Investments in medium-sized hidden champions


Our private equity strategy is based on many years of experience in the medium-sized investment business in the DACH region. We see ourselves as a constructive owner with an entrepreneurial and partnership-based investment approach. As a reliable partner for companies and management teams, we distinguish ourselves in particular through:

  • Sustainable solutions for changes in the shareholder structure
  • Entrepreneurial action in the context of strategic and operational development
  • Active investor role for the realization of value enhancement potentials


Investment strategy

Our investment approach focuses on established medium-sized companies in the DACH region. We invest across sectors in attractive niche markets and hidden champions that meet the following criteria:

  • Annual sales > EUR 10m / annual EBITDA > EUR 1.5m
  • Experienced, motivated management
  • Viable business model, ideally leading market position
  • Attractive growth potential
  • No turn-around or restructuring situations


Value enhancement approach

Within the framework of our position as shareholder, we actively support the management in the implementation of a jointly defined value enhancement strategy. Measures individually tailored to the company, which address sales growth, strategic expansion, operational excellence and finance, serve to realize the identified potential during an investment horizon of 5-7 years.


Our investments

COSAWA - Leading hazardous materials remediation company with great buy & build potential

  • Pioneer for the remediation of hazardous substances in buildings
  • High innovation capability, broad service portfolio and technical expertise with a large inventory of properties in need of renovation
  • Focus on buy & build strategy for regional growth and consolidation of fragmented market
  • Website:


d.velop - software company with strongly scaling business model and high market growth

  • Provider of software and services for end-to-end digitization of business processes and industry-specific specialized procedures (ECM software)
  • Positive market trends: SaaS, compliance & legal security, digital workspace and enterprise content services
  • Opening up new industries by transferring know-how to other regulated markets and internationalization in Europe
  • Website:


Kübler - Technology leader for industrial infrared heaters

  • Development, manufacturing and installation of highly efficient infrared hall heating systems
  • CO2 targets "EU Green Deal" generate stable market growth due to new regulation and high energy prices
  • Organic growth through further development of products and services, especially with regard to energy sources as well as process optimization and efficiency increase through digitalization especially in service and assembly planning
  • Website:


MAY - furniture for the hospitality segment with high design affinity

  • Established supplier of hospitality furniture for the HoReCa, Healthcare and Office segments, characterized by high quality and good value for money
  • Market leadership in Northern Germany and a broad customer base are a solid basis for recurring revenues and a crisis-proof business model
  • Further development of sales and regional roll-out of sales activities to open up further attractive regions
  • Website:


SPRiNTUS - Innovative performance leader for cleaning equipment

  • Leading and strongly growing supplier of innovative cleaning equipment (esp. vacuum cleaner and manual cleaning equipment) for professional users
  • Market for commercial cleaning in Germany is relatively fragmented and is characterized by very high quality standards as well as high crisis resilience and stable growth
  • Expansion of the product range to further customer groups, especially in the area of power tools, as well as development of further European regions through expansion of the sales concept
  • Website:

Physio CKI - regional champion in physiotherapy

  • Regionally established provider of physiotherapy services in the Cologne/Bonn - Rhine/Sieg area with a strong brand, convincing design language in the practices and a feel-good atmosphere for patients
  • Positive market trends: high demand for physiotherapy will continue to increase due to demographics, preventive character and ambulantization
  • Kapital1852 supports the company in its regional expansion by opening new practices
  • Website:

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