DBAG ECF I (DBAG Expansion Capital Fund) invested in nine mid-sized companies between November 2012 and June 2017, including mageba AG, DBAG's first investment in Switzerland. Eight investments were structured as growth financings, one as a management buy-out. Five of the companies operate business models with an industrial focus: one manufacturer of industrial components, two industrial service providers, one automotive supplier and one mechanical and plant engineering company. In addition, the fund invested in three companies from the telecommunications sector and in a consumer goods manufacturer.


Company Sector Acquired Realised
vitronet Broadband/telecommunications June 2017  
Rheinhold & Mahla Industrial services September 2016 March 2021
mageba Industry and industrial technology February 2016  
JCK Other June 2015  
Novopress Industry and industrial technology June 2015 July 2019
Oechsler Industry and industrial technology March 2015  
DNS:NET Broadband/telecommunications September 2013 June 2021
inexio Broadband/telecommunications May 2013 November 2019
Plant Systems & Services PSS Industrial services November 2012 March 2019


Key Facts DBAG ECF I

StatusInvestment period terminated
Start of investment period2011
Committed capital€213mn,
thereof €100mn by DBAG



DBG Managing Partner GmbH & Co. KG, the manager of DBAG ECF I, adheres to the guidelines on “Sustainability and Responsible Investment” published on this website. When making investment decisions, it incorporates sustainability-related opportunities and risks and considers beneficial as well as detrimental impacts that such investment decisions can have on sustainability factors. Particular consideration is given to the following sustainability factors:

  • Environment: professionally managing and minimising damage to nature
  • Employment and social affairs: promoting good working conditions, high social standards as well as making a positive contribution to society
  • Corporate governance and business ethics: adherence to the highest possible standards and promoting good business practices.