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Internationalisation and product innovations
€75.4mn
Equity investment
€52mn
Revenues 2019 (preliminary)
200
Employees 2019

KEY FACTS AT A GLANCE

  • Growth through further internationalisation
  • Expansion of the product range through add-on acquisitions
  • Revenues and earnings increase in comparison to prior year

TELIO MANAGEMENT GMBH

Investment by
DBAG FUND VI

€75.4mn

DBAG'S INTEREST

€14.3mn

MANAGEMENT BUYOUT
Shareholders:
DBAG FUND VI

82.3%

EQUITY SHARE BELONGING TO DBAG

15.6%

other shareholders

17.7%

First invested

APRIL 2016

REVENUES in €mn

 

41

 

2017

 

51

 

2018

 

52

 

2019 (preliminary)

As of 30 June 2020

Telio is a young, dynamic and rapidly-growing company. Here we can provide our expertise in the enhancement of corporate structures and support for the preparation of company acquisitions.

TOM ALZIN
MANAGING DIRECTOR

PROFILE

Telio develops, installs and operates communications and media systems for correctional facilities. It installs telephones and related systems, allowing inmates to make monitored calls from communal areas or directly from their cells. Telio’s product range also includes comprehensive multimedia systems, which comprise, for example, TVs, radios and PCs with restricted internet access. In addition to the corresponding installations (cables and end devices), Telio also offers software that monitors telephone calls and handles the related billing. The software relieves prison officers of some of their responsibilities, thereby simplifying everyday life at correctional facilities. Furthermore, Telio extended its product portfolio to mobile detection and jamming solutions following the add-on acquisition of KEAS.

POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT

The business is driven by efforts to ensure easier reintegration of the prisoners into society after their release. It has been shown that regular contact with family and friends contributes significantly to this goal. Another promising application for Telio’s products is screen-based learning in preparation for life after prison. The company has good growth prospects through increasing its international reach within Europe and beyond, developing new products and broadening its customer base. We see additional potential for growth particularly in the expansion of activities in the area of jamming, where Telio has already won a major contract in France. Jamming is the targeted interference and obstruction of mobile telephony signals. In addition, the company will continue to selectively pursue acquisitions to broaden its product and service portfolio.

FINANCIAL YEAR 2019

In 2019, Telio continued to focus on further internationalisation as well as on the expansion of its product portfolio: By acquiring the inmate telephony company COMSEC, Telio entered the Australian market; by the add-on acquisition of the French technology company KEAS, Telio accelerated its expansion into to the jamming market. Driven by these additional activities, Telio’s revenues and earnings in the 2019 financial year are expected to exceed the previous year’s level.

OUTLOOK AND OBJECTIVES

Telio aims to achieve further organic growth, which is why it is taking part in tenders worldwide. Revenues and earnings are expected to increase further in 2020. The company also plans to acquire further companies in the market and is constantly looking into possible acquisition targets.

Responsible team member

Tom Alzin
Tom Alzin

Managing Director

Tom Alzin
Name:
Tom Alzin
Telephone:
+49 69 95787-219
E-Mail:

Tom Alzin

Managing Director

Tom Alzin joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 2004 and became a Managing Director in 2011.

He holds a degree in Business Administration from the HEC Lausanne, and also studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Tom Alzin has 15 years of experience in private equity. During that time, he gained a wealth of knowledge, particularly in the mechanical and plant engineering and in the services sector. Tom Alzin was involved in numerous acquisitions and realisations and also in the IPO of Homag. The realisations of Homag and Spheros, subsequent to their very successful development, are two of his most successful transactions. Tom Alzin also led the investment process in FDG, Pfaudler, Schülerhilfe, Telio, Polytech, duagon, Kraft & Bauer and Cartonplast and sits on the advisory councils of the companies, which are still part of the DBAG portfolio.

Current portfolio companies

Cartonplast Holding GmbH Telio Management GmbH Polytech Health & Aesthetics GmbH Pfaudler International S.à r.l.

Former portfolio companies

Tom Alzin

Managing Director

+49 69 95787-219
tom.alzin(at)dbag.de