Hausheld, Mönchengladbach (Germany)

Development of smart metering solutions for electricity networks

Key facts at a glance

  • Provider of a market-ready solution that can be used profitably for the establishment of a scalable, networked, intelligent communications network as required by the government
  • Enormous demand for solutions for the digitalization of energy technology expected
  • Legal deadlines for the conversion to smart meters have come into force in 2020 and force a strong expected market growth
  • Full service offer from Hausheld transferable to other areas such as gas and water

Revenues in €mn








Long-Term investment
Minority investment
First invested
September 2020

As of 31 December 2022



Hausheld offers measurement and control systems for the digitalisation of the energy turnaround and highly secure IT solutions for smart cities. Hausheld is one of the few companies certified for this by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). Hausheld is particularly well known in the industry for the price-optimised full rollout of intelligent electricity meters (smart meters) for entire neighborhoods and cities, while ensuring the highest data protection standards. The legal starting signal for the conversion to smart meters was given in 2020. Hausheld has brought its solution to market maturity over the last few years in order to accompany this conversion from the very beginning.

The digital transformation of the energy industry is a central component of the energy turnaround. An important factor in this process is the conversion to intelligent electricity meters. Around 50 million electricity meters will have to be replaced in Germany in the coming years. In the future, electricity producers and consumers will be linked together via an intelligent network and will communicate digitally. One of the goals must be to create the basis for sustainably safe smart cities: from e-mobility to the control of night storage heaters and street lighting.

We expect a dynamic growth rate for the company in a market with long-term growth potential.

Bernd Sexauer
Managing Director



electricity meters must be replaced in Germany in the coming years

Potential for development

In the medium term, an enormous demand for solutions for the digitalization of energy technology is expected. Hausheld has a strong team with a high level of IT expertise, industry-relevant patents and a highly innovative service portfolio, which will be further expanded.


Bernd Sexauer
Bernd Sexauer
Bernd Sexauer
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Bernd Sexauer

Managing Director

Bernd Sexauer was initially with Deutsche Beteiligungs AG from 1991 to 2006 and became a Managing Director in 1998. Since his return in 2012, he has been strengthening the team at Deutsche Beteiligungs AG once more.

Prior to entering private equity practice, he earned a degree in Business Administration from Goethe University, Frankfurt. From 2006 to 2012 he was Managing Director at DZ Equity Partner and at Prolimity Capital Partners, and CEO of publicly listed Heliad Equity Partners.

Bernd Sexauer has more than 30 years of experience in the investment business and in corporate finance. As a member of supervisory boards, advisory councils and other governance bodies he has supported 'Mittelstand' companies in numerous transactions. He has a wealth of knowledge especially of the automotive supplier sector, which he was able to apply for the investment in Oechsler.

Current portfolio companies

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Former portfolio companies