DPE named best fund for growth capital
- High equity ratio of more than 80%
- Portfolio Companies record average sales growth of over 16% p.a.
- 1,607 new jobs created
Paris/Munich, 11 December 2015. DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH (DPE) has been named as Europe’s best fund for growth capital. The distinguished panel at the 14th Private Equity Exchange & Awards honoured the work of DPE, ranking the company above 450 other entrants. Particularly remarkable is DPE’s conservative financing approach, with the average equity ratio of DPE investments coming in at over 80%. By way of comparison, the Federation of German Industries (BDI) estimates that German companies have an average equity ratio of 26%. The results speak for themselves: companies in the DPE portfolio achieve annual average revenue growth of 16% p.a. and above-average growth in earnings. Also, DPE’s portfolio companies created 1,607 new jobs under DPE’s ownership. “We are delighted to receive this award, which we regard as an endorsement of our clearly defined approach of not only financing entrepreneurs with growth capital, but also giving them the benefit of our experience, having faith in them and treating them with respect. We see ourselves as entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Therefore, we leverage value not through the financing structure but by means of sustainable company growth,” explains Marc Thiery, Partner and Co-Founder of DPE.