Press releases

17 June 2019
GEP V invests in Piketec

GEP V has acquired a stake in PikeTec, a leading software developer for testing of embedded software, in the context of a partnership investment.

21 June 2018
ECM closes new fund at hard cap of EUR 325 million

ECM held a final closing of its new fund German Equity Partners V (“GEP V”) in June 2018.

14 May 2018
ECM-Fund GEP IV sells MediFox to Hg

GEP IV has sold MediFox, a leading provider of software solutions to outpatient and inpatient nursing care providers and therapy practices, to Hg.

02 March 2018
GEP IV invests in Hamburg based Albrecht & Dill Cosmetics

GEP IV has acquired a stake in the leading value-added distributor of luxury parfums and lifestyle fragrances in the DACH region, Albrecht & Dill Cosmetics.

20. December 2017
GEP IV acquires stake in Uroviva

GEP IV, a fund managed by ECM, has acquired a stake in Swiss urology specialist Uroviva.

10 May 2017
GEP III sells Maredo to Perusa Funds

GEP III, a fund managed by ECM, has sold Maredo to Perusa Partners Fund 2, the fund managed by the independent Perusa GmbH.

10 April 2017
GEP IV supports combination of WIENERS+WIENERS and Apostroph Group

With support from GEP IV, a fund managed by ECM, the fund’s portfolio company WIENERS+WIENERS has acquired the Apostroph Group, a leading provider of high-quality translation services based in Switzerland.

18 October 2016

ECM-managed fund GEP IV has acquired a stake in DERMATOLOGIKUM HAMBURG, one of Europe’s largest private medical facilities specialized in the diagnostics and therapy of skin disorders.

27 June 2016
GEP IV acquires majority interest in WIENERS+WIENERS from Caldec

ECM-managed fund GEP IV has acquired a majority interest in WIENERS+WIENERS – a leading provider of premium language services for business, advertising and financial texts in Germany – from corporate group Caldec.

4 April 2016
GEP SPV sells Paal Group to Kadant

ECM-advised GEP SPV has sold its shareholding in Paal Group to the US listed Kadant Inc. Kadant is a global supplier of high-value, critical components and engineered systems used in process industries worldwide.

1 April 2015
Le Duff Group acquires Kamps to pursue further growth in Germany and abroad

The international Le Duff Group, headquartered in France, has acquired the majority of the shares in Kamps from GEP III, a fund managed by ECM, in order to strengthen its presence in the German quick-service-gastronomy and bakery market.

10 December 2014
GEP IV acquires prominent travel operator Leitner

GEP IV, a fund managed by ECM, has acquired 100% of travel operator Leitner – a leading travel operator with a focus on coach, aircraft and cruise ship travel – as part of an ownership succession.

30 June 2013
GEP III sells KADI to private equity firm Paragon Partners

GEP III, the private equity fund managed by ECM, has sold its majority shareholding in KADI – which it acquired in July 2008 as part of an ownership succession – to the Munich-based private equity company Paragon Partners.

7 May 2013
GEP IV acquires majority interest in MediFox Group as part of an ownership succession

GEP IV, the fund managed by ECM, has acquired the MediFox Group – the leading software provider for nursing care – in partnership with the company’s management in an ownership succession transaction.

19 March 2013
GEP IV acquires majority in Bergmann Automotive as part of an ownership succession

GEP IV, the fund managed by ECM, has – in partnership with management – acquired Bergmann Automotive, a manufacturer of cylinder liners based in Barsinghausen, Lower Saxony, from the Bergmann Group.

8 October 2012
ECM is founding member of European Private Equity Network (PEN)

Graphite Capital (UK), Activa Capital (France), ECM (Germany), and MCH (Spain) have launched the Private Equity Network, (PEN), a pan-European network of four leading mid-market private equity firms.

3 July 2012
ECM closes €230m private equity fund GEP IV

On 29 June 2012, ECM held the final closing of its private equity fund German Equity Partners IV (‘GEP IV’). GEP IV will continue the successful strategy of its predecessor funds and will focus on investments as part of ownership successions and corporate spin-offs of mid-sized businesses.


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