Avedon and DMS pursue joint growth strategy

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Avedon Capital Partners announced today that is has invested into DMS (Daten Management Service GmbH) alongside DMS’ managing directors Johannes Heibel and Gunther Jahn. DMS is a leading business process outsourcing company focusing on the energy vertical. Through its investment, Avedon supports the existing growth trajectory of DMS, including the further expansion of its automation offering.

DMS group (DMS Daten Management Service GmbH, together with its sister companies PMD Projektmanagement GmbH, and DMS Personal GmbH; hereinafter collectively “DMS” or the “Company”) is a leading energy market service provider focusing on complex processes for the energy industry. DMS supports both established companies (utilities, grid operators) from the energy vertical as well as new market participants (new energy sales companies, metering point operators) with in-depth process and application knowledge. Thus, DMS also plays a pivotal role in the successful management of the energy transition.
Avedon will support management with both financial and strategic advice in further strengthening the company’s market position. The strategy of DMS will center around growing its capacity, investments into its process know-how, and automation offering, as well as the further expansion of its full-service (managed) BPO services.
The management team around Johannes Heibel, who has been with the Company as managing director since 2010, and Gunther Jahn, who is responsible for building up, amongst others, DMS’s automation services since 2017, will continue to lead the company and its excellent workforce. Both managing directors are investing alongside Avedon Capital Partners in DMS, underpinning the company’s potential.

Johannes Heibel: “Thanks to our close customer relationships and our committed and experienced staff, we can look back on a very successful development. We want to continue this success story and are pleased to have found a partner in Avedon Capital Partners who supports our growth strategy both in our core business as well as beyond, including exploring inorganic routes.”

Gunther Jahn: “Times in the energy industry are more exciting than ever before. New business areas and rapidly evolving new process and system landscapes, which are caused among others by the transition towards renewable energy, challenge the market and lead to new solutions with regards to functionality and cost efficiency. Hybrid solutions (human and digital intelligence), automation services and holistic BPO 2.0 concepts are in focus in to ensure we continue to support our customers with our proven reliability and quality.”

Kai Hübner, Investment Manager at Avedon Capital Partners adds: “Together with Mr. Heibel and Mr. Jahn, we are pleased to enter into a new partnership and to support DMS in the implementation of its strategic goals. DMS is a true hidden champion with a very high degree of specialization, and thus fits perfectly into our approach of investing in leading mid-sized niche players within our four sectors. We look forward to working with the entire DMS group.”

About DMS
DMS group is a leading independent BPO service provider in the German energy sector active for over 20 years and offers a broad portfolio of services for grid and metering point operators, energy distributors, both for incumbent as well as for new market participants. The company is active with 8 locations across Germany and employs more than 800 employees. The service portfolio of the group is supplemented with automation solutions, process and system consulting and industry-specific training. DMS’ mission is to support its customers with reliable, innovative and sustainable service solutions.

About Avedon
Avedon Capital Partners (“Avedon”) is a leading private equity growth investor focused on the DACH region and the Benelux countries, investing €612 million from its current fund Avedon IV. Avedon has made around 60 new platform investments to date, supporting management teams, families and entrepreneurs of niche market leaders in realizing their growth ambitions. Target sectors include Smart Industries, Consumer & Health, Software & Technology and Business Services.