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Organic growth through scaling of the organisation and expansion of the market position
€93.2mn
Equity investment
€29mn
Revenues 2020
150
Employees 2020

KEY FACTS AT A GLANCE

  • Pioneer in agile software engineering 
  • Implementation of complex projects with end-to-end responsibility for shaping the digital transformation of business models 

freiheit.com

Investment by
DBAG FUND VIII

€93.2MN

DBAG'S INTEREST

€21.2MN

MANAGEMENT BUYOUT

MAJORITY
INVESTMENT OF
DBAG FUND VIII

First invested

JANUARY 2022

REVENUES in €mn

 

21

 

2018

 

26

 

2019

 

29

 

2020

As of January 2022

~18

per cent

sales increase annually between 2018 and 2020

freiheit.com is an established company in a prospering market that is growing strongly itself and has earned an excellent reputation with many reference projects.

MALTE HINZ
MANAGING DIRECTOR

PROFILE

freiheit.com 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. freiheit.com 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. freiheit.com 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. freiheit.com 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.

POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT

DBAG will support freiheit.com with its experience in accompanying growth companies in such a way that it will continue to move forward at a fast pace and maintain its agility. In addition to the further development and scaling of the organisation, the planned growth initiatives also include the further expansion of the marketing and sales organisation as well as the partner network.  

 

Responsible team member

Malte Hinz
Malte Hinz

Managing Director

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 eight 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 freiheit.com Kraft & Bauer

Former portfolio companies

Malte Hinz

Managing Director

+49 69 95787-174