sysob brings Beyond Capital Partners on board: How to integrate IT secruity into the market - and grow in the process.

September 2016
Frankfurt am Main

In recent months, articles and reports on cyber attacks have repeatedly peppered the press. Under the dramatic headline “Cyber Security: The Hacker Twilight”, the Frankfurter Allgemeinse Zeitung reported in January 2016 that 700,000 households in Ukraine brielfy lost electricity. The most recent example is the failure of millions of lines at Deutsche Telekom. The cause of both problems was apparently not technical failure, but hacker attacks. The topic could not be more topical…

“With Beyond Capital Partners, we are happy to have an absolutely medium-sized and financially strong partner who accompanies us on our growth path. In addition to the in-depth expertise and empathy for us as entrepreneurs, we were enthusiastic about the opportunity to continue to accompany the company in the future as a co-partner and operational management and thus enable the continuous continuation of Dr. Hoffmann.”

Marlène Sternbaum,
Managing Director of Dr. Hoffmann

Marlène Sternbaum
Managing Director of Dr. Hoffmann

Portfolio

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH

Purchase: December 2021

Key Figures at the Time of Acquisition

EUR 15-20 million
Turnover

>20 %
EBITDA

800
Employees

Value Creation Levers

Operational Improvements

  • Hiring of a co-managing director and further strengthening of the second management level
  • Introduction of digital tools for smoother controlling

Organic Growth

  • Increased participation in nationwide public tenders and growth in private customers

  • Expansion of adjacent cleaning services (technical facility management; feel-good services; industrial cleaning)

Inorganic Growth

  • Continued buy-and-build strategy with the acquisition of at least two additional competitors with the aim of achieving EBITDA of more than EUR 10 million.

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Current Portfolio Companies

Soft & Cloud GmbH​

Software Distribution

Soft & Cloud is one of the leading providers of used standard software in Germany and partner for digital solutions as well as consultant for IT issues for business-to-business customers. 

 

Ank Sanitätshaus + Orthopädietechnik GmbH

Healthcare

The ANK Group is the leading medical supply store group in Rhineland-Palatinate with a focus on medical supply and rehabilitation technology solutions for its customers.

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH

Industrial Cleaning

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH, based in Munich, is an established and owner-managed company for over 30 years and one of the largest and most renowned facility service providers in Bavaria.

Wiethe Content GmbH

E-Commerce

Wiethe Content Group is Europe’s largest e-commerce photo studio and innovation leader in CGI and digitization.

Xortec GmbH

Security and Data Communication Solutions

Xortec is a leading value-added distributor for integrated video surveillance and data communication solutions. The company’s focus is on the distribution of professional video surveillance solutions and a comprehensive range of accompanying services.

OUNDA GmbH

Optometry and Acoustics

Under the brand name “Klein, aber fein “, and with 110 shops across Germany, OUNDA is the leading group of premium opticians and acoustic solution providers in Germany.

BigCityBeats GmbH

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Since its foundation in 2005, the BigCityBeats Group has established itself among the leading producers and organizers of stadium events for club music and created a global brand core with its brand “World Club Dome”.

LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH

Lighting Technology

LDBS is a leading lighting specialist in German-speaking countries and offers B2B customers a unique complete service for all aspects of lighting.

Seals of our Portfolio Companies

Former Portfolio Companies

EBERTLANG Distribution GmbH

IT / Software (B2B)

EBERTLANG, headquartered in Wetzlar, has been one of the leading value-added software distributors in the B2B segment in German-speaking Europe since its foundation in 1995.

sysob IT- Unternehmensgruppe GmbH

IT Security

sysob is a leading independent specialist distributor with over 1,200 partners and 180 top partners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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“For us, Beyond Capital Partners is an excellent partner because we work with a competent team that has understood our business model in depth and can thus optimally support us.”

Michael Helms,
Co-Founder and Managing Director of Soft & Cloud GmbH

Michael Helms
Co-Founder and Managing Director
of Soft & Cloud GmbH

Portfolio

Soft & Cloud GmbH

Purchase: November 2022

Key Figures at the Time of Acquisition

EUR 15-20 million
Turnover

>20 %
EBITDA

15
Employees

Value Creation Levers

Operational Improvements

  • Hiring a co-managing director

Organic Growth

  • Establishment of a new sales team
  • Expansion of sales activities to neighbouring countries
  • Expansion of software license offerings beyond the Microsoft universe

     

     

  • Further development of a comprehensive online shop

Inorganic Growth

  • Selective buy-and-build, as long as it doesn't permanently dilute profitability

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Current Portfolio Companies

Soft & Cloud GmbH​

Software Distribution

Soft & Cloud is one of the leading providers of used standard software in Germany and partner for digital solutions as well as consultant for IT issues for business-to-business customers. 

 

Ank Sanitätshaus + Orthopädietechnik GmbH

Healthcare

The ANK Group is the leading medical supply store group in Rhineland-Palatinate with a focus on medical supply and rehabilitation technology solutions for its customers.

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH

Industrial Cleaning

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH, based in Munich, is an established and owner-managed company for over 30 years and one of the largest and most renowned facility service providers in Bavaria.

Wiethe Content GmbH

E-Commerce

Wiethe Content Group is Europe’s largest e-commerce photo studio and innovation leader in CGI and digitization.

Xortec GmbH

Security and Data Communication Solutions

Xortec is a leading value-added distributor for integrated video surveillance and data communication solutions. The company’s focus is on the distribution of professional video surveillance solutions and a comprehensive range of accompanying services.

OUNDA GmbH

Optometry and Acoustics

Under the brand name “Klein, aber fein “, and with 110 shops across Germany, OUNDA is the leading group of premium opticians and acoustic solution providers in Germany.

BigCityBeats GmbH

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Since its foundation in 2005, the BigCityBeats Group has established itself among the leading producers and organizers of stadium events for club music and created a global brand core with its brand “World Club Dome”.

LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH

Lighting Technology

LDBS is a leading lighting specialist in German-speaking countries and offers B2B customers a unique complete service for all aspects of lighting.

Seals of our Portfolio Companies

Former Portfolio Companies

EBERTLANG Distribution GmbH

IT / Software (B2B)

EBERTLANG, headquartered in Wetzlar, has been one of the leading value-added software distributors in the B2B segment in German-speaking Europe since its foundation in 1995.

sysob IT- Unternehmensgruppe GmbH

IT Security

sysob is a leading independent specialist distributor with over 1,200 partners and 180 top partners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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“ I had a positive feeling with Beyond Capital Partners since the first meeting and I look forward to the joint development of the group in the coming years. At the same time, the new partner offers attractive perspectives for our employees and Kaiserslautern as the headquarters of the Ank Group.”

Christiane Ank-Kunze,
Shareholder and Managing Director of the
Ank Sanitätshaus + Orthopädietechnik GmbH

Christiane Ank-Kunze,
Shareholder and Managing Director of the
Ank Sanitätshaus + Orthopädietechnik GmbH

Portfolio

Ank Sanitätshaus + Orthopädietechnik GmbH

Purchase: October 2022

Key Figures at the Time of Acquisition

EUR 15-20 million
Turnover

>15 %
EBITDA

170
Employees

Value Creation Levers

Operative Verbesserungen

  • Centralization of administrative functions such as finance, HR and IT for further acquisitions
  • Improvement of procurement conditions
  • Succession planning for management & hiring of a new managing director
  • Merger of individual companies
  • Introduction of more comprehensive reporting

Inorganic Growth

  • Buy-and-build strategy: acquisition of additional locations

Organic Growth

  • Organic growth along the following potentials: (1) Price growth (2) Product mix shift towards products with high gross margin (3) Volume growth through additional marketing activities, cooperations with hospitals or MVZ and physicians

More Investments

Current Portfolio Companies

Soft & Cloud GmbH​

Software Distribution

Soft & Cloud is one of the leading providers of used standard software in Germany and partner for digital solutions as well as consultant for IT issues for business-to-business customers. 

 

Ank Sanitätshaus + Orthopädietechnik GmbH

Healthcare

The ANK Group is the leading medical supply store group in Rhineland-Palatinate with a focus on medical supply and rehabilitation technology solutions for its customers.

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH

Industrial Cleaning

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH, based in Munich, is an established and owner-managed company for over 30 years and one of the largest and most renowned facility service providers in Bavaria.

Wiethe Content GmbH

E-Commerce

Wiethe Content Group is Europe’s largest e-commerce photo studio and innovation leader in CGI and digitization.

Xortec GmbH

Security and Data Communication Solutions

Xortec is a leading value-added distributor for integrated video surveillance and data communication solutions. The company’s focus is on the distribution of professional video surveillance solutions and a comprehensive range of accompanying services.

OUNDA GmbH

Optometry and Acoustics

Under the brand name “Klein, aber fein “, and with 110 shops across Germany, OUNDA is the leading group of premium opticians and acoustic solution providers in Germany.

BigCityBeats GmbH

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Since its foundation in 2005, the BigCityBeats Group has established itself among the leading producers and organizers of stadium events for club music and created a global brand core with its brand “World Club Dome”.

LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH

Lighting Technology

LDBS is a leading lighting specialist in German-speaking countries and offers B2B customers a unique complete service for all aspects of lighting.

Seals of our Portfolio Companies

Former Portfolio Companies

EBERTLANG Distribution GmbH

IT / Software (B2B)

EBERTLANG, headquartered in Wetzlar, has been one of the leading value-added software distributors in the B2B segment in German-speaking Europe since its foundation in 1995.

sysob IT- Unternehmensgruppe GmbH

IT Security

sysob is a leading independent specialist distributor with over 1,200 partners and 180 top partners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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Dominik Spinler

Senior Investment Associate

Dominik Spinler is Senior Investment Associate at Beyond Capital Partners

Role at Beyond Capital Partners

Dominik joined Beyond Capital Partners as a Senior Investment Associate in July 2022. Dominik is part of the investment team and supports the management in assessing investment opportunities across all economic sectors. Additionally, he is involved in the strategic development and operational improvement of the portfolio companies Xortec and Ank.

Professional Experience

Dominik started his career as an analyst at Barclays in Frankfurt am Main where he held the role of Vice President before joining Beyond Capital Partners. As a member of the investment banking team, he supported numerous national and international transactions. Those took place in the fields of M&A advisory, equity capital markets as well as financing with focus on the sectors industrials, chemicals and power, utilities & infrastructure. As part of these projects, Dominik was for example involved in the sell-side process of the methacrylates business Roehm to Advent International, the public takeover of Uniper by Fortum as well as the financing of Monsanto’s acquisition by Bayer.

Educational Background

Dominik completed his Master of Science in Management at the ESSEC Business School in Cergy combined with a stay at the University of Mannheim. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Science in General Management from the EBS Universität in Oestrich-Winkel and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the IESEG School of Management in Lille.
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Helena Hausen

Investment Manager and Head of ESG

Helena Hausen is Investment Manager and Head of ESG at Beyond Capital Partners

Role at Beyond Capital Partners

Helena Hausen joined Beyond Capital Partners in January 2023 as Investment Manager and Head of ESG in the investment team. Her main focus at Beyond Capital Partners is to strengthen and develop ESG along the investment cycle at fund and portfolio level to further advance the goals of sustainable investing and good entrepreneurship. In addition, she co-authored ESG articles and an EY study and launched the EY webcast series “Private Equity – Friday’s for ESG Pioneer”. She also supported one of EY’s largest PE clients as Global Sustainability Coordinator. Prior to that, she spent several years advising large and medium-sized companies in various sectors on the operational implementation of carve-out and integration projects. At the beginning of her career at EY, Helena focused on domestic and international working capital optimization projects (AT, CZ, PL, SK, US) in various sectors, mainly for receivables and payables.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Beyond Capital Partners, Helena spent nearly 15 years at EY in various positions. For the past two years, since 2021, she has worked for EY’s Private Equity Sector Strategy Office as Strategy & Market Enablement Manager. In this role, she initiated a PE-focused ESG initiative, which included internal/external marketing as well as development of ESG products, workshops and training.

Educational Experience

Helena holds a Master’s degree in International Management from EADA, Barcelona, and a Bachelor’s degree in International Management from ARU, Cambridge. Furthermore, she is a qualified businesswoman in wholesale and foreign trade.
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Bianca Bertsch

Director Corporate Communications & Brand Strategy

Bianca Bertsch is Director Corporate Communications & Brand Strategy at Beyond Capital Partners

Role at Beyond Capital Partners

Bianca Bertsch joined Beyond as Director Corporate Communications & Brand Strategy as part of the corporate team in December 2022. She is working with the management on strategic and communicative topics and supports the portfolio companies in devising, implementing and optimizing their communications strategy.

Professional Experience

Bianca has more than 15 years experience in the communications industry. She developed her communications expertise at various international PR and communications agencies and companies. Previously, Bianca was Head of Communications and PA CEO of the fair fashion pioneer hessnatur, a private equity backed company (Capvis), where she was responsible for the corporate and product communication strategy. Before that, Bianca was Director Marketing & Communication of SevenVentures, the leading TV media venture capital firm, where she was the press spokesperson and also took responsibility for the company strategy, brand building, employer branding and social media. Prior to SevenVentures, she worked as Director Corporate Communications and Interim Marketing & Business Development Director at KMS TEAM, a leading branding and design agency, and as Senior PR Manager for a German Pay TV company. In her roles a Press Manager for the international watch brand OMEGA she was responsible for the product and corporate communication and also event management for the German market. Bianca started her PR career at F&H Porter Novelli, a worldwide PR agency network where she acted as Press Speaker, PR Consultant and Practice Leader of the Technology & Lifestyle unit.

Educational Experience

Bianca holds a Masters degree in American cultural history, intercultural communication and market & advertising psychology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.
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“Beyond Capital Partners convinced us with its professional nature and understanding of a continuously growing medium-sized company like us. The confidential and personal exchange at eye level characterizes our cooperation. Together with the BCP team, we want to consolidate our leading position in Germany and further roll out our service portfolio for existing and new customers.”

Markus Wiethe
Founder and Managing Director of Wiethe Content GmbH

Markus Wiethe,
Founder and Managing Director of Wiethe Content GmbH

Portfolio

Wiethe Content GmbH

Purchase: September 2021

Key Figures at Acquisition Date

EUR 15-20 million
Turnover

>20 %
EBITDA

130
Employees

Value Creation Levers

Operational Improvements

  • Establishment of a second management level to support the managing director
  • Efficiency gains due to the reduced use of freelancers due to the hiring of additional staff
  • Introduction of more comprehensive reporting

Organisches Wachstum

  • Onboarding eines Großkunden und ein aktiver Verkaufsansatz für neue Kunden
  • Preissteigerung im Rahmen von Vertragsverlängerungen
  • Schaffung von zusätzlichen Kapazitäten durch Anmietung von weiteren Lagerhallen

More Investments

Current Portfolio Companies

Soft & Cloud GmbH​

Software Distribution

Soft & Cloud is one of the leading providers of used standard software in Germany and partner for digital solutions as well as consultant for IT issues for business-to-business customers. 

 

Ank Sanitätshaus + Orthopädietechnik GmbH

Healthcare

The ANK Group is the leading medical supply store group in Rhineland-Palatinate with a focus on medical supply and rehabilitation technology solutions for its customers.

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH

Industrial Cleaning

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH, based in Munich, is an established and owner-managed company for over 30 years and one of the largest and most renowned facility service providers in Bavaria.

Wiethe Content GmbH

E-Commerce

Wiethe Content Group is Europe’s largest e-commerce photo studio and innovation leader in CGI and digitization.

Xortec GmbH

Security and Data Communication Solutions

Xortec is a leading value-added distributor for integrated video surveillance and data communication solutions. The company’s focus is on the distribution of professional video surveillance solutions and a comprehensive range of accompanying services.

OUNDA GmbH

Optometry and Acoustics

Under the brand name “Klein, aber fein “, and with 110 shops across Germany, OUNDA is the leading group of premium opticians and acoustic solution providers in Germany.

BigCityBeats GmbH

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Since its foundation in 2005, the BigCityBeats Group has established itself among the leading producers and organizers of stadium events for club music and created a global brand core with its brand “World Club Dome”.

LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH

Lighting Technology

LDBS is a leading lighting specialist in German-speaking countries and offers B2B customers a unique complete service for all aspects of lighting.

Seals of our Portfolio Companies

Former Portfolio Companies

EBERTLANG Distribution GmbH

IT / Software (B2B)

EBERTLANG, headquartered in Wetzlar, has been one of the leading value-added software distributors in the B2B segment in German-speaking Europe since its foundation in 1995.

sysob IT- Unternehmensgruppe GmbH

IT Security

sysob is a leading independent specialist distributor with over 1,200 partners and 180 top partners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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“We are pulling in the same direction with Beyond Capital Partners. We appreciate the competence and professionalism of the team. Together, we want to continue to grow and gain new locations in Germany for our premium optician community.”

Bernd Seufert,
Managing Director of OUNDA GmbH

Bernd Seufert
Managing Director of OUNDA GmbH

Portfolio

OUNDA GmbH – „klein, aber fein“

Purchase: May 2020

Key Figures at Acquisition Date

EUR 10-20 million
Turnover

15 %
EBITDA

76
Employees

Value Creation Levers

Operational Improvements

  • Centralize administrative functions such as finance, HR and IT
  • Improvement of procurement conditions
  • Measures for digitization

Inorganic Growth

  • Active sales approach that enables the acquisition of new customers
  • Active marketing
  • Increased market penetration with existing customers
  • Buy-and-build strategy: acquisition of additional locations

More Investments

Current Portfolio Companies

Soft & Cloud GmbH​

Software Distribution

Soft & Cloud is one of the leading providers of used standard software in Germany and partner for digital solutions as well as consultant for IT issues for business-to-business customers. 

 

Ank Sanitätshaus + Orthopädietechnik GmbH

Healthcare

The ANK Group is the leading medical supply store group in Rhineland-Palatinate with a focus on medical supply and rehabilitation technology solutions for its customers.

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH

Industrial Cleaning

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH, based in Munich, is an established and owner-managed company for over 30 years and one of the largest and most renowned facility service providers in Bavaria.

Wiethe Content GmbH

E-Commerce

Wiethe Content Group is Europe’s largest e-commerce photo studio and innovation leader in CGI and digitization.

Xortec GmbH

Security and Data Communication Solutions

Xortec is a leading value-added distributor for integrated video surveillance and data communication solutions. The company’s focus is on the distribution of professional video surveillance solutions and a comprehensive range of accompanying services.

OUNDA GmbH

Optometry and Acoustics

Under the brand name “Klein, aber fein “, and with 110 shops across Germany, OUNDA is the leading group of premium opticians and acoustic solution providers in Germany.

BigCityBeats GmbH

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Since its foundation in 2005, the BigCityBeats Group has established itself among the leading producers and organizers of stadium events for club music and created a global brand core with its brand “World Club Dome”.

LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH

Lighting Technology

LDBS is a leading lighting specialist in German-speaking countries and offers B2B customers a unique complete service for all aspects of lighting.

Seals of our Portfolio Companies

Former Portfolio Companies

EBERTLANG Distribution GmbH

IT / Software (B2B)

EBERTLANG, headquartered in Wetzlar, has been one of the leading value-added software distributors in the B2B segment in German-speaking Europe since its foundation in 1995.

sysob IT- Unternehmensgruppe GmbH

IT Security

sysob is a leading independent specialist distributor with over 1,200 partners and 180 top partners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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Portfolio

EBERTLANG Distribution GmbH

Purchase: May 2017
Sale: March 2019

Value Creation Levers

Operational Improvements

  • Introduction of MIS/Investor Reporting
  • Optimization of already strong internal processes
  • Development of the company's internal infrastructure to ensure accelerated growth

Organic Growth

  • Increased investment in sales force to accelerate growth plan
  • Growth of employees from 30 to 56 FTEs

External Growth

  • Decision for organic growth based on the analyzed growth potential
  • Parallel screening of 50 competitors as possible takeover candidates and thus prepared longlist of potential takeover candidates as additional growth potential in the exit.

Exit

  • Sale to HQ Equita in March 2019

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Current Portfolio Companies

Soft & Cloud GmbH​

Software Distribution

Soft & Cloud is one of the leading providers of used standard software in Germany and partner for digital solutions as well as consultant for IT issues for business-to-business customers. 

 

Ank Sanitätshaus + Orthopädietechnik GmbH

Healthcare

The ANK Group is the leading medical supply store group in Rhineland-Palatinate with a focus on medical supply and rehabilitation technology solutions for its customers.

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH

Industrial Cleaning

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH, based in Munich, is an established and owner-managed company for over 30 years and one of the largest and most renowned facility service providers in Bavaria.

Wiethe Content GmbH

E-Commerce

Wiethe Content Group is Europe’s largest e-commerce photo studio and innovation leader in CGI and digitization.

Xortec GmbH

Security and Data Communication Solutions

Xortec is a leading value-added distributor for integrated video surveillance and data communication solutions. The company’s focus is on the distribution of professional video surveillance solutions and a comprehensive range of accompanying services.

OUNDA GmbH

Optometry and Acoustics

Under the brand name “Klein, aber fein “, and with 110 shops across Germany, OUNDA is the leading group of premium opticians and acoustic solution providers in Germany.

BigCityBeats GmbH

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Since its foundation in 2005, the BigCityBeats Group has established itself among the leading producers and organizers of stadium events for club music and created a global brand core with its brand “World Club Dome”.

LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH

Lighting Technology

LDBS is a leading lighting specialist in German-speaking countries and offers B2B customers a unique complete service for all aspects of lighting.

Seals of our Portfolio Companies

Former Portfolio Companies

EBERTLANG Distribution GmbH

IT / Software (B2B)

EBERTLANG, headquartered in Wetzlar, has been one of the leading value-added software distributors in the B2B segment in German-speaking Europe since its foundation in 1995.

sysob IT- Unternehmensgruppe GmbH

IT Security

sysob is a leading independent specialist distributor with over 1,200 partners and 180 top partners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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“Over the past 20 years, we have built a globally established brand. I am very proud to have teamed-up with Beyond Capital Partners, a strong, professional and enthusiastic partner with whom I can realize my plans while maintaining the spirit of a family-run company.”

Bernd Breiter,
Founder and CEO der BigCityBeats GmbH

Bernd Breiter
Founder and CEO der BigCityBeats GmbH

Portfolio

BigCityBeats GmbH

Purchase: October 2018

Kennzahlen zum Erwerbszeitpunkt

EUR 5-15 million
Turnover

0-10 %
EBITDA

7 Employees

Value Creation Levers

Operational Improvements

  • Hiring a CFO
  • Introduction of digital tools for smoother controlling

Organic growth

  • National and international expansion
  • Increasing brand awareness
  • Monetization of a large number of untapped revenue potentials

More Investments

Current Portfolio Companies

Soft & Cloud GmbH​

Software Distribution

Soft & Cloud is one of the leading providers of used standard software in Germany and partner for digital solutions as well as consultant for IT issues for business-to-business customers. 

 

Ank Sanitätshaus + Orthopädietechnik GmbH

Healthcare

The ANK Group is the leading medical supply store group in Rhineland-Palatinate with a focus on medical supply and rehabilitation technology solutions for its customers.

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH

Industrial Cleaning

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH, based in Munich, is an established and owner-managed company for over 30 years and one of the largest and most renowned facility service providers in Bavaria.

Wiethe Content GmbH

E-Commerce

Wiethe Content Group is Europe’s largest e-commerce photo studio and innovation leader in CGI and digitization.

Xortec GmbH

Security and Data Communication Solutions

Xortec is a leading value-added distributor for integrated video surveillance and data communication solutions. The company’s focus is on the distribution of professional video surveillance solutions and a comprehensive range of accompanying services.

OUNDA GmbH

Optometry and Acoustics

Under the brand name “Klein, aber fein “, and with 110 shops across Germany, OUNDA is the leading group of premium opticians and acoustic solution providers in Germany.

BigCityBeats GmbH

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Since its foundation in 2005, the BigCityBeats Group has established itself among the leading producers and organizers of stadium events for club music and created a global brand core with its brand “World Club Dome”.

LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH

Lighting Technology

LDBS is a leading lighting specialist in German-speaking countries and offers B2B customers a unique complete service for all aspects of lighting.

Seals of our Portfolio Companies

Former Portfolio Companies

EBERTLANG Distribution GmbH

IT / Software (B2B)

EBERTLANG, headquartered in Wetzlar, has been one of the leading value-added software distributors in the B2B segment in German-speaking Europe since its foundation in 1995.

sysob IT- Unternehmensgruppe GmbH

IT Security

sysob is a leading independent specialist distributor with over 1,200 partners and 180 top partners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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Portfolio

sysob IT-Unternehmensgruppe GmbH

Purchase: August 2016
Sale: February 2021

Value Creation Levers

Operational Improvements

  • Optimization of internal processes including automatic lead generation
  • Introduction of MIS/Investor Reporting
  • Reorganization of sales

Organic Growth

  • Recruitment of a Co-Managing Director Sales
  • Expansion of the sales team
  • Introduction of key account management
  • Sales initiatives to increase penetration of existing customers
  • Active marketing to attract new customers

Exit

  • Sale to strategic buyer CMS Distribution Ltd. in February 2021

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Current Portfolio Companies

Soft & Cloud GmbH​

Software Distribution

Soft & Cloud is one of the leading providers of used standard software in Germany and partner for digital solutions as well as consultant for IT issues for business-to-business customers. 

 

Ank Sanitätshaus + Orthopädietechnik GmbH

Healthcare

The ANK Group is the leading medical supply store group in Rhineland-Palatinate with a focus on medical supply and rehabilitation technology solutions for its customers.

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH

Industrial Cleaning

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH, based in Munich, is an established and owner-managed company for over 30 years and one of the largest and most renowned facility service providers in Bavaria.

Wiethe Content GmbH

E-Commerce

Wiethe Content Group is Europe’s largest e-commerce photo studio and innovation leader in CGI and digitization.

Xortec GmbH

Security and Data Communication Solutions

Xortec is a leading value-added distributor for integrated video surveillance and data communication solutions. The company’s focus is on the distribution of professional video surveillance solutions and a comprehensive range of accompanying services.

OUNDA GmbH

Optometry and Acoustics

Under the brand name “Klein, aber fein “, and with 110 shops across Germany, OUNDA is the leading group of premium opticians and acoustic solution providers in Germany.

BigCityBeats GmbH

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Since its foundation in 2005, the BigCityBeats Group has established itself among the leading producers and organizers of stadium events for club music and created a global brand core with its brand “World Club Dome”.

LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH

Lighting Technology

LDBS is a leading lighting specialist in German-speaking countries and offers B2B customers a unique complete service for all aspects of lighting.

Seals of our Portfolio Companies

Former Portfolio Companies

EBERTLANG Distribution GmbH

IT / Software (B2B)

EBERTLANG, headquartered in Wetzlar, has been one of the leading value-added software distributors in the B2B segment in German-speaking Europe since its foundation in 1995.

sysob IT- Unternehmensgruppe GmbH

IT Security

sysob is a leading independent specialist distributor with over 1,200 partners and 180 top partners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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“Beyond Capital Partners does not live up to the image of a strategic investor that you might have in mind. Instead, at Xortec GmbH we experience appreciative and personal communication at eye level, coupled with a very good industry and market knowledge of the investor. This makes Beyond a valuable sparring partner, especially in strategic decisions, which provides important impetus for the sustainable development of the company. Together, we are in the process of setting the course for a successful future.”

Michael Schaller,
Managing Director of Xortec GmbH:

Michael Schaller
Managing Director of Xortec GmbH:

Portfolio

Xortec GmbH

Purchase: January 2021

Key Figures at Acquisition Date

EUR 10-15 million
Turnover

>15 %
EBITDA

10
Employees

Value Creation Levers

Operational Measures

  • Appointment of a new managing director as part of the operational succession solution
  • Implementation of a CRM system
  • Further development and integration of the existing IT system landscape
  • Centralization of procurement and warehouse logistics

Organic Growth

  • Development of new vertical and horizontal sales markets
  • Active sales approach and personnel reinforcement of sales
  • Cross-selling potential with existing customers

Inorganic Growth

  • Buy-and-build strategy: acquisitions within a fragmented market environment

More Investments

Current Portfolio Companies

Soft & Cloud GmbH​

Software Distribution

Soft & Cloud is one of the leading providers of used standard software in Germany and partner for digital solutions as well as consultant for IT issues for business-to-business customers. 

 

Ank Sanitätshaus + Orthopädietechnik GmbH

Healthcare

The ANK Group is the leading medical supply store group in Rhineland-Palatinate with a focus on medical supply and rehabilitation technology solutions for its customers.

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH

Industrial Cleaning

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH, based in Munich, is an established and owner-managed company for over 30 years and one of the largest and most renowned facility service providers in Bavaria.

Wiethe Content GmbH

E-Commerce

Wiethe Content Group is Europe’s largest e-commerce photo studio and innovation leader in CGI and digitization.

Xortec GmbH

Security and Data Communication Solutions

Xortec is a leading value-added distributor for integrated video surveillance and data communication solutions. The company’s focus is on the distribution of professional video surveillance solutions and a comprehensive range of accompanying services.

OUNDA GmbH

Optometry and Acoustics

Under the brand name “Klein, aber fein “, and with 110 shops across Germany, OUNDA is the leading group of premium opticians and acoustic solution providers in Germany.

BigCityBeats GmbH

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Since its foundation in 2005, the BigCityBeats Group has established itself among the leading producers and organizers of stadium events for club music and created a global brand core with its brand “World Club Dome”.

LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH

Lighting Technology

LDBS is a leading lighting specialist in German-speaking countries and offers B2B customers a unique complete service for all aspects of lighting.

Seals of our Portfolio Companies

Former Portfolio Companies

EBERTLANG Distribution GmbH

IT / Software (B2B)

EBERTLANG, headquartered in Wetzlar, has been one of the leading value-added software distributors in the B2B segment in German-speaking Europe since its foundation in 1995.

sysob IT- Unternehmensgruppe GmbH

IT Security

sysob is a leading independent specialist distributor with over 1,200 partners and 180 top partners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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"With Beyond Capital Partners, LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH has a reliable investor with whom we work on an equal footing. This partnership is based on trust in each other's abilities in order to move the business forward together.“

Dr. Dietmar Geppert
Managing Dircector and Chief Commercial Officer of LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH

Dr. Dietmar Geppert,
Managing Dircector and Chief Commercial Officer of LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH

Portfolio

LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH

Purchase: September 2015

Key Figures at Acquisition Date

EUR 20-30 million
Turnover

10-15 %
EBITDA

103
Employees

Value Creation Levers

Operational Improvements

  • Centralization of administrative functions such as finance, HR, IT and especially logistics at the Falkensee location, including the subsidiaries H. Vollmer GmbH – Heitronic and Larsen Indoor Light Concept GmbH & Co. KG
  • Bundling of procurement for all three Group companies with their own purchasing office in China
  • Development of a matrix organization for lighting design and sales with group-wide availability
  • Optimization of digital transformation through a uniform ERP system (Navision) and e-shops (Shop Ware)

Organic Growth

  • Active sales approach that enables the acquisition of new customer
  • Active marketing
  • Internationalisation and cross-border projects in the EU

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Current Portfolio Companies

Soft & Cloud GmbH​

Software Distribution

Soft & Cloud is one of the leading providers of used standard software in Germany and partner for digital solutions as well as consultant for IT issues for business-to-business customers. 

 

Ank Sanitätshaus + Orthopädietechnik GmbH

Healthcare

The ANK Group is the leading medical supply store group in Rhineland-Palatinate with a focus on medical supply and rehabilitation technology solutions for its customers.

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH

Industrial Cleaning

Dr. Hoffmann Gebäudedienste GmbH, based in Munich, is an established and owner-managed company for over 30 years and one of the largest and most renowned facility service providers in Bavaria.

Wiethe Content GmbH

E-Commerce

Wiethe Content Group is Europe’s largest e-commerce photo studio and innovation leader in CGI and digitization.

Xortec GmbH

Security and Data Communication Solutions

Xortec is a leading value-added distributor for integrated video surveillance and data communication solutions. The company’s focus is on the distribution of professional video surveillance solutions and a comprehensive range of accompanying services.

OUNDA GmbH

Optometry and Acoustics

Under the brand name “Klein, aber fein “, and with 110 shops across Germany, OUNDA is the leading group of premium opticians and acoustic solution providers in Germany.

BigCityBeats GmbH

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Since its foundation in 2005, the BigCityBeats Group has established itself among the leading producers and organizers of stadium events for club music and created a global brand core with its brand “World Club Dome”.

LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH

Lighting Technology

LDBS is a leading lighting specialist in German-speaking countries and offers B2B customers a unique complete service for all aspects of lighting.

Seals of our Portfolio Companies

Former Portfolio Companies

EBERTLANG Distribution GmbH

IT / Software (B2B)

EBERTLANG, headquartered in Wetzlar, has been one of the leading value-added software distributors in the B2B segment in German-speaking Europe since its foundation in 1995.

sysob IT- Unternehmensgruppe GmbH

IT Security

sysob is a leading independent specialist distributor with over 1,200 partners and 180 top partners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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Lena Bürger

Investment Associate

Lena Bürger is Investment Associate at Beyond Capital Partners

Role at Beyond Capital Partners

Lena Bürger joined the Investment team at Beyond Capital Partners in October 2022. Since then, Lena is supporting management in investment decisions and transaction execution. In Addition, Lena is involved in the strategic development and operational improvement of the portfolio companies OUNDA and Soft&Cloud.

Professional Experience

Before joining Beyond Capital Partners, Lena worked for the Frankfurt-based investment banking boutique ParkView as Associate, where she was focused on large cap M&A projects and public takeovers. Her completed projects include the carve-out of Cancom UK&I and disposal to Telefónica Tech as well as advising the board of Vonovia on the voluntary public takeover offer for Deutsche Wohnen. After gaining practical experience during her studies in management consulting, auditing and banking, Lena started her career at Commerzbank. As an analyst in the M&A department, Lena supported numerous SME sell-side projects with a focus on the Industrials, Consumer Goods and TMT sectors.

Educational Experience

Lena holds a Master of Science in Finance & Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Corporate Finance, Controlling and Taxation from BiTS Business and Information Technology School. During her studies, Lena also spent a semester abroad and an internship in London.
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Philipp Ruppert

Chief Financial Officer

Philipp Ruppert is Chief Financial Officer at Beyond Capital Partners

Role at Beyond Capital Partners

In his capacity as Chief Financial Officer he is responsible for funding aspects of Beyond Capital Partners and the portfolio companies, stakeholder management, governance, (fund) reporting, ECM & DCM transactions, liquidity steering and -planning and strategic development. As a member of the Investment Team he will also be analysing new investment opportunities and supporting existing portfolio companies.

Professional Experience

Philipp joined 2021 from Deutsche Bank where he had held the position as “Deputy Head Capital Supply Management” since 2019. In this capacity his key responsibilities included the analysis and sign-off of the Bank’s own investment- and divestment projects from a Treasury perspective, management of the firm’s share buybacks and hedging of equity-based compensation plans. Furthermore, he was in charge of the Bank’s Global Legal Entity Capital Plan which included the assessment of business plans and capital requests of subsidiaries and branches and capital injections into these entities. In 2017 he was appointed as Germany Treasurer and was responsible for legal entities in Germany and jointly responsible for Treasury’s Brexit preparations. Prior to this, he assumed the role of Western Europe Treasurer in the Regional Treasury division after having gained during the Financial Crisis valuable insights into the management of the bank in 2007 – 2010 as Executive Assistant to the Chief Risk Officer and member of the Management Board. Philipp started his career in 1997 at Deutsche Bank and held various positions in retail banking, in the Equity Research Team of the Investment Bank and in the Capital Management Team in Group Treasury.

Educational Experience

Philipp holds a degree in Banking & Finance of Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
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David D. Kyratsas

Investment Manager

David D. Kyratsas is Investment Manager at Beyond Capital Partners

Role at Beyond Capital Partners

David is an Investment Manager and joined Beyond Capital Partners in April 2021. David has since been supporting management in investment decisions as well as the strategic direction and operational development of portfolio companies. David was part of the deal team on the three platform transactions Wiethe, Dr. Hoffmann and Soft&Cloud.

Professional Experience

David gained in-depth expertise at Ernst & Young (EY) in transaction advisory services for global private equity clients as well as strategic investors. He was primarily responsible for the leadership of financial due diligence workstreams and was also able to gain additional transaction-relevant knowledge in multiple other sub-services lines of the Transaction Advisory Services division. During his three and a half years as a transaction advisor, David advised on more than 30 transactions, with a strong focus on private equity and the German Mittelstand. He was able to build up a very broad industry knowledge as a generalist advisor and provided advice on transactions of all kinds of industries, but especially in the software, business services, healthcare & TMT sector.
David started his career at KPMG as an Associate in Munich. He oversaw several audit teams and gathered profound know-how in the field of annual audits of corporations, private equity, real estate and investment funds. During his studies, David gained practical corporate finance experience at Berenberg and Ebner Stolz.

Educational Experience

David graduated from the University of Hamburg. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Finance.
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Dr. Alexander C. Wenz

Investment Manager

Dr. Alexander C. Wenz is Investment Manager at Beyond Capital Partners

Role at Beyond Capital Partners

Alexander is an Investment Manager and joined Beyond in June 2019. As a member of investment team, Alexander assesses investment opportunities and executes transactions across all economic sectors. Additionally, he is involved in the strategic development of portfolio companies. Alexander was part of the deal team on the transactions of OUNDA, Xortec, Wiethe, ANK, and Soft&Cloud. His specialisation includes the execution of buy & build strategies as well as acquisition financings of portfolio companies.

Professional Experience

Alexander joined from the Swedish PE fund Triton Partners in Frankfurt. As a visiting investment professional, he worked on multiple investment assessments in the business services and healthcare space, including the acquisition of IFCO, a global leading provider of reusable trays.
Previously, Alexander worked in Strategy consulting at L.E.K. Consulting in Munich, Paris, and London as well as for US colleagues. He accompanied >15 projects and advised corporate and private equity clients (AUM: €1-25b) on buy- and sell-side processes and on strategic matters. As such, he executed commercial due diligence projects and the development of growth/ internationalization strategies for PE portfolio companies and corporate business units. He predominantly covered the MedTech, healthcare, technology, and industrial manufacturing sectors.

Educational Experience

Alexander holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Finance from the EBS University in Oestrich-Winkel. Additionally, Alexander holds a Master of Science in Economics from Imperial College London and a Bachelor of Science in Management from the EBS University, during that time he also spend a semester abroad in the US.

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Nico Strott

Investment Director

Nico Strott is Investment Director at Beyond Capital Partners

Role at Beyond Capital Partners

Nico Strott is Investment Director and since October 2018 part of the investment team of Beyond Capital Partners. He is supporting the management in making investment decisions as well as defining strategy and improving the operations of portfolio companies. Since joining Beyond, Nico has been executing several transactions. He was involved in the disposal of Ebertlang and Sysob, the acquisitions of OUNDA, Xortec, Dr Hoffmann, GDB, and Ank as well as various refinancings of portfolio companies.

Professional Experience

Nico started his career as Analyst in Deutsche Bank AG’s Group Strategy (Abteilung für Konzernentwicklung) in 2013, working on different international projects in the areas of strategy, M&A and transformation. Besides his activities around the integration of Deutsche Postbank AG, he worked on the restructuring of the Dutch transaction banking franchise, as well as gained first transaction experience by disposing a German mid-size wealth manager.
After his Associate promotion in 2016, Nico focused on the area of Corporate M&A and achieved relevant success in disposing assets as part of the group wide restructuring efforts. Nico coordinated the disposal of Concardis GmbH. Moreover, Nico contributed to the disposal of the Polish private and commercial bank and managed a variety of analyses.
He also supported the implementation of strategic projects in the German market as part of the Business Development department of Deutsche Bank’s Wealth Management division.

Educational Experience

Nico holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Mannheim and studied also at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom with focus on corporate finance, controlling and ethics.
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Volker Oschkinat

Founder and Partner

Volker Oschkinat is a Founder and Partner of Beyond Capital Partners

Role at Beyond Capital Partners

Volker Oschkinat started the investment activities of Beyond Capital Partners in 2015. Volker has over 30 years of experience. Based on his extensive track record he focuses at Beyond Capital Partners mainly on the portfolio companies thus supporting them in strategic and operational issues.

Professional Experience

Volker gained comprehensive entrepreneurial and operational know-how in the field of small and medium enterprises. He worked as Area Manager International Controlling and subsequently as assistant to the CEO of a stock listed company. Volker was Managing Director/CEO of several German and Austrian “Mittelstand” Companies. During this period he gained significant experience in Sales, Marketing, Production, IT and Procurement with a high degree of international exposure. Before starting Beyond Capital Partners in 2014 he worked as Strategy and M&A Consultant on numerous national and international transactions for more than 10 years. His scope included sourcing, initial contact, coordination and execution of due diligences and contractual negotiations. Post merger he was engaged in restructuring processes and worked as interim CEO/CRO.

Educational Experience

Volker studied National Economy at the University of Hamburg and holds a Diplom-Volkswirt. Furthermore, he gained a Bachelor of Business Administration at Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA, formerly Wirtschaftsakademie Hamburg).
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Karsten B. Eibes

Founder and Managing Partner

Karsten Eibes is Founder and Managing Partner at Beyond Capital Partners

Role at Beyond Capital Partners

Karsten Eibes started the investment activities of Beyond Capital Partners in 2015. With more than 25 years of practical knowledge Karsten combines long standing investment, operational, entrepreneurial and Mittelstand experience. His focus at Beyond Capital Partners is the identification of attractive investment opportunities.

Professional Experience

As an Investment Partner at Adcuram Group, a leading German industrial holding, Karsten was responsible for investments in German Mittelstand companies and for setting up activities in UK and France. Being Head of Corporate Development/ M&A at the Berner Group, a family-owned conglomerate, Karsten and his team successfully acquired 16 competitors reaching the targeted one billion Euros in sales. He was also responsible for the global export business and market entry in emerging markets such as Asia and Middle East. Karsten founded Eibes & Fischer International Management Consultants, focussing on Strategy Development, Growth, M&A and Internationalization projects for Mittelstand companies. At Mummert + Partner he was responsible for international business development, setting up the operations in London, Vienna and Brussels and covering strategic clients as key account manager. Previously he worked for the McKinsey spin-off Mitchell Madison Group. Karsten started his career at Morgan Stanley.

Educational Experience

Karsten holds a Diplom-Kaufmann from the University of Trier and an Executive MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in London, Chicago and Singapore. He also studied Private Equity, M&A and Corporate Restructuring at Harvard Business School and attended several Executive Education courses at Columbia Business School and London Business School.
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Christoph D. Kauter

Founder and Managing Partner

Christoph D. Kauter is Founder and Managing Partner of Beyond Capital Partners

Role at Beyond Capital Partners

Christoph D. Kauter founded Beyond Capital Partners at the end of 2014. Over more than 25 years, he accumulated in-depth knowledge in the fields of Private Equity, M&A, Coprorate Finance and Equity Capital Markets and was holding Executive Board positions at Private Equity firms from 2008 on. Christoph has ample transaction expertise, know-how in business development and an extensive network.

Professional Experience

Before founding Beyond Capital Partners in 2014, Christoph was a co-founder and Managing Partner of Trigon Equity Partners, a specialized situations investor focusing on the German Mittelstand. He held comprehensive responsibility for the acquisition, financing and the operational management of portfolio companies. Prior to this, Christoph was Chief Executive Officer of the two listed mid-market funds Themis Industries Group and Heliad Equity Partners, focusing on investments in the field of restructuring, buy-outs and successions as well as managing a well-diversified portfolio. He started his career in Private Equity as Managing Director for Corporate Finance, Capital Markets and Investor Relations at a leading German Private Equity Real Estate investor. In addition, Christoph gained several years of experience in the field of Alternative Investing and Investment Banking, establishing the European power and emission derivative trading at Tradition and Man Financial respectively working at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and London in Equity Capital Markets and M&A.

Educational Experience

Christoph holds a degree in Banking & Finance of Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and is a certified Real Estate M&A Advisor of European Business School. He is a frequent speaker at leading business schools in Germany, and a panel speaker at European investment conferences. In his professional career, Christoph has held various supervisory board and advisory board mandates at mid-sized enterprises and accompanied a large number of companies from the portfolio of Beyond Capital Partners.
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