Braun Connectivity Solutions, Bayreuth (Germany)

cable systems and interior lighting


Braun Connectivity Solutions (previously: Dieter Braun) is a specialist in cable systems and interior vehicle lighting. The company’s products connect a vehicle’s various sub-systems with its wire harness. Braun Connectivity Solutions is valued by its customers for being able to deliver efficient solutions of above-average complexity, even for small- to medium-sized quantities and with variable lead times.The internationally active company achieves a smaller part of its turnover with components for machine and plant construction as well as for the household appliance industry. Braun Connectivity Solutions has experienced strong growth since it was founded in 1993. The company has operations in its customers’ major production locations: in addition to its head office in Bayreuth, it has factories in the Czech Republic, the Ukraine, Mexico and China.

Management Buyout

Majority investment of DBAG Fund VI
First invested
January 2017
Revenues 2023 (preliminary)

As of 31 March 2024



Volker Bonsels
Volker Bonsels
Volker Bonsels
+49 69 95787-152

Volker Bonsels

Managing Director

Volker Bonsels joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 1995 and became a Managing Director in 2001.

He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Technology, Kaiserslautern, and also studied at the University of Warwick. He started his professional career as a trainee in corporate banking at Deutsche Bank.

Volker Bonsels has 28 years of experience in private equity. He was, and is, a member of the advisory councils at those portfolio companies in which DBAG invested under his lead capacity. He has extensive expertise in a variety of sectors, including building components, industrial services and mechanical and plant engineering. Among the most successful transactions he led are Coperion, Lewa and Otto Sauer Achsenfabrik.

Current portfolio companies

Cartonplast Braun Connectivity Solutions Sero

Former portfolio companies