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.



GPE Group

The company

GPE Group, with locations in Dassow, Neumünster and Seebach, is a specialist for MedTech systems and components, generating sales of over € 50 million. As a systems supplier, GPE covers the entire supply chain from design, development and manufacturing to packaging and logistics of medical technology products. Based on the strong existing market position and the impact of tighter regulation for medical technology products in 2020 (MDR), capiton plans to grow the company in the coming years organically and through targeted acquisitions.

The transaction

capiton acquires GPE Group from the current shareholder together with the management team, including Mr. Steven Anderson, the former managing director of Hartmann Germany. Financing of the transaction is provided by capiton’s current investment vehicle, capiton V.

The transaction remains subject to approval from competition authorities. Seller and buyers have agreed not to disclose the financial terms of the transaction. capiton was advised by Roland Berger (commercial), KPMG (financial), EY (tax), CMS (legal), AvS (management audit) and Tauw (ESG).

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