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DPE closes EUR 708 million continuation fund

28 septembre 2022 – DPE Deutsche Private Equity (DPE), the leading growth investor in the DACH region, is pleased to announce the successful close of DPE Continuation Fund I (DPE CF I) with a fund size of c. EUR 708 million. The transaction represents the largest German GP-led secondary in history. DPE CF I was formed to invest into Eraneos Group (Eraneos) and valantic Group (valantic). DPE CF I has been capitalized by a consortium of leading global secondary investors alongside several further new and existing investors.

Under DPE’s ownership and the leadership of their respective, impressive management teams, Eraneos and valantic continued their significant growth trajectories, establishing both companies as two of the DACH region’s leading technology & digital transformation consultancies. Management teams of both firms stay significantly invested and are highly committed to continue to drive long-term success.

Walder Wyss advised DPE on this transaction. The team included Florian Gunz Niedermann (Partner, Corporate/M&A), Fabienne Anner (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A), Michael Kündig (Senior Associate, Corporate/M&A), Erik Lanz (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Milos Karic (Trainee, Corporate/M&A), Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax), Janine Corti (Counsel, Tax), Lukas Wyss (Partner, Banking Finance) and Rafal Szala (Managing Associate, Banking Finance).