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.



LifeLine Software Inc.

The Company

LifeLine Software Inc. is a leading US software company specializing in the development and distribution of fully automated and independent dosimetric validation software for radiation treatment planning systems in the medical industry. LifeLine Software, head-quartered in Texas, was founded in 1998.



Following the successful acquisition of Euromechanics Medical in 2016, LifeLine represents LAP’s second add-on acquisition since capiton V acquired a majority stake in LAP. LifeLine will allow LAP to expand the increasingly important soft-ware portfolio of its Quality Assurance products used in radiotherapy applications and thus strengthens its position in this attractive and rapidly growing market. LifeLine has a market leadership position in the US market, serving a total of 2,300 radio therapy centers. LAP intends to leverage its international network to support LifeLine’s entry into the European and Asian markets.



LAP was established in 1984 in Lueneburg and is the world’s leading manufacturer of laser projection and measurement systms for medical and industrial applications. The company is the world market leader in the field of laser components and system solutions for the reproducible positioning of patients in oncological radiation therapy. In addition, the company sells products for projection and touch-free measurement for a variety of industrial applications, e.g. in the aerospace, wind power and steel industries.

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