We empower medium-sized companies. Since 2007.

DPE Investment Gesellschaft mbH is a capital management company that invests in medium-sized growth companies, primarily in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With a partnership-based approach, we advise our portfolio companies in realizing their future potential. We do this with capital, experience and respect for entrepreneurial action. We attach great importance to trust and sustainability.

Deutsche Private Equity was founded in Munich in 2007 by Marc Thiery and Volker Hichert. Since then, five generations of funds have been successfully launched. In total, Deutsche Private Equity manages assets of around 3 billion euros.

Since our foundation, our funds have invested in more than 40 companies as both majority and minority shareholders, made over 140 acquisitions and thus created around 6,000 new jobs. Our active portfolio companies currently employ around 11,000 people.

Deutsche Private Equity at a glance – growing in partnership

We attach great importance to a solid equity base in our financing. After all, our goal is to provide financially stable and independent companies that have a solid foundation and can grow solidly with our capital.

€ 3 bn
Total assets under management
Number of platform investments
since 2007
Number of employees in our portfolio companies
Annual revenue growth of our portfolio companies

"In Deutsche Private Equity, we have found a partner with whom we can tackle the next chapter of growth together and with confidence."

Michael Keuthen, CEO of Engelmann

"A decisive factor in choosing Deutsche Private Equity as a financial investor was the successful alignment of our values."

Dr. Holger von Daniels, Founder & CEO of valantic

"The future is full of opportunities and our ambitions for growth are as high as ever. The strong commitment of Deutsche Private Equity and its investors is the ideal basis for us to continue this exciting development."

Oliver Vaterlaus, CEO of eraneos

Strong together

Our funds

Capital for medium-sized companies

We currently manage five fund generations with a total volume of EUR 3 billion. Our investors are long-term oriented institutional investors such as funds-of-funds, insurance companies, pension funds, government agencies, family offices and banks. In addition, there are private investors with whom we have worked together, for example through positions on the advisory board of Deutsche Private Equity (DPE) or within the DPE portfolio. We are all united by our appreciation of the performance of medium-sized companies.