DPE Deutsche Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, DPE Deutsche Private Equity has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

DPE Deutsche Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (14%) and staffing (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (35%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (27%). In total, DPE Deutsche Private Equity has invested in 3 different countries.

In the last 3 years, DPE Deutsche Private Equity has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (42%). DPE Deutsche Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Westfalia-Automotive for $100M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity35
    • M&A Buy Activity23
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 12

DPE Deutsche Private Equity

DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH

Ludwigstrasse 7,
Munich, 80539
Germany
+49 (89) 20 00 38 0
www.pdpe.com
info@pdpe.de

Deutsche Private Equity (DPE) is a private equity firm focused on investments in German, Swiss and Austrian middle-market companies. Parcom looks to invest €5 to €50 million in businesses valued from €10 to €150 million. Target sectors include business services, education, healthcare, industrial technology and alternative energy/environmental. DPE prefers majority positions but will consider minority situations with an agreed upon strategy and exit and control clauses. DPE will not invest in start-ups or turnaround situations. DPE is a unit of Parcom Capital, an investment subsidiary of the Dutch ING Group. Deutsche Private Equity was formed in 2007 and is based in Munich, Germany.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Education, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Food, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Oil/Gas Exploration, Renewable Energy, Staffing, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 50
Enterprise Value 10 150
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 18 2 1 1 1 - 23
Sell (0.8/yr) # 8 1 - 1 2 - 12
vol $199M $199M
  35

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sercoo Group 2023-09-01 - Trade Sale
Lingen, Germany · www.sercoo-group.de
atacama Software GmbH 2023-07-12 - Growth Capital
Bremen, Germany · www.atacama.de
VTU Group GmbH 2023-02-17 - Secondary Sale
Grambach, Germany · www.vtu.com
Sill Optics GmbH & Co. KG 2022-08-03 - Secondary Buyout
Wendelstein, Germany · www.silloptics.de
Euro-Druckservice GmbH 2022-01-25 - Secondary Sale
Passau, Germany · www.edsgroup.de
Engelmann Sensor GmbH 2021-04-27 - Secondary Buyout
Wiesloch-Baiertal, Germany · www.engelmann.de
M-Sicherheitsbeteiligungen GmbH 2020-09-09 - Secondary Buyout
Munchen, Germany · www.mvs.de
Mehler Vario System GmbH 2020-09-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Fulda, Germany · www.m-v-s.de
Pharmazell GmbH 2020-02-14 - Secondary Sale
Raubling, Germany · www.pharmazell-group.com
First Sensor AG 2019-06-04 - Stake Sale
Berlin, Germany · www.first-sensor.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services - - 3 (13%) -
Information Technology 2 (15%) - 2 (9%) -
Life Science 1 (8%) - 2 (9%) -
Manufacturing 2 (15%) - 2 (9%) -
Staffing 1 (8%) - 2 (9%) -
Automotive - - 1 (4%) -
Construction 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Defense 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Electronics 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Engineering 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Food 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Machinery - - 1 (4%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (4%) -
Safety/Security 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Software 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (4%) -
Total 13 - 23 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 11 (85%) - 21 (91%) -
Luxembourg 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Switzerland 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 11 (85%) - 21 (91%) -
Cross-border 2 (15%) - 2 (9%) -
Total 13 - 23 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 5 (38%) - 8 (35%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (23%) - 6 (26%) -
Growth Capital 4 (31%) - 6 (26%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (8%) - 2 (9%) -
PIPE - - 1 (4%) -
Total 13 - 23 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (25%) -
Trade Sale 3 (25%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (17%) 199M (100%)
Divestiture 1 (8%) -
IPO 1 (8%) -
Recapitalization 1 (8%) -
Stake Sale 1 (8%) -
Total 12 $199M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
3
Cowen Group, Inc.
2
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
Legal Deals
Ebner Stolz
1
Noerr
1
Greenfort
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $100M
< $100M 1 $99M
TOTAL $199M
Largest Westfalia-Automotive GmbH
$100M (2016-08-25)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
35%
8 (35%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
33%
4 (33%)
Strategic(s)
58%
7 (58%)

FAQ

When was DPE Deutsche Private Equity founded?

DPE Deutsche Private Equity was founded in 2007.

What type of investor is DPE Deutsche Private Equity?

DPE Deutsche Private Equity is a private equity firm.

Where is DPE Deutsche Private Equity headquartered?

DPE Deutsche Private Equity is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

How much capital does DPE Deutsche Private Equity have under management?

DPE Deutsche Private Equity has 3.0B EUR under management.

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