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DPE invests in VTU Engineering

Leading provider of engineering services to the pharma and process industry
DPE will support VTU’s growth initiatives and expansion of core competencies
Founding shareholders will retain a substantial stake in the Company

Munich/Graz, 28. February 2018. more

Elatec Announces New Growth Equity Investment

DPE to sell majority stake in leading global provider of multi-standard RFID readers to Summit Partners
Elatec will seek to accelerate growth through internationalization and expansion into new end markets
DPE will remain a minority shareholder

Munich, Germany and London, United Kingdom (F more

DPE funds invest in Air Alliance

Integrated aviation service provider Air Alliance plans to continue its growth path under leadership of Founder and CEO Wolfgang Krombach
Certified sales representative and service center for Pilatus, Diamond and Gulfstream aircraft, providing comprehensive in-house maintenance services
Leadi more

DPE recruits Dr. Peter Leibinger to join its Advisory Board

TRUMPF stands for future technologies and new business models
Hichert: “One of the country’s most well-regarded family-business managers”
DPE Advisory Board supports family-run company

Munich, December 20, 2017. DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH (DPE) has recruited Dr. more

DPE invests in leading Swiss IT consulting specialist AWK

The company is aiming to expand its service portfolio substantially
AWK plans to double its workforce to 500
DPE is supporting AWK in its expansion

Munich/Zurich, December 7, 2017. more

DPE Deutsche Private Equity acquire Euro-Druckservice GmbH

Leading leaflet print business in CEE
#1 market positions in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania
Plans to play an active role in the further consolidation of the industry

Munich, October 5th, 2017. more

Erdo-Shareholders partner with DPE

Leading provider of roofing, cladding and lightning protection services
Country-wide presence in the Netherlands and Germany
Plans to accelerate international expansion

Capelle aan den IJssel, July 5th, 2017. more

DPE sells Elevion GmbH to Czech ČEZ Group

Total output increased from 60 million Euro to more than 330 million Euro under DPE ownership
More than 30 strategic acquisitions
Elevion will expand service portfolio into energy related sectors

Munich, July 7th 2017. more

CENTOGENE raises a EUR 25 million Series A financing to fuel innovation and to accelerate growth into personalized medicine

International consortium of investors is led by TVM Capital Life Science together with DPE Deutsche Private Equity, Careventures and CIC Capital
CENTOGENE will continuously expand its R&D activities, including biomarkers and companion diagnostic solutions, as well as broadening its global g more

DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH closes Fund III with capital commitments of €575 million

Funds will be used to invest in and actively support “Mittelstand” growth companies in German speaking Europe
Demand exceeded self-imposed hard cap
DPE broadens investor base to a global level

Munich, Germany, 11 January 2017. more

DPE forging ahead with growth through the position of Business Development Senior Partner

DPE Deutsche Private Equity creates new position to expand its market activities and optimise its overall investment process

Munich, Germany, 18 January 2017. more

DPE funds acquire Fischer Surface Technologies

Leading electroplating specialist in the automotive industry
Long-standing supplier relationships with leading European automotive suppliers
Capacity expansion and internationalisation to drive growth

Munich/Katzenelnbogen/Liberec (CZ), 30 November 2016. more

DPE sells Westfalia-Automotive and Terwa to Horizon Global

Combination of two leading manufacturers of towing systems
Complementary acquisition will transform global footprint
DPE will become largest shareholder of Horizon Global with 10%

Munich, Germany, 26 August 2016. more

DPE sells INTERSCHALT Group to Cargotec

‘Strategically and financially attractive offer’
Global market leader in intelligent stowage planning and loading computers
Cargotec the ideal strategic partner for INTERSCHALT

Munich, Germany, 1 February 2016. more

DPE sells Availon to Vestas

Seven years of expansion as a service provider in Europe and the USA
Wind farm portfolio with total capacity of 2.6 GW under contract
Vestas accelerating its growth in the area of maintenance services

Munich, Germany, 27 January 2016. more

DPE acquires ELATEC Group

Leading provider of multi-standard RFID readers
DPE to become new majority shareholder
Significant growth potential in industrial applications

Munich, Germany, 26 January 2016. more

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. more

DPE set to come aboard INTERSCHALT

Munich/Schenefeld, June 29, 2015. DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH is set to become the new majority shareholder in INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, the maritime software and services provider for navigation and communications equipment for ships as well as manufacturer of a Voyage Data Recorder, with retroactive effect from 12/31/2014. The shipping company Peter Döhle and Gärtner Consulting GmbH will remain the other shareholders of the company. Robert Gärtner will also continue at the helm of the company in his capacity as CEO together with the current management team. The acquisition of the majority shareholding will be accompanied by a capital increase by DPE in order for the company to make headway with its strategic priorities, with the key focus being on the further internationalization of business operations in the software solutions and services area. more

DPE and iconic German brands are committed to J.H. Ziegler

Munich/Achern, October 28, 2014 – DPE  announced today that it has acquired the majority of nonwovens manufacturer J.H.Ziegler GmbH alongside Ziegler management. The sellers are Staufen Invest GmbH and a family office. Ziegler is the fourth investment of DPE`s Fund II and the 13th in DPE’s seven years history. more

Webtrekk: User-orientated analyses for global brands

Munich/Berlin, June 10, 2014 – Webtrekk, a leading high-end digital analytics software company, has closed its third round of financing, collecting a total of up to €25 million from DPE Deutsche Private Equity. more

SLM Solutions: Successful IPO

Munich, May 9, 2014 – DPE announced today that its portfolio company SLM Solutions has successfully been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, with 56 percentages in free float. As long-term oriented investor DPE kept 17 percentage of the shares, whereas 27 percentages remain with the company’s founders. By way of this IPO the technology leader in metal based 3D printing managed to generate 75 Mio. EURO of growth capital. more

Pharmazell: DPE invests in the generics specialist

Munich, December 16, 2013 – DPE announced today that it has acquired the majority of Zellbios Group (today Pharmazell), a globally leading manufacturer of niche, off-patent active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) from Ergon Capital Partners. Zellbios will continue to be led by CEO Dr. Oliver Bolzern and his management team who will also remain investors in the company. more

Medical expertise is growing with OmniaMed and DPE

Munich, July 2, 2013 – Funds advised by DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH (“DPE”) invest in the fast growing market for continuous medical education (CME”) by acquiring OmniaMed Group (“OmniaMed”) from US based MC Holding Corporation. more