, Hamburg (Germany)

Software Engineering

Profile technologies was founded in 1999 by Claudia Dietze and Stefan Richter in Hamburg. The company is a pioneer in the development of very large software systems based on Internet technologies. is known for technical excellence and extreme reliability. Its customers, most of whom have been with the company for many years, include large corporations and medium-sized companies such as Daimler, METRO and Tchibo. helps them implement complex projects to shape the digital transformation of their business models. The spectrum ranges from B2C and B2B e-commerce platforms in the food and non-food sectors to applications for connected cars such as music streaming in cars to cloud platforms for the management of dental practices and medical devices and AI applications in the health care sector. 

In recent years, the company has grown strongly. employs around 150 people from all over the world at its locations in Hamburg and Lisbon. More than 85 per cent of the employees are software engineers with an academic background in computer science, mathematics or physics, who are among the top 5 per cent of graduates in their year. The corporate culture is characterised by openness, transparency, continuous self-optimisation, strong personal relationships and the unconditional will to achieve the best result in every situation.

Management Buyout

Majority investment of DBAG Fund VIII
First invested
January 2022
Revenues 2022 (preliminary)

As of 31 December 2023



Malte Hinz
Malte Hinz
Malte Hinz
+49 69 95787-174

Malte Hinz

Managing Director

Malte Hinz joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 2013 and became a Managing Director in 2019.

Malte Hinz has ten years of experience in the private-equity sector. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim, and also studied at the University of Leeds.

Current portfolio companies

Dantherm Fire Kraft & Bauer

Former portfolio companies