IMAP has advised DPG Deutsche Elektro Prüfgesellschaft mbH (DPG), a leading service provider for electrical and non-electrical workplace safety inspections, on its acquisition by the mid-market financier Rantum Capital. The management team led by Klaus Weißenberger and Oliver Ort has successfully developed DPG since its foundation and is acquiring a stake in the company in the course of the transaction.
Founded in 2015, the company focuses on inspections of portable electrical equipment as well as fixed electrical systems and electrical machines. With the help of state-of-the-art measuring equipment and its proprietary “PrüfApp”, DPG’s testing procedures satisfy the highest quality standards and guarantee efficient and legally compliant documentation. The company employs approximately 300 individuals and maintains relationships with more than 1,600 customers from the industrial, retail, and public sector as well as the facility management industry.
Rantum Capital was founded in 2013 and has since been providing financing, tailored to the situation, to medium-sized companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the form of debt or equity via separate funds. The debt funds specialize in generally subordinated debt solutions for medium-sized companies. The focus of the equity funds is on majority investments in high-growth SMEs, which can benefit particularly from Rantum Capital’s wide-ranging networks.
Klaus Weißenberger of DPG comments: “We are pleased to have found an excellent partner in Rantum to support us on our growth path in the coming years. In addition to the personal fit, Oliver Ort and I consider Rantum’s extensive network, experience with comparable business models and available capital for further growth to be a strong basis to enhance the quality and breadth of the existing service offering and to be the best possible partner for our customers.”
Riklef von Schüßler, representing the vendors, adds: “We would like to thank the IMAP team for their professional preparation, sound advice and tireless execution in order to make this future-proof solution for DPG possible”.
The IMAP team consisting of Dr. Carsten Lehmann, Torsten Denker, Mathias Bosse und Mehmet Koc exclusively advised the shareholders of DPG within a structured M&A process and supported them in negotiating and successfully closing the transaction.