing from you.

David Lachenmaier

EVP Finance Central Europe


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Our values

Expertise, independence, solidity, international reach – we put our values into practice in our day-to-day work. Our customers and employees can be 100 percent sure of that.


A small economic miracle

What began as a small one-man band has grown into an enterprise employing almost 1,000 people. One site has multiplied into around 40 in 23 countries across the globe.