Deutsche Private Equity to invest in atacama Software GmbH – a software provider of innovative patient case management and documentation to statutory health insurances as well as hospitals

Jul 12, 2023

Funds advised by Munich-based independent capital management company DPE Investment Gesellschaft mbH („DPE“) have invested in atacama Software GmbH (“atacama” or the “Group”). atacama’s founders Dr. Jürgen Deitmers and René Lenga, are transitioning to the supervisory board. Michael Jansen, incumbent CEO of subsidiary atacama KV Software GmbH (“akv”), will become Group CEO alongside Group CFO Rainer Donalies. The Joint MDs of apenio GmbH & Co. KG (“apenio”), Sebastian Fraas and Daniil Liberman, and the MD of atacama blooms GmbH & Co. KG (“blooms”), Sebastian Zebbities, will also be appointed to atacama’s management board and will continue to be responsible for their current areas of responsibility. All parties agreed to invest alongside DPE and agreed to keep the purchase price of the transaction confidential.

atacama is a leading provider of healthcare software consisting of three operating subsidiaries, namely (i) akv, (ii) apenio and (iii) blooms. The Group employs around 90 people and is headquartered in Bremen, Germany.

akv offers web-based case management solutions for German statutory health insurances in the dental and nursing sectors which optimize internal case processing and significantly increase case processing efficiency. In collaboration with blooms, the company offers its customers a unique AI-based dark processing application that recognizes and automatically processes case-related documents, providing a viable solution for automating labour-intensive work. More than 70 statutory health insurance companies work with akv software solutions on a daily basis.

blooms supports akv and other partners with the AI solution AVIDOC-R in the automation of health insurance processes through the digitalization and semantic analysis of complex documents. In addition, blooms provides its sister company apenio and other software vendors with an AI-supported, nursing-scientific basis for documentation and for the automatic generation of reports and calculations such as the PPR 2.0.

apenio offers an intelligent software solution for patient documentation and care planning in hospitals. The software includes complete overview of the patient’s condition including documentation for different specialties (geriatrics, palliative, paediatrics, intensive care, etc.). The apenio software is used in more than 75 hospitals, several nursing homes and more than 75 nursing schools and universities in Germany and Austria.

“In recent years, together with our management team, we have been able to significantly improve our offering and strengthen the trusting relationship with our customers. With DPE, we have now found an experienced partner who understands and appreciates our collaboration with key players in the German healthcare market and will further enhance our platform by fostering technological development”, say Jürgen Deitmers and René Lenga, the two founders of atacama.

Dr. Frank Müller, Managing Partner at DPE, states: “We were impressed by atacama’s solution-oriented applications, which have been continuously improved and new modules added over the years to help the Group’s customers optimize and simplify their daily tasks.” Andreas Schmid, Partner at DPE adds: “The Group’s software applications focused on SHIs, hospitals and other care providers, meet the urgent need to automate labor-intensive work and actively support the continuous digitalization of the German healthcare system.”

atacama was advised by miura Advisors (M&A sell side), Pinsent Masons (legal) and FIDES (financial and tax).

DPE was advised by strategy& (commercial due diligence), PwC (financial, tax & ESG due diligence), GOF (legal) and Cowen (debt advisory).