MUNICH, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Private equity firm EQT has no plans for a quick exit from either prosthetics maker Ottobock or hearing aids manufacturer Sivantos Group, EQT partner Marcus Brennecke said.
* “We have invested (in Sivantos for) two and a half years. Normally we hold investments for four to five years ... We have no plans to exit before the end of 2018,” Brennecke told a news briefing on Thursday.
* However, he said EQT would look at any good offers that came before then.
* Commenting on Ottobock, he said: “I see that in three years, at the earliest. We have to work with the majority owners and management for three, four, five years first.”
* Brennecke also said that it was too soon to divest Apleona, the former real estate services business EQT bought from Bilfinger for 1.2 billion euros ($1.4 bln) in 2016. ($1 = 0.8326 euros) (Reporting by Joern Poltz; Writing by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Susan Fenton)