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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.



EMS Schwanenmühle Group

Sale of shares to a Luxembourg-based Family office

The company

EMS Schwanenmühle Group develops, produces and sells electric specialty products for high-voltage current applications used in electricity generation, electricity distribution and in industrial contexts. The company also develops and sells power rail systems to customers all over the world.

The company has production facilities in Germany and Poland and generated sales of more than € 60 million with a headcount of approximately 220 employees in 2017.

About the transaction

In December 2012, capiton acquired the majority of the shares from the founding partners in the context of an MBO. With the transaction that has now been closed, capiton and the minority shareholders sold its shareholdings to a Luxembourg-based Family Office. The parties have agreed not to disclose further details of the transaction.


capiton was advised by CMS Hasche Sigle (legal) as well as Ernst & Young (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