Company

More than
400
investments
Around
2.6
billion euros assets under management or advisory
More than
55
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.

Team

Johanna May
Dr Johanna May
Johanna May
+49 69 95787-214

Dr Johanna May

Director

Johanna May joined DBAG in 2007.

Previously she worked as a Business Analyst at Ernst & Young. She began her career working in Project Management/Knowledge Management at Bahlsen.

Johanna May holds a Master of Arts and earned a Doctorate degree (Dr phil.) in History and Communication Sciences from the Georg August University, Goettingen. She also studied at the University of Vienna.

 

Niklas Glanemann
Niklas Glanemann
Niklas Glanemann
+49 69 95787-181

Niklas Glanemann

Associate

Niklas Glanemann joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 2020.

He has two years of experience in private equity.

Niklas Glanemann holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Master of Science in Business Administration from Goethe University, Frankfurt. He also studied at the Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki.

Lisa Fischer
Lisa Fischer
Lisa Fischer
+49 69 95787-213

Lisa Fischer

Analyst

Lisa Fischer joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 2022.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, and a Master of Science in Finance & Investments from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. She also studied at Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

Paul Würth
Paul Würth
Paul Würth
+49 69 95787-201

Paul Würth

Investment Manager

Paul Würth joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 2018.

He has four years of experience in the private equity sector. He began his career at PwC in transaction consulting. Paul Würth holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Management from the University of Mannheim. He also studied at the University of Edinburgh and at the HEC Paris.

 

 

Current portfolio companies

JCK

Former portfolio companies

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

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Fund business since
1965
11
DBAG funds initiated since foundation
More than
60
fund investors

Sustainability

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.  

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Contact

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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