We are entrepreneur investors. We sustain our investments with our own money and our own lifeblood. We believe that it is the employees who constitute the true value of a company.

Dacapo has set as its goal to raise the untapped potential of medium-sized enterprises, together with management, and by doing so to actively contribute to sustainable value enhancement. This goal is made possible by a particular combination of our personal commitment and our capital.

As a capable equity finance partner to medium-sized German businesses, Dacapo is a supporting presence to those at the heart of the action, bringing its expertise and capital resources to bear in a wide variety of corporate situations:



SUCCESSION PLANNING:
Securing the independence and continuity of medium-sized family businesses where there is no clear succession provision.

SPIN-OFF:
The acquisition of parts of a company in the course of re-focusing on its core business.

GROWTH FINANCING:
Financing future company growth with capital resources.

MANAGEMENT BUY-OUTS / BUY-INS (MBOs/MBIs):
Support for an experienced and capable management team interested in entrepreneurial challenge and investing capital in the company.

REORGANISATION OF COMPANIES IN CRISIS (PRE-INSOLVENCY RESTRUCTURING):
Downsizing of the company to achieve structural viability and enabling a new beginning on the basis of an economically sustainable structure.

REALIGNMENT FOLLOWING INSOLVENCY (TRANSFERRED RESTRUCTURING):
Separation of viable sections from insolvent group or company structures, in order to enable strategic reorientation.



With no specific sector focus the company invests in smaller and medium-sized mature companies with a turnover of between 20 and 150 million euros. In doing so, Dacapo concentrates predominantly on majority holdings with a transaction volume of up to 30 million euros.

For this, Dacapo's core market lies in German-speaking countries, with international expansion opportunities explicitly welcome.
 
Dacapo has been in the market since 2004, and in recent years has made several investments. In line with market consolidations assets have been passed on to strategic investors. Equally, following a successful restructuring, assets have been transferred back to the original owners.