Minority Investment by Drees & Sommer SE (2019)

interfaceMA

Sector: Proptech. Construction belongs to the industries with the highest digitization potential. While digital solutions are fairly widespread throughout the planning phase, construction itself, a…

Sector: Proptech. Construction belongs to the industries with the highest digitization potential. While digital solutions are fairly widespread throughout the planning phase, construction itself, a naturally analogue process, subject to many external factors, can be famously inefficient. Digital solutions may contribute to optimize organization and processes over the entire value chain – on to administration and revitalization of buildings – thereby creating new values. Drees & Sommer SE supports the construction and real estate industry internationally as development and process consultant from the first idea and its realization on to potential revitalization, employs 3,200 staff at 40 locations and generated revenues of EUR 380 million in 2017. The volume of projects managed in 2017 amounted to EUR 46 billion. In order to digitize this business model several cooperations had been launched already, also with interfaceMA GmbH (https://www.interfacema.de). Deepening these joint efforts Drees & Sommer SE now acquires a minority interest in interfaceMA GmbH. interfaceMA (https://www.interfacema.de/) was founded in 2013 and specializes in the development of B2B software and services for the real estate sector. Focus areas include applications for mobile data recording and -processing, process management and browser based geoinformation systems. The tailor made software tools of interfaceMA support the efficient valuation of real estate, property management through seamless information and continuous information chains in administration, rental and marketing and asset management a.o. through targeted development of assets on the basis of reliable base data. in rebus corporate GmbH supported interfaceMA GmbH as exclusive financial advisor throughout the transaction.

Company Succession (2018)

abravo

Sector: Telecommunication/ Services. abravo GmbH (https://abravo.de/), based in Germering  (greater Munich area), is a service provider in the call center sector. Since company foundation in…

Sector: Telecommunication/ Services. abravo GmbH (https://abravo.de/), based in Germering  (greater Munich area), is a service provider in the call center sector. Since company foundation in 2002 services in the area of consulting, training, outbound, increasingly inbound as well as related SW solutions have been offered to a client base which grew to several hundred small and medium enterprise accounts. Upon evaluating several transaction structures and following intensive discussions with the relevant buyer group a solution for company succession has been successfully implemented in 2018. Buyer:   CMH Holding DOOEL Skopje

Series A (2017)

Barfer’s Wellfood

Sector: Pet Food/ Processing & (E) – Commerce. As a producer of fresh meat home pet food Berlin based Barfer’s Wellfood (whereby “BARF” stands for…

Sector: Pet Food/ Processing & (E) - Commerce. As a producer of fresh meat home pet food Berlin based Barfer’s Wellfood (whereby “BARF” stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) has been growing dynamically for years. The company (www.barfers-wellfood.de) packages and distributes home pet food on- and offline through four retail shops as well as through an online shop, all company-owned, directly to end consumers and employs more than 30 staff. It is also due to the complete mixtures offered that Barfer’s Wellfood production capacities reached their limits. These are the only complete feed mixtures approved by the German Agricultural Society (“Deutsche Landwirtschaftsgesellschaft – DLG”) with a DLG certificate, can be used immediately and without any additional supplements upon thawing, avoiding malnutrition of pets and thus enjoy increasing popularity among pet owners. Barfer’s Wellfood has already become an innovation leader in its segment and the equity capital acquired now allows the company to keep expanding its facilities in Berlin-Marienfelde and plan for an expansion of offline distribution in Berlin and other German cities.

Series A (2017)

TreasureHunt

Sector: Gaming/ SW Development & Marketing. Berlin based TreasureHunt (www.treasurehuntstudios.com), founded a.o. by veterans from EA, Zynga, Rovio and King has been developing games for…

Sector: Gaming/ SW Development & Marketing. Berlin based TreasureHunt (www.treasurehuntstudios.com), founded a.o. by veterans from EA, Zynga, Rovio and King has been developing games for mobile platforms since 2014 and came out with Pet Paradise, a “Bubble-Shooter-Pet-Collection-Game”, in June 2017 in both iOS and Android. In order to gain further market share in its mainstream, interactive user entertainment segment and keep enhancing TreasureHunt and team the strategic investor acquired, Gauselmann Group – next to business angels – not only contributes capital over the amount of USD 6M but also other company resources.

Series A (2016)

AX Semantics

Sector: Automated Text Generation/ B2B SaaS Stuttgart based AX Semantics (www.ax-semantics.com) is one of the leaders in the area of natural language generation (NLG) worldwide. The…

Sector: Automated Text Generation/ B2B SaaS Stuttgart based AX Semantics (www.ax-semantics.com) is one of the leaders in the area of natural language generation (NLG) worldwide. The company combines extensive journalistic and publishing experience with innovative technology. AX Semantics works on the vision to make the automized production of text available to as many users without programming know how as possible. With the help of the new investment by three German media companies rich in tradition AX Semantics keeps driving the development of its product suite, including the enhancement of its own programing language ATML3 (Automated Text Markup Language) as well as of its SaaS-Platform myAX.

Series A (2016)

CineApp

Sector: Mobile Marketing/ Lead Generation Berlin and Frankfurt a.M. based CineApp (Cinema Mobile GmbH) is a market place for mobile cinema tickets and a mobile App…

Sector: Mobile Marketing/ Lead Generation Berlin and Frankfurt a.M. based CineApp (Cinema Mobile GmbH) is a market place for mobile cinema tickets and a mobile App that allows cinema operators to involve mobile devices more effectively into communication and distribution. With CineApp the operator Cinema Mobile GmbH offers a cost transparent alternative to traditional sales channels, making the tickets of various cinemas available on one platform. Paper tickets are replaced by e-tickets that are saved directly on the smart phone. The opportunity to buy digital cinema tickets via smart phone creates one central market place for all cinema visitors and operators, also helping local and national partners to exploit the potential of actively winning clients in the mobile segment.

Seed Financing (2013 - 2017)

Chess Boxing Global

Sector: Sports/ Event Management & Marketing Chessboxing was brought to life by Dutch born Iepe Rubingh in 2003. He was inspired by „Froid Équateur“, a…

Sector: Sports/ Event Management & Marketing Chessboxing was brought to life by Dutch born Iepe Rubingh in 2003. He was inspired by „Froid Équateur“, a graphic novel written by comic artist and film director Enki Bilal in 1992. Enki Bilal further created a series of paintings with chessboxing motifs. One of his major paintings was unveiled and auctioned by Artcurial on Champs Élysées in Paris, the respective proceeds providing the first external financing of the company in 2013, complemented by private investors in subsequent years. Chessboxing combines the #1 thinking and the #1 fighting sport into 11 alternating rounds of fighting, whereby opponents win by checkmate or knockout – whichever comes first. Under its own brand Berlin based Chess Boxing Global Marketing  (www.chessboxing-global.com) builds a professional league. The first World Championships were held in Moscow in 2013 and in Berlin in 2014. After founding the World Chess Boxing Organization (WCBO) chessboxing clubs and associations started appearing all over the world. As of 2015 the WCBO already had members in China, India, Italy, Russia, Germany, Mexico, Turkey and the US.

Sale Green Cup Coffee (2016)

MYMUESLI

Sector: Food & Beverage/ E – Commerce. Passau based Green Cup Coffee (www.green-cup-coffee.de) offers customers exclusively selected high end gourmet coffee whose origins can be tracked…

Sector: Food & Beverage/ E - Commerce. Passau based Green Cup Coffee (www.green-cup-coffee.de) offers customers exclusively selected high end gourmet coffee whose origins can be tracked to the respective coffee plantation. These “Single Finca Coffees” are traded transparently, the business corresponding to criteria of ecologic sustainability. The transaction strengthens the focus of mymuesli (www.mymuesli.com) on core business areas.