Deutsche Giga Access, Essen (Germany)

Broadband communications


Deutsche Giga Access (DGA) acts as a holding company to control and acquire regional fibre network operators. DGA acts as network owner and general contractor for the planning, construction and operation of passive and active infrastructure, which can also be leased by other service providers (open access model).DGA invests in the own-account roll-out of fibre broadband infrastructure in Germany. Where a self-supported roll-out does not make sense, it uses regional funding programmes.

DGA pursues two main business models: on the one hand, it acquires and develops regional network operators with their own network and end-customer business; on the other hand, it offers its network infrastructure to third parties who want to market their products to end customers via the DGA networks. 

Management Buyout

Majority investment of DBAG Fund VIII
First invested
September 2020
Revenues 2022

As of 31 March 2024



Ragnar Geerdts
Ragnar Geerdts
Ragnar Geerdts
+49 69 95787-172

Ragnar Geerdts

Managing Director

Ragnar Geerdts joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 2012 and became a Managing Director in 2017.

Ragnar Geerdts has over 12 years of experience in private equity. He has extensive knowledge of the automotive supplier and telecommunications industries and in mechanical and plant engineering. He was involved in numerous investments and disinvestments and led the investment process in in-tech, vitronet, netzkontor, von Poll Immobilien, BTV Multimedia, Solvares, DING and DGA. In these companies he sits on the advisory councils. Before joining Deutsche Beteiligungs AG Ragnar Geerdts worked in the area of M&A at Bayer AG and at Deutsche Post AG.

He holds a degree in Business Administration from Freie Universität Berlin, and also studied at the Beijing Foreign Studies University.

Current portfolio companies

AOE Deutsche Giga Access Netzkontor Solvares vitronet von Poll Immobilien

Former portfolio companies