Network

The members of the DBAG investment team have many years of experience in the business and in-depth knowledge of various key sectors of the German Mittelstand. They also have access to a extensive network of experts, the nucleus of which is an Executive Circle. The members of the Executive Circle are involved in identifying and originating investment opportunities. They assist us in assessing developments in certain industries and back us – if necessary – in particularly comprehensive due diligence processes prior to our making an investment. As a financial investor in a focused-partnership role, DBAG supports the development of its portfolio companies. During that process as well, the investment team can access the expertise comprised in DBAG’s network.
 
Our network of experts consists of experienced industrial specialists, including partners from former investments. Its roster of members covers all sectors in which DBAG operates and expands regularly as new experts join.

BECOMING A MEMBER

Drawing from their extensive market knowledge, industrial experts assist in preparing investment decisions and supporting portfolio companies. They advise the investment team in analysing potential investments and provide support for companies’ strategic development. Moreover, the seats on our portfolio companies’ supervisory boards and advisory councils are frequently filled by one of our affiliated industrial experts.

If you have a track record of successfully managing a sizeable company with international operations in one of DBAG’s relevant sectors, and if you continue to enjoy working entrepreneurially, then please feel free to contact us.

OUR EXPERTS

I have been an Industrial Partner for DBAG for more than ten years and support all business models in the automotive sector. These are manufacturing companies in the direct supply chain, their plant manufacturers and service providers, right through to business models in the automotive sales markets. As an Industrial Partner Automotive, I can trigger high value contributions for corporate development, e.g. through networking, process excellence, strategy and organisational development to the development of new segments. In recent years, this has led to above-average value growth in a number of automotive investments.

ULRICH KLEINHANS
INDUSTRIAL PARTNER AUTOMOTIVE

My role as an Industrial Partner for DBAG is to support the investment team in deal sourcing and, in particular, to advise on the analysis of potential investments in the areas of mechanical and plant engineering, manufacturing, services and IT. I support DBAG in every phase of the investment process.

OLAF PEHMÖLLER
INDUSTRIAL PARTNER PROCESS INDUSTRY

As an Industrial Partner for DBAG, I contribute the experience I have gained over the past ten years as CFO in companies managed by financial investors. My industry focus is on IT and telecommunications. My ambition is to create a network and bring an understanding of ICT business models into DBAG's existing portfolio, but also into new investment opportunities.

MARIUS RISPETER
INDUSTRIAL PARTNER IT & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

In my function as an Industrial Partner for DBAG, I am active in the areas of Finance & Controlling across all industries. I support deal sourcing and portfolio management. My main tasks include technical and operational support, for example in setting up and improving reporting in the post-transaction phase, in add-on transactions and during post-merger integrations.

DR ROBERT CHRISTIAN SCHMIDT
INDUSTRIAL PARTNER FINANCE & CONTROLLING

I am an Industrial Partner for DBAG because I want to actively contribute my entrepreneurial experience in information technology - especially in the areas of IT services and software solutions - to the development of an IT portfolio. The establishment and expansion of a sustainable network of successful IT entrepreneurs and industry associations also play an important role.

THOMAS STOEK
INDUSTRIAL PARTNER IT & TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Thomas Weber
Thomas Weber

Senior Vice President, Head of Business Development

Thomas Weber
Name:
Thomas Weber
Telephone:
+49 69 95787-270
E-Mail:

Thomas Weber

Senior Vice President, Head of Business Development

Thomas Weber joined DBAG in 2014.

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.

 

Thomas Weber

Senior Vice President, Head of Business Development

+49 69 95787-270
thomas.weber(at)dbag.de