DBAG ECF II invests in minority positions in mid-market family-owned businesses and also makes majority investments in the form of management buyouts with an enterprise value of up to approximately 75 million euros. The equity capital investments per investee generally range between 10 and 30 million euros. The fund invests directly in equity, equity-like and comparable instruments with equity-like returns.

The fund primarly seeks to invest in companies that are either headquartered or have significant business in Germany or other German-speaking countries, that is, in the DACH-region.


Company Sector Acquired Realised
Deutsche Infrastruktur und Netzgesellschaft mbH (DING Group); merger with vitronet Group in May 2021 Broadband/telecommunications November 2019  
Solvares IT services/software October 2018  
BTV Multimedia Broadband/telecommunications August 2018  


Status Investment period terminated
Start of investment period 2018
Committed capital €97mn,
thereof €39.7mn by DBAG

Since 2017, the investors renew their capital commitments every two years. The fund can thus commit to investments with a term of about ten year, which is important especially for growth financings.

DBAG ECF's new vintage runs from June 2018 to December 2020.


DBG Managing Partner GmbH & Co. KG, the manager of DBAG ECF II, 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.