Annual Report 2013/2014

Dear Shareholders

For Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, 2015 will be a very special year. This autumn, we will be looking back on 50 years of investing in Germany’s “Mittelstand”. Five decades during which we have financed growth through customised equity solutions and have driven change processes. Five decades during which we have backed farsighted entrepreneurs and courageous managers in developing their companies. In other words, five decades during which DBAG has played a leading role in private equity in Germany. We, too, have moved forward over time. With our successful investment activities as a point of departure, we have developed a growing fund business in recent years. The result is that we now create value in two ways: by providing investment services to private equity funds and, as always, by investing in portfolio companies.

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Our Mission Statement

Stock exchange-listed Deutsche Beteiligungs AG invests in well-positioned mid-sized companies with potential for growth.

For many years, we have focused on industrial business models in selected sectors. With our experience, expertise and equity, we support our portfolio companies in implementing their sustainable, value-creating corporate strategies.

Our entrepreneurial approach to investing has made us a sought-after investment partner in the German-speaking world. We have achieved superior performance over many years – for our portfolio companies as well as for our shareholders and investors.