DNS:NET INTERNET SERVICE GMBH
Telecommunications and IT services
KEY FACTS AT A GLANCE
DNS:NET INTERNET SERVICE GMBH
REVENUES in €mn
As of 30 June 2017
We firmly believe that by investing in high-performance broadband connectivity a company can create a premium product and build a unique market position for itself. By providing growth capital, we now want to support DNS:NET in taking the next step in its development.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND IT SERVICES
DNS:NET was founded in 1998 in Berlin. The company today provides telecommunication, Internet and data-centre services for private and business customers using proprietary and leased fibre-optic network infrastructure. Its data-centre services for business customers also make use of proprietary and leased infrastructure in high-security sites at key Internet exchange points.
In 2010 DNS:NET began expanding its investment in a broadband build-out in prospering regions in the vicinity of Berlin. Today, the company is the second-largest provider of VDSL connections in Brandenburg. Since 2012, DNS:NET has also acted as a cable network operator and has accessed numerous new-build residences with its own fibre-optic network in Berlin. DNS:NET intends to grow in both business fields: the broadband build-out in underserved rural communities, and its offering to the housing industry of delivering fibre-optic connections to the home.
POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT
DBAG is confident that by investing in high-performance broadband connectivity a premium product can be created and, with that, a unique market position. DNS:NET has grown impressively in recent years. Through the provision of growth capital, DBAG will support the company in taking the next step in its development.
Gustav Egger joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 1989 and has been a Managing Director since 1992.
After receiving his degree in Engineering Management with a major in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Berlin, he spent six years at Deutsche Bank focusing on the financing of large-scale international projects in infrastructure and the commodity sector as well as US-based cogeneration power plants.
His career at DBAG started in 1989 as an Investment Manager for 14 portfolio companies in a variety of sectors and he invested in the first privatisations after Germany's reunification. From 1992, as head of Central Investment Controlling, he organised and installed the risk monitoring processes for more than 120 portfolio companies spread over ten DBAG branch offices. In this position, he was also a member of the DBAG Investment Committee. From 1995, in his role as CFO, he additionally took on responsibility for Finance and Accounting. Along with DBAG's independence from Deutsche Bank which commenced in 1997, he negotiated the entry of new handpicked anchor shareholders and investors. Linked to that was the establishment of capital market communications and the first corporate actions. To accelerate DBAG's independence, he organised the placement of DBAG's first closed-end buyout fund for international investors. Subsequent to the successful fund-raising for DBAG Fund V and DBAG Expansion Capital Fund, he retired from his role as CFO and has since focused on the development of the expansion capital business. In that capacity, he is currently monitoring and supporting the portfolio companies in the telecommunications, information technology and media sectors.