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Strengthening the core business and opening up new end markets through organic and anorganic growth
€17.2mn
Equity investment
€376mn
Revenues 2019
2,596
Employees 2019

KEY FACTS AT A GLANCE

  • Leading group of companies in the field of technical building services with a focus on electrical engineering
  • Growth opportunities from demand for more energy-efficient buildings and smart buildings
  • Expansion of the trade and personnel services sector

R+S Group AG

Investment
by DBAG

€17.2mn

LONG-TERM INVESTMENT
Shareholders:
DBAG

67.6%

other shareholders

32.4%

First invested

MAY 2021

REVENUES in €mn

 

351

 

2017

 

365

 

2018

 

376

 

2019

As of May 2021

>50

per cent

of revenues is accounted for technical building services

DBAG has invested very successfully in companies with comparable business models in the past, and will leverage its experience to drive R+S forward as a long-term partner.

CHRISTOPH GROSSEKÄMPER
MANAGING DIRECTOR

PROFILE

R+S is a leading provider of technical building services. R+S plans, manages, and provides maintenance services for, projects mainly in the fields of municipal construction, healthcare, industrial production, and shipbuilding. R+S offers a single-source solution; its range of services comprises electrical system construction, energy and control technology as well as heating/air-conditioning and ventilation technology. Current high-profile projects that the company is involved in include the construction of the new Terminal 3 at Frankfurt Airport and expansion of the University Hospital Frankfurt. Technical building services account for slightly more than 50 per cent of revenues. The company’s range of services is complemented by two organisationally independent business divisions – personnel services and a high-performance electrical wholesale operation.

The company employs 2,596 staff members at 23 locations in Germany; 500 employees work at the headquarters in Fulda (Hesse).

POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT

The market environment is positive: the trend towards ‘smart’ and energy-efficient buildings ensures continued growth while expanding the market especially for electrical building services, which is predominantly what R+S offers. The company’s realignment, which is already well underway, is expected to be completed over the next few years, thus enabling further strong revenue growth. Further acquisitions will also contribute to this. DBAG is strengthening the company’s equity position, thus accelerating the successful realignment of the company.

 

 

Responsible team member

Christoph Grossekämper
Christoph Grossekämper

Managing Director

Christoph Grossekämper
Name:
Christoph Grossekämper
+49 69 95787-375

Christoph Grossekämper

Managing Director

Christoph Grossekämper joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 2020.

He began his professional career in the M&A department of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt/Main, where he worked from 2007 to 2009. Afterwards he was part of the enterprise improvement practice of Roland Berger and AlixPartners till 2016. There he advised on numerous projects in various industries with a focus on the German Mittelstand and corporate carve-outs. In 2016 he joined a stock listed industrial holding in Germany. Christoph Grossekämper was leading the M&A team and was responsible for various transactions in the GSA region with a focus on the Mittelstand and corporate carve-outs.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University Maastricht and a Master degree from CASS Business School, London. He also studied at the University Bocconi, Milano.

Current portfolio companies

R+S Group AG

Former portfolio companies

Christoph Grossekämper

Managing Director

+49 69 95787-375