More than
billion euros assets under management or advisory
More than
years of experience

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG is a listed private equity company. A DBAG share thus provides access to a portfolio of unlisted companies and, at the same time, to a successful fund advisory business.

Mid-sized companies form the backbone of the German economy. We feel committed to them. Their business models and markets are what we have been dealing with for decades.


Kevin Sickmüller
Kevin Sickmüller

Kevin Sickmüller


Kevin Sickmüller joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 2021.

Before joining DBAG, he worked as a Senior Associate at Strategy&. Kevin Sickmüller holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim, and a Master of Science in Computing Science from Imperial College London. 

Tom Alzin
Tom Alzin
Tom Alzin
Strategy and Business Development, Market Development Italy, Investment Business, Long-Term Investments, Investor Relations

Tom Alzin

Spokesman of the Board of Management

Born in 1980, Spokesman of the Board of Management since March 2023; Member of the Board of Management since March 2021; appointed until end of February 2026.

Tom Alzin joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 2004 and became a Managing Director in 2011. He has 18 years of experience in the private equity business.

Tom Alzin holds a degree in Business Administration from the HEC Lausanne, and also studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Marcus Bröcker
Marcus Bröcker
Marcus Bröcker
+49 69 95787-160

Marcus Bröcker

Managing Director

Marcus Bröcker joined DBAG in 2020 and is Head of Financing.

has 16 years of experience in corporate and acquisition financing, both through banks and capital markets.

Prior to joining DBAG, he was a debt advisor at Rothschild & Co., where he advised corporates and financial investors on debt financings. Prior to that, he worked for UniCredit in high yield capital markets, leveraged finance and corporate structured finance. Marcus Bröcker began his professional career at Deutsche Bank.

After completing his banking training, Marcus Bröcker received a master in business sciences from the University of Münster.

Christoph Gebhardt
Christoph Gebhardt
Christoph Gebhardt
+49 69 95787-373

Christoph Gebhardt


Christoph Gebhardt joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 2017.

Christoph Gebhardt has six years of experience in private equity. He began his career at DekaBank, working in the area of strategy and investments.

After completing his training as an investment fund professional, he received a degree in Business Administration from the Frankfurt School of Finance, and also studied at the Universidad Viña del Mar, Chile. Christoph Gebhardt is a CFA Charterholder.

Our most valuable asset is not found on any balance sheet: creative, motivated and highly qualified people are the key to our success at Deutsche Beteiligungs AG.

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Our core objective:
Sustainable increase in the company’s value

Learn more about our business model and target system

Investments in well-positioned mid-sized companies with development potential

Learn more about our investment strategy

DBAG funds

Fund business since
DBAG funds initiated since foundation
More than
fund investors


We assume responsibility for the impact our decisions have on others – now and  in the future. We align our actions and behaviour accordingly in the way we  manage our Company, and especially in the way we carry out the investment process  in (as well as the development and later disposal of) our portfolio companies.  

Learn more about our sustainability strategy


Thomas Weber
Thomas Weber
Thomas Weber
+49 69 95787-270

Thomas Weber

Managing Director

Thomas Weber joined DBAG in 2014 and is Head of Business Development.

Previously, Thomas Weber served at PwC, Commerzbank and Concept Consulting, a mid-market consultancy firm. In addition to business development, he focused on human resources.

Thomas Weber holds a degree in Law from the Goethe University, Frankfurt.


Three questions for Thomas Weber

Our shareholders and the investors in DBAG funds have entrusted capital to us. They expect us to invest it in promising companies. For that reason, it is important that we have, qualitatively and quantitatively, a well-filled pipeline of attractive investment opportunities at all times. That requires an entire range of marketing activities: out of some 300 investment opportunities, transaction ideas or offers, we result four to six corporate investments each year.

Directing this process is one of my key responsibilities. My colleagues on the investment team are frequently working to full capacity on their primary assignment, the accomplishment of transactions. I therefore organise the collaboration with investment banks and M&A consultants and look for platforms for interacting with capital-seeking companies.

Beyond that, I attend to our network of industrial experts, which mostly consists of former board members and CEOs experienced in the sectors we invest in. They support our team by contributing their knowledge. This network needs to change constantly to maintain its effectiveness and I am responsible for steering that transition.

Furthermore, even a private equity company must engage in marketing. The Business Development Manager represents Deutsche Beteiligungs AG at events or fairs and communicates its investment strategy to the market. This allows me to further support DBAG’s market communication and presence.

To us, an industrial expert is someone who, thanks to his or her in-depth knowledge of the industry, backs us in preparing investment decisions and supporting portfolio companies. Industrial experts advise the investment team as it analyses potential investments and they provide support as a strategy is developed for each of the companies. In addition, seats on supervisory boards or advisory councils are often filled by industrial experts.

If you have a proven track record successfully managing a large internationally operating company in one of our relevant sectors and if working entrepreneurially remains appealing to you, then feel free to contact me.

We are known for successful investments in Mittelstand enterprises. In addition to our longstanding market presence from which we have gained extensive experience, we have a focused investment strategy and a high level of transparency. Beyond that, what sets us apart is our proven expertise in Germany’s Mittelstand across various sectors. With individual equity capital solutions ranging from 10 to 200 million euros, we offer a broad spectrum of solutions for mid-sized companies.

We consider ourselves to be strategic partners to our portfolio companies, and it is important for us that we have trusting, reliable relationships with all of a company’s stakeholders.

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