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

Sustainability-related disclosure obligations in relation to DBG Managing Partner GmbH & Co. KG

DBG Managing Partner GmbH & Co. KG is an AIF capital management company registered under the German Capital Investment Code (Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch, KAGB) and, as such, is required to disclose sustainability-related information in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector (SFDR).

Information on the integration of sustainability risks in the investment decision‐making process
DBG Managing Partner GmbH & Co. KG integrates sustainability risks into its investment decision-making processes, as described in 2.2. of the guideline “Sustainability and Responsible Investment”. A sustainability risk is an environmental, social or governance event or condition, the occurrence of which could cause an actual or a potential material negative impact on the value of the investment.

Information on the consideration of material adverse impacts on sustainability factors
DBG Managing Partner GmbH & Co. KG is committed to considering sustainability risks in its investment decision-making processes. However, it currently makes use of the option not to consider material adverse impacts of investment decisions on sustainability factors. DBG Managing Partner GmbH & Co. KG is currently not in a position, in its view, to compile all the data required under the SFDR on adverse sustainability impacts in a systematic, consistent manner and at reasonable costs.

This decision is subject to regular review by the management of DBG Managing Partner GmbH & Co. KG.

Information on the remuneration policy
As a registered AIF capital management company, DBG Managing Partner GmbH & Co. KG does not have a formulated remuneration policy in accordance with the requirements of the KAGB. However, DBG Managing Partner GmbH & Co. KG appropriately considers sustainability risks as part of its remuneration policy and its remuneration policy is consistent with the inclusion of sustainability risks. The remuneration system of DBG Managing Partner GmbH & Co. KG does not offer any incentives to take sustainability risks in relation to DBG Managing Partner GmbH & Co. KG or the alternative investment funds it manages.