Walder Wyss advises DPE with EUR 708 million continuation fund

DPE Deutsche Private Equity, a renowed growth investor in the DACH region, has successful closed the named DPE Continuation Fund I with a fund size of EUR 708 million. The transaction represents the largest German GP-led secondary in history. DPE CF I was formed with the aim to invest into Eraneos Group and valantic Group. DPE CF I has been capitalized by a consortium of leading global secondary investors, led by AlpInvest Partners and co-led by HarbourVest Partners and Pantheon Ventures, alongside several further new and existing investors.

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

Walder Wyss has advised DPE on this transaction. The team included Florian Gunz Niedermann (partner, corporate/m&a, pictured), 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).