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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.

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Dietrich Engineering Consultants Group

The company

Dietrich Engineering Consultants Group (“Dec” or “Dec Group”), headquartered in Switzerland, is a leading and globally operating nsupplier of powder handling and process containment systems with a focus on the pharmaceutical industry. Dec’s custom designed systems enable the safe and sterile transport of hazardous and explosive powders, thereby increasing safety, hygiene, containment and productivity of the production process.

 

Based on its leading technology, Dec was able to expand its product portfolio covering various process steps such as mixing, micronization, dosing, emptying and filling in addition to transportation.

 

The transaction

The two founders and shareholders of Dec Group have developed the Company into a leading system supplier with annual sales of over CHF 50 million. In order to fully implement the firm’s ambitious organic and inorganic growth plan the Dietrich family were looking for a partner with significant expertise in working with founder-led firms. Both brothers will remain shareholders and will continue to run the day-to-day operations of the Company.

 

The acquisition remains subject to approval from antitrust authorities. Seller and buyer have agreed not to disclose the financial terms of the transaction. Financing of the transaction is provided by capiton’s current investment vehicle, capiton V.

 

capiton was advised by Roland Berger (commercial), Deloitte (financial), EY (tax and structuring), BMH (legal), AvS (management audit) and Tauw (ESG).

Facts & Figures

Foundation

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.

Partnership

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
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