Bring your vision to life.

Capital with vision

capiton enables small and medium-sized businesses in the DACH region to achieve ambitious goals. Not only do they receive capital from us, they also benefit from our expertise and personal support. We listen carefully, make quick decisions and are accessible, because we know that nothing generates confidence like your own vision in your own hands.



Gess Group

capiton sells its shares to JR Holding AG


The company

Gess Group is a personnel services company specializing in the placement of highly qualified employees. In September 2010 capiton acquired a majority stake in Gess. During the holding period the Group continued to grow and expanded its product portfolio by acquiring the two companies, Best Job IT and Graeber & Partner. In 2016 the Group generated sales of c. EUR 72m and currently employs approximately 1,850 employees.



The transaction

With the transaction that has now been signed, capiton is selling its shareholding in the Gess Group to JR Holding AG, based in Ingolstadt, Germany. The JR Group was founded in 2009 and currently is a portfolio company of AUCTUS. The transaction is still subject to the approval of the antitrust authorities. The parties have also agreed not to disclose further details of the transaction. capiton was advised by Lincoln International (M&A), CMS
Hasche Sigle (legal) as well as EY (financial & tax).

Facts & Figures


capiton’s predecessor company was founded in the mid-1980s. capiton AG was established in 1999. The firm became an independent company in 2004, following a Management-Buy-Out.


capiton is managed by 9 partners and is an owner-managed financial investor.

Track record

The capiton team has supported more than 80 companies, and over 70 investments have been realised. At present, the company manages a fund volume of €1.1 billion.

Investment range

capiton invests in small and medium-sized companies in German-speaking countries. We usually invest between €20 and €60 million of our own funds in profitable companies with turnover between €50 and €300 million. We are also able to execute much larger transactions together with co-investors.

What our portfolio companies say

capiton is familiar with the needs of SMEs, understands them, and acts accordingly.

Josef Raith, Founder

Companies in our portfolio