We offer both:
appreciation and value creation.


ETS Group - Enabler for strategic merger.


ONE HIRING – Growth partner for founders and management team.


Education Group - Partnership for nationwide rollout.


Intermate Group - Partnership for viral growth.


DETAX - Supporting the succession in the course of a management buy-out.


YellowFox – Growth partner for founders and management team.


Experienced. Partnership-oriented. Entrepreneurial.

We have been a trusted partner for mid-sized enterprises and entrepreneurs since 1995. With our long-lasting experience and high personal commitment, we support companies in their development and growth.

More about ECM

More than

  • 25


    of successful investing

  • 50


    and add-ons

  • 2.5

    bn €

    cumulated sales of all investments

  • 1.0

    bn €

    equity commitments

„As the founding partners, we had reached a point where we were looking for an experienced partner for the next growth phase. With ECM we have found an entrepreneurial partner who actively supports us from day 1 with their know-how and network in the areas of strategy, sales and organizational development. In particular, I appreciate the trustful personal relationship with the ECM team.“

Andreas Krämer, Managing Partner PikeTec

„ECM understood how to address the needs of all shareholders both in the transaction process and during the investment period by structuring a tailor-made solution. Furthermore, with the start of the collaboration, my succession from operational management was systematically implemented and the organization strengthened for further dynamic growth. This enabled me to withdraw from the administrative day-to-day business and to fully dedicate myself to my passion as a doctor in the group.“

Prof. Steinkraus, founder and shareholder of Dermatologikum Group

"During the five years of working together, ECM has been an exceptionally entrepreneurial partner for us, providing comprehensive support to realize our ambitious growth strategy. We were given the opportunity to invest significantly in the further development of the organization and our product offering. ECM stood by our side, providing impulses and paving the way for our successful development."

Christian Städtler, Managing Partner of MediFox

„Within three years, we successfully completed six acquisitions in Germany and abroad, thereby establishing the market-leading tech-enabled platform for demanding and complex translation projects in the DACH region. The ECM team has supported us in this process both as active sparring partner and by providing capital.“

Philipp Meier, Managing Partner Apostroph Group

„Bergmann Automotive has grown strongly over the years. Alongside significant investments into capacity expansion and production automation, the organizational structures, responsibilities and controlling systems had to be adapted to the size of the company. ECM actively supported us from the very beginning and at the same time set the course for my succession as Managing Director.“

Bernhard Büthe, former Managing Partner of Bergmann Automotive

Axel Eichmeyer about ECM

We invest when companies reach an important milestone in their development - when an experienced, entrepreneurial partner is required.

ECM Team

The partners on your side

We are a well-established team with decades of investment experience in medium-sized companies. Entrepreneurship, team spirit and reliability are at the heart of our culture. Investment decisions are taken as a team - fast, flexible, pragmatic.

Learn more about our team