We acquire stakes in listed and owner-managed technology firms

German Technology AG acquires stakes in listed and owner-managed technology firms. Many companies possess valuable know-how, and we want to unlock this potential together with their management and staff to achieve long-term value creation.

We develop the companies in our portfolio through entrepreneurial commitment and by taking the long view.
A central aspect in which we differ from private equity investors is that we have no investment horizon or predetermined exit scenario. This approach combines industrial expertise with technological foresight. That is why we are a strong partner for established as well as for start-up companies.

Long-term Investor
Integration of Science
Part of the Bantleon Bank Group

Operation

We have brought asset management and scientific capabilities together in a way that is unique in Germany. A team of experienced equity analysts, private equity experts and industry representatives works closely with the »Bantleon Technology Council«, which comprises leading scientists from a variety of research institutions.

This combination allows us to identify industrial developments at an early stage and master entrepreneurial challenges as they arise. We can thus provide support for structural, operational and strategic change processes and promote sustainable growth. Scenarios in which we envisage acquiring stakes include succession, buyout, strategic realignment and growth financing.

Succession & Buyouts
Strategic Realignment
Growth
Financing

Holdings

A 28.95% stake is held in LPKF Laser & Electronics AG (18.20% German Technology AG und 10.75% Bantleon Bank AG/Mr. Jörg Bantleon). LPKF Laser & Electronics AG, founded in 1976, is a specialised mechanical engineering company that develops and manufactures laser systems used in the production of electronic components and in the solar industry.

Management

Dr Markus Peters

Member of the Executive Board, Head of Finance and Investment, born 1964: After training as a banker, Markus Peters studied Economics at Kiel University and in the US. He has held a number of high-level positions at RWE, thyssenkrupp, Inoxum and DMG MORI, including Chief Financial Officer in the US for four years.

Other mandates: Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LPKF

Jörg Schubert

Member of the Executive Board, Head of Sales, born 1971: Jörg Schubert began his career at Bantleon AG in Hanover, initially as a bond trader and later as a specialist in the conception of institutional bond portfolios. He has been the member of the Bantleon AG Executive Board in charge of relationship management for institutional and private investors in Germany since 1999.

German Technology AG

Aegidientorplatz 2a
D-30159 Hanover
Telephone: +49 (0) 511 288 798-70

Türkenstraße 7
D-80333 München
Telephone: +49 (0) 89 262 075 3-70

mail@germantechnology.com

Bantleon Bank Group

German Technology AG is part of the Bantleon Bank Group, which specialises in institutional investments with a focus on capital preservation. The team behind this process comprises some of the world’s best macroeconomic analysts, experienced equity and bond managers and leading scientists from the technology sector. Formed in Hanover in 1991, Bantleon now practises active management in three areas: Bond Management, Extended Investment Strategies (with a predominantly quantitative approach) and Technology Investments. Technology Investments is a response to global structural shifts resulting from demographic trends and technological advances.

In total, Bantleon’s 49 employees manage EUR 5.8 billion (CHF 6.5 billion) for clients in Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and elsewhere. Investors include first and foremost banks, insurers, industrial firms and pension providers.

(as of 31 December 2018)

49
Employees
5.8
bn EUR AuM
1991
Foundation
5
Countries
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