DBAG Fund VII invests in mid-market companies with an enterprise value of approximately 75 to 250 million euros. It invests directly in equity, equity-like and comparable instruments with equity-like returns. The equity capital investments per investee business generally range from 40 to 100 million euros. In individual instances, DBAG Fund VII is also able to structure transactions, in which the enterprise value exceeds this range and which require equity capital investments of up to 200 million euros. For these purposes, the fund consists of two sub-funds. Of the fund’s total assets of 1,010 million euros, 202 million euros are attributable to a top-up fund, which can be used for these larger transactions.

The fund primarily seeks to invest in companies headquartered or having significant business relationships in Germany or other German-speaking countries. Its focus is on majority investments (management buyouts).

With assets of more than one billion euros, DBAG Fund VII – like its predecessor DBAG Fund VI – is one of the largest private equity funds for investment in the German-speaking Mittelstand.


Company Sector Acquired Realised
akquinet IT services & software June 2022  
Itelyum Other October 2021  
operasan Healthcare January 2021  
Pmflex Industry and industrial technology October 2020 January 2023
Cartonplast Industrial services November 2019  
Cloudflight IT services & software June 2019  
evidia Healthcare May 2019  
Sero Industrial services November 2018  
Kraft & Bauer Industry and industrial technology November 2018  
Karl Eugen Fischer Industry and industrial technology June 2018  
duagon Industry and industrial technology July 2017  
More than Meals Other April 2017  



Status Investment period terminated
Start of investment period December 2016
Committed capital €1,010mn,
thereof €200mn by DBAG