KEY FACTS AT A GLANCE
DBAG FUND VIII
REVENUES in €mn
As of 30 June 2021
of revenues account on CoM hardware design
congatec is a rapidly growing technology leader in the highly attractive embedded computing segment. Together with the management, we would like to accelerate the growth course we have embarked on.
congatec based in Deggendorf, Bavaria, is a rapidly growing technology company focusing on high-performance embedded computing products, so-called computer-on-modules (CoMs) and industrial single-board computers (SBCs). congatec focuses on CoM hardware design, which accounts for approximately 80 per cent of revenues. CoMs are deployed for specific applications within a larger system – for example, in industrial robots, image processing, or ultrasonic devices. Typically, CoMs must fulfil special requirements such as a high level of reliability and longevity (even under adverse conditions), real time processing, zero error tolerance, or small unit size. CoMs are not complete computing units in their own right – they comprise a processor, memory and the processor’s periphery, and are optimised for specific applications. The increased use of CoMs is essential for the ongoing digitization process, which increasingly requires computing power "on the edge", i.e. not in a central cloud, but closer to the application itself in order to reduce latency - among other things for the increasing networking of machines and networks, but also for applications in the field of artificial intelligence. In addition, congatec's RTS Hypervisor is an innovative software solution that can set new standards in terms of real-time performance - both as a stand-alone software solution and in conjunction with the CoMs produced by congatec.
Established in 2004, congatec is the global market leader in the computer-on-modules segment. The company has a wide-ranging customer base, from start-ups to international blue-chip enterprises. congatec has branches in the US, Taiwan, China, Japan and Australia, as well as in the United Kingdom, France and the Czech Republic.
POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT
Two-thirds of congatec’s customers are located in the European Economic Area; the revenue share of customers in the US and in Asia is growing . This trend is expected to accelerate in a market environment that is already growing at double-digit rates in the coming years. In addition to greater internationalisation, the planned growth initiatives include expanding the product range, e.g. by adding CoMs for new processor types or expanding software expertise. Strategically sensible acquisitions can also contribute to accelerating growth.
Maximilian Hegel joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 2014.
Maximilian Hegel has seven years of experience in the private-equity sector. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, and a Master of Science in Management from the University of Mannheim. He also studied at the Olin Business School at Washington University, St Louis, and at Bentley University, Boston.