DPE, which has become one of the largest growth investors for medium-sized companies in the DACH region over the past 15 years, remains invested with a minority stake. The purchase price was not disclosed.
Specifically, the Baker Tilly team supported the transaction on the seller side with a Financial Fact Book, a Tax Fact Book and SPA advice. Baker Tilly team: Frank Stahl (Partner in charge of the project, project management Financial Fact Book and SPA consulting), Manager Felix Burghart (Financial Fact Book) as well as Uwe Roth (Partner Tax Fact Book and SPA consulting), Director Stefan Lehner (project management Tax Fact Book) and Manager Melina Heindl (Tax Fact Book).
GMH is Europe’s leading technology-based (e-)bike leasing group. Through its subsidiaries Company Bike and mein-dienstrad.de, it concludes framework agreements with corporate customers who provide bicycles to their employees as lessees. Employees benefit from tax advantages and services such as maintenance and insurance. GMH is headquartered in Munich and employs more than 200 people throughout Germany. Last year, the company generated sales of around EUR 140 million.
DPE Deutsche Private Equity is an independent investment company and currently manages total assets of more than EUR 3 billion. The core of DPE's investment strategy is in the areas of digitalization/software, healthcare, industrial technology, B2B services, energy and environmental technology. Within these sectors, DPE focuses on established companies that hold a strong market position with a leading product or service offering and offer significant growth potential for the future. DPE focuses on medium-sized companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and typically invests EUR 50 to EUR 200 million of equity per company.