4 new platform investments in 2021

2021 was a dynamic and very successful transaction year for us. We welcome 4 outstanding management teams and new portfolio companies. With all companies we pursue growth strategies and buy-and-build.

Intermate Group – Specialist for Social Media and Influencer Marketing

Industry: Social media and influencer marketing

Business model: Intermate is one of the leading agencies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with a focus on the conception and implementation of social media and influencer campaigns.

Strategy: Growth plans include the development of new business areas and expansion into other European countries. Beyond organic growth, the Intermate Group wants to further consolidate the market with the support of ECM by means of suitable add-on acquisitions.

More information at: Portfolio – Intermate Group

DETAX – Innovative specialist for medical materials

Industry: Healthcare

Business model: DETAX is a leading global supplier of biocompatible silicones and light-curing 3D resins for medical applications in the dental and audio sector.

Strategy: The strategy is to promote strong growth through further internationalization, new customer acquisition as well as active market consolidation.

More information at: Portfolio – DETAX

YellowFox – Provider of intelligent telematics software solutions

Industry: Software

Business model: YellowFox offers modular, cloud-based SaaS software solutions for digital fleet and object management.

Strategy: Part of the value creation strategy are product innovations, increasing customer penetration, new customer acquisitions as well as the expansion into new application areas organically or via targeted acquisitions.

More information at: Portfolio – YellowFox

ACADEMY Group – Invoicing services and training in the driving school industry

Industry: Business Services

Business model: The ACADEMY Group (DATAPART, DVPi, Academy Fahrschulen) is the leading provider of invoicing and factoring services, driving instructor training and franchise services in the German driving school market.

Strategy: Besides expanding the product and service offering for its customers and further investments in digitization, a buy-and-build strategy for driving instructor training centers is part of the strategy.

More information at: Portfolio – ACADEMY Group


About ECM Equity Capital Management GmbH

ECM is a trusted growth partner for mid-sized enterprises and entrepreneurs in German-speaking Europe. Since 1995, ECM has raised the private equity funds GEP I-V with aggregate equity commitments of more than €1 billion and currently invests out of the fifth fund GEP V (€325 million). The funds invest primarily in leading mid-market companies with attractive growth potential in the context of ownership successions, partnership transactions and corporate spin-offs.

Further information at: www.ecm-pe.de