GREENPEAK Partners becomes a signatory to Initiative Climat International (iCI)

GREENPEAK Partners signatory of initiative climat international

GREENPEAK Partners is pleased to announce it has become a signatory to Initiative Climat International (iCI). The decision to join iCI is an important step on GREENPEAK’s sustainability journey, reflecting its deep commitment to integrating ESG principles in its investment thesis.

iCI is a platform of leading private equity investors under the umbrella of the UNPRI dedicated to play a crucial part in reducing carbon emissions from private equity-backed companies. iCI signatories commit to jointly work towards reaching the goals of the 2015 Paris agreement on limiting CO2 emissions. Collaboration is a key driver for iCI. Its members commit to sharing best practice, key learnings and resources to accelerate change.

Daniel Beringer, Managing Partner of GREENPEAK Partners states: “GREENPEAK’s investment philosophy is highly aligned with iCI’s collaborative approach of experience sharing and working together towards a common goal. Our focus on establishing a partnership culture in the businesses we build allows us to scale the efforts to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement.”

Michael Ruoff, Managing Partner of GREENPEAK Partners adds: “We recognize that climate change will have an adverse effect on the global economy. This generates both risks and opportunities for our investments which we have committed ourselves to address in the best possible way.”

Valentina Stadler, ESG Officer, GREENPEAK Partners highlights: “We at GREENPEAK Partners are deeply committed to a sustainable future. ESG is deeply engrained in our corporate culture and an integral part of our investment DNA. Joining forces with other iCI members on addressing climate change will propel us forward in reaching our key ESG goal to reduce GHG emissions across all GREENPEAK companies.”

GREENPEAK Partner’s commitments include

  • As a member of the Initiative Climate International (iCI), we have joined forces with the international private equity community to contribute to The Paris Agreement to limit global warming to well below two degrees celius, and in pursuit of 1.5%.
  • We will actively engage with our partner companies to establish measurement of their CO2 emissions and set an ambitious, but realistic reduction target – and will do the same for ourselves at fund level.
  • We will support and promote the iC International among private equity firm peers.

GREENPEAK Partners is a team of investment professionals driven by our purpose to “build businesses and partnerships”. We believe that a sustainable economy is built by entrepreneurs with a vision to combine economic success with the achievement of ecological, social and governmental (ESG) criteria beyond today’s standards. We are a company builder with proven track record and comprehensive expertise in the foundation, development, and expansion of industry leaders within the German, Austrian, and Swiss markets. While executing its Buy & Build strategies, GREENPEAK aims at developing industry leaders by virtue of strong and close partnerships, ESG values, and aligned sustainable interests.

For more information on GREENPEAK, please refer to our website & our ESG policy.

Big Hitter – ROBUR CEO Jan-Jörg Müller-Seiler

It’s hard to image that a company which sprang up from an idea in 2015 could, a mere six years later, become one of the world’s biggest industrial services providers globally, but German company ROBUR has done just that.

The company was seeded from a desire to redefine high-quality industrial services in a changing market environment. ROBUR has developed a finance and leadership model that is founded in partnership and entrepreneurialism. With almost 3,000 employees across 26 member companies, the company extends across wind, water, energy, industrial, and process industries. ROBUR partners with customers such as Siemens and GE, creating holistic solutions from planning through to implementation in the areas of installation, maintenance, relocation, and decommissioning.

Today, CEO Jan-Jörg Müller-Seiler talks from his Munich office with all the confident dynamism of someone who has been leading this company for decades, rather than the modest four years he’s been at the helm of ROBUR.

“The company was founded by three entrepreneurs – I started as a fourth founder in 2017. We wanted to create an industrial service company based in Germany but then expand internationally, delivering the kind of European service standard that’s demanded by our international customers,” he explains.

And expand the company has. Since purchasing its first three companies in 2017, ROBUR is now 26 companies-strong with a turnover of approximately 300 million euros, operating across energy, wind, industrial, process, and water verticals. ROBUR’s companies are geographically spread from Spain to Latin America, the US to Egypt, Turkey, and South Africa.

Jan-Jörg took up the CEO role in 2019. Born in Spain, his international career includes a 15-year stint with LURGI an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) in the Germany and UK before Jan-Jörg became executive VP of Intertek PLC, a UK-listed third biggest international quality assurance provider in the tech sector. Four years ago, ROBUR’s founder and then-CEO and chairman Daniel Beringer came knocking. Jan-Jörg says:

“Daniel wanted to give small to medium enterprises the possibility to grow further, so we created this industrial service idea. We started to acquire small to medium enterprises to form a bigger enterprise. And we have done that quite successfully.”

ROBUR is now divided into three divisions, Energy, Process, and Digital. They are managed by business units that sit beneath these teams. It’s a model where small businesses, companies, and divisions work together to create a single, unified, industrial services offering, and is a key point of difference for the ROBUR model. Partnerships are at its heart. “What differentiates us from our competitors is partnership thinking,” Jan-Jörg explains. “A lot of companies claim that they have the same philosophy but having worked for different companies, I have seen where working as a partnership is great when everything is working well, but when you hit a crisis, you suddenly realise what your partnership isn’t.”

Certainly, the last two years have been a crisis, so how has the partnership model performed over this time? “COVID has done a lot of challenging things, disrupted a lot of things. But one thing that it hasn’t done is take our partnerships away. On the contrary, it has brought us together much stronger. We realised that as a partner-driven group we can be more successful together than continuing by ourselves.”

Jan-Jörg is clearly proud of this, so too how ROBUR has navigated the pandemic: “We have sailed through better than average because we are so diversified. The digital business has performed well during COVID, the process business, however, has not done quite so well. A lot of projects were delayed over the last year. And the wind business has done well because we are diversified internationally.”

Jan-Jörg is quick to add that it is skills and people, rather than the machinery, that’s behind ROBUR’s buoyancy. “We have created a home for specialists – they did not go away during COVID. We did not release people to achieve a certain cost-cutting ratio, because we all agreed that the pandemic would be over one day and that we would eventually need good people and good specialists to continue our mission.”

As businesses emerge from the crisis, companies which retained their staff and culture seem to have generally fared better than those who used staff livelihoods to balance their COVID-ravaged books. While ROBUR did everything to protect its staff, it wasn’t necessarily easy. “It was a big challenge, I really had to manoeuvre between costs and keeping people,” Jan-Jörg says.

“We took the opportunity to increase the quality of our people. We knew that when the pandemic was over, we would be able to serve our customers with the best quality of products and services and honestly, I didn’t want to give our competitors the opportunity to get the good people that we have trained.”

It is not surprising that ROBUR protected the livelihoods of its staff through the pandemic, as the company positions its skilled specialists as a key differentiator in the delivery of products and services. “We always have to be ahead of our competition with our quality delivery and this doesn’t always come naturally. You need to get the right people who understand, for example, how to repair a wind blade, how to engineer a pipe, how to work with robotics.”

Despite the challenges of late, Jan-Jörg is energised about ROBUR’s future: “In the next three years we would like to double or triple our revenue.” He sees this revenue coming from continued global expansion into new regional markets, including further expansion into the US and Latin America. “Expanding further in Europe too,” Jan-Jörg adds, “there’s still a lot of room in Europe.” The CEO considers the question a moment longer, “and even though we are big enough in Germany, if we found a small or specialist operator in the country with a good service portfolio that fits our philosophy, I would expand acquisition organically in Germany too. We are also looking into northern Europe, at Sweden and Denmark. Scandinavia, watch this space.

GREENPEAK Partners announced today that through their holding group PARATUS, they have acquired a majority stake in D.A.T.A.

GREENPEAK Partners announced today that through their holding group PARATUS, they have acquired a majority stake in D.A.T.A. Corporation Softwareentwicklungs GmbH (D.A.T.A.) in Vienna. D.A.T.A. is a leading provider of RIS and PACS solutions servicing outpatient radiologists in Austria led by a strong management team.

As the first investment by PARATUS, D.A.T.A. is a building block in establishing the leading healthcare software and IT-service provider in the German-speaking region.

Daniel Beringer, Managing Partner for GREENPEAK and CEO of PARATUS, commented, “We are thankful that D.A.T.A. has placed their trust in us as a partner for PARATUS and shares our ESG values and long-term vision. We look forward to working together with D.A.T.A. to continue building a platform that will greatly enhance the treatment of patients through the use of cutting-edge technology”.

Eduardo Desits, Managing Director of D.A.T.A., commented: “In partnering with the PARATUS Group, we were able to achieve a succession arrangement that continues the development intentions of the previous shareholders of D.A.T.A. and affirms management objectives that promise a profitable and exciting future for all stakeholders. This lays the foundation for shaping D.A.T.A.’s future jointly and proactively with PARATUS.

Rainer Anzböck, also Managing Director of D.A.T.A., said: “With PARATUS, there is a particular focus on technology development and the sharing of expert knowledge and best practices. The orientation of the group with respect to ESG criteria also enables us to set a new growth agenda that includes green IT, humanity in the workplace with employee development programs, and the high demands on data protection and data security.”

About PARATUS

PARATUS is dedicated to providing physicians and medical professionals with customised state-of-the-art software solutions to promote better health for the benefit of patients. The group was set up to become a leading provider of specialized niche healthcare software and IT-service solutions in the DACH region. PARATUS will form partnerships between companies and entrepreneurs to actively promote digitization and transformation into a data-driven healthcare system and support the group with HR, digitization, regulatory and data privacy solutions.

PARATUS is pursuing a long-term growth path, both organically and by adding new partners to its group.

About D.A.T.A.

D.A.T.A. is a leading software and IT-service provider of Radiology Information System (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) solutions. The company is based in Vienna and services outpatient radiologists in Austria. D.A.T.A. provides software and IT-service solutions throughout the workflow of radiologists, and is a leader in delivering quality.

About GREENPEAK Partners

GREENPEAK Partners is a company builder with proven track record and comprehensive expertise in the foundation, development, and expansion of industry leaders within the German, Austrian, and Swiss markets. While executing its Buy & Build strategies, GREENPEAK aims to develop industry leaders by virtue of strong partnerships, ESG values, and aligned sustainable interests.

To date, the GREENPEAK Partners team has built 7 platforms, with annual revenues exceeding €500m.

Munich Hotel Partners Operate hotel and aquire brand MOOONS in Vienna

Munich Hotel Partners GmbH (MHP), will open its second hotel in Vienna in the fourth quarter of 2021. For this purpose, MHP concluded a lease agreement for the operation of Hotel MOOONS in a prime location at Vienna’s main train station with direct connections to the city center and the airport. The contractual partner is Real I.S. AG, a member of BayernLB and the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe, which acquired the hotel property on behalf of a German pension fund.

As part of the overall transaction, MHP also acquired the MOOONS brand, which stands for “smart luxury” boutique hotels with striking design, urban lifestyle and internationality. The hotel, originally designed by the Bridge Group and Viennese architects Moser Architects, is thus the first hotel to be opened by MHP under its own MOOONS brand.

It offers 170 rooms in a high-quality design, a restaurant with 156 seats indoors and outdoors, and a spectacular rooftop bar with 60 seats and a view over downtown Vienna. The initially planned opening date last year had to be postponed due to the COVID- 19 pandemic. MHP already operates Le Méridien Vienna in the Austrian capital.

“MOOONS Vienna not only aims to inspire discerning business and leisure travelers, but is also set to become an urban hotspot,” said MHP Managing Director Michael Wagner. “We are certain that the MOOONS concept will enrich Vienna’s hotel and gastronomy scene.”

“The acquisition of the premium and boutique brand MOOONS provides MHP with additional growth options with its own hotel brand,” added MHP Managing Director Dr. Jörg Frehse. “This is another important step in our expansion strategy, which we intend to implement as a soon-to-be listed company.”

As reported, MHP is securing future growth on the capital side through the planned stock market listing. To this end, it is planned to contribute all shares in MHP GmbH to Lifespot Capital AG, Munich, which is already listed on the Munich open market. The necessary process steps are proceeding according to plan and should be completed by the end of this year.

Only a few days ago, MHP announced that it had acquired the former Swissotel Basel together with the US private equity company H.I.G Capital and concluded a long-term management contract for the hotel operation. Following extensive modernization, the hotel will reopen in the first half of 2022 as the “Marriott Hotel Basel”. In addition, the “Hotel Luc” on Berlin’s Gendarmenmarkt, which is also operated by MHP, is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2021 as a member of the Marriott Autograph Collection following a fundamental modernization.

MHP was advised on the transaction in Vienna by the law firms Wiedenbauer Mutz Winkler & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna, Jung & Schleicher Rechtsanwälte, Berlin, and NWT Wirtschaftsprüfung & Steuerberatung GmbH.

About MHP

The MHP Group is one of the leading German hotel providers and has established itself in acquiring existing premium hotels. MHP currently operates four Le Méridien brand hotels in Germany and Austria in Hamburg, Stuttgart, Munich and Vienna, as well as the Sheraton Düsseldorf Airport Hotel. All hotels are operated under franchise agreements with Marriott, the world’s largest hotel group.

MHP co-invests in the future Marriott Hotel Basel

Even before its planned stock exchange listing, Munich Hotel Partners GmbH (MHP), one of Germany’s leading hotel groups, has realized an important growth step. Together with the US private equity company H.I.G Capital, MHP acquired a hotel property in Basel and concluded a long-term management contract for the hotel operation as part of the joint venture. The former Swissôtel Basel will become the “Marriott Hotel Basel” in the future.

By acquiring a minority stake in the property, MHP is entering its first co-investment in the hotel real estate market. The company is thus expanding its business model. Initially, MHP focused on managing hotels owned by well-known institutional investors and acts as a franchise partner of Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel company. The rebranding to the premium Marriott Hotels brand will follow extensive renovations in the coming months.

In a prime location in Basel between the Badischer Bahnhof train station and the historic Old Town, the hotel opened in 1984 and has 238 rooms. The former hotel has been closed since November 2020. The parties agreed not to disclose the financial details of the acquisition.

“We consider the future Marriott Hotel Basel to be a jewel. Together with H.I.G, we will invest several million Swiss francs in the modernization of the hotel as part of the brand change to reposition it on the local and international hotel market under a franchise agreement with Marriott International,” commented MHP managing director Dr. Jörg Frehse.

“Despite the challenges posed by Corona, our hotel group is in an excellent operational and financial position to expand, especially in the premium segment,” adds MHP Managing Director Ralf Selke. “In addition to continuing our previous growth in partnership with institutional hotel investors, we also want to become more involved in the hotel real estate market through co-investments in the future.”

The transaction is part of MHP’s defined expansion strategy, which is supported and secured on the capital side by the company’s planned stock market listing. As announced on June 9, 2021, it is planned to contribute all shares in MHP GmbH to Lifespot Capital AG, Munich, which is already listed on the Munich Open Market. According to the plans, this reverse IPO is to be completed by the end of this year.

MHP was advised on the acquisition of the Basler Hotel by the law firms GSK Stockmann, Munich and Luxembourg, and Sailler von Dall’Armi Pöschl & Partner Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater Rechtsanwälte, Munich and Zurich, in partnership with the law firm HütteLAW Advokatur und Notariat, Zug.

About MHP

The MHP Group is one of the leading German hotel providers and has established itself in acquiring existing premium hotels. MHP currently operates four Le Méridien brand hotels in Germany and Austria in Hamburg, Stuttgart, Munich and Vienna, as well as the Sheraton Düsseldorf Airport Hotel. All hotels are operated under franchise agreements with Marriott, the world’s largest hotel group.

MHP Joins Lifespot Capital AG through a share contribution

On June 6th, 2021, the independent German hotel management platform Munich Hotel Partners GmbH (MHP), who was co-initiated and co-managed by partners of the Munich-based company builder GREENPEAK Partners in line with a buy & build strategy, signed an agreement to contribute all shares to Lifespot Capital AG (LSC). By contributing its shares in MHP to Lifespot based on an equity valuation of €59M, MHP secures access to capital markets and repositions itself for the expected recovery of the German travel industry in 2021. In 2019, the last fiscal year before the COVID-19 pandemic, the MHP hotel group generated revenues of €111.1M and EBT (earnings before income taxes) of €4.7M. For 2020, Corona-related revenues are expected to be approx. €34M with an EBT of €-4M.

Upon completion of the transaction, the managing directors of MHP, Dr. Jörg Frehse, Ralf Selke and Michael Wagner, will join the Management Board of LSC while retaining their functions at MHP. In addition, the supervisory board is newly appointed throughot the next Annual General Meeting.

About MHP


The MHP Group is one of the leading German hotel providers and has established itself in acquiring existing premium hotels. MHP currently operates four Le Méridien brand hotels in Germany and Austria in Hamburg, Stuttgart, Munich and Vienna, as well as the Sheraton Düsseldorf Airport Hotel. All hotels are operated under franchise agreements with Marriott, the world’s largest hotel group.

Top rankings at Great Place to Work 2021

Yesterday, Great Place to Work held its online awards ceremony for the best employers with more than 50 employees, where St. Vinzenz Allgäu learned about its rankings:

Germany’s Best Employer

(Companies with 251-500 employees)

18th place
18th place
Germany’s Best Employer

(Companies with 251-500 employees)

Best Employer Clinics

(Clinics with 50 or more employees)

2nd place
2nd place
Best Employer Clinics

(Companies with 251-500 employees)

Bavaria’s Best Employers

(Companies with 251-500 employees)

4th place
4th place
Bavarias´s Best Employers

(Companies with 251-500 employees)

Best employers Allgäu

(companies with 50 or more employees)

2nd place
2nd place
Best employers Allgäu

(Companies with 251-500 employees)

St. Vinzenz Allgäu was recognized for the first time as one of the best employers in Germany in a cross-industry comparison. In Bavaria and the Allgäu region, no distinction is made between sectors either. In addition, as in 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018, the award was given in the category of hospitals, in which hospitals from all over Germany are evaluated. A total of 149 companies from all over Germany were honored yesterday.

GREENPEAK Partners announces its first acquisition through ACADEMIA group

GREENPEAK is pleased to announce that through their group ACADEMIA, they have made a majority investment in the St. Vinzenz Group, where they could establish a suited shareholder succession. Thanks to the outstanding management, the hospital, as a leading provider of healthcare services in the Allgäu area, has built a remarkable brand in the region showing high patient and employee satisfaction.

With the St. Vinzenz Klinik as a partner, the ACADEMIA group now fulfills the legal prerequisite for executing its strategy of offering quality leaders in the highly fragmented special laboratories (including pathology and human genetics laboratories) market a tailor-made succession plan.

Dirk Kuschmann, CEO of St. Vinzenz Group, comments: “Together with our new partner, we managed to find an ideal shareholder succession laying the foundation for the future growth of St. Vinzenz Group. Also, we are looking forward to supporting ACADEMIA’s plan to establish a leading outpatient special laboratory group.” 

Marcus Geier, CEO of ACADEMIA, commented, “ACADEMIA offers quality leaders in the special laboratory space fair and professional cooperation. Together with the St. Vinzenz carrier clinic, we will build up an integrated and powerful network in the next few years.”

Dr Michael Ruoff, Managing Partner at GREENPEAK and advisory board chairman of ACADEMIA, said, “The St. Vinzenz Group is a premium and high-performance, service provider. We are happy to team up with its professional and experienced management who will support ACADEMIA’s CEO Marcus Geier to combine a powerful special laboratory group in the German healthcare market.”

Daniel Beringer, Managing Partner and speaker at GREENPEAK, commented, “We feel very fortunate that we were able to bring our first group, “ACADEMIA” to life with such a great acquisition.”

About ACADEMIA

The platform ACADEMIA was found to help quality leaders in the special laboratory space with their succession plans. Within the next years, ACADEMIA will build Germany’s first special laboratory group, focusing on, amongst others, pathology, human genetics, and hemostaseology.

About GREENPEAK Partners

GREENPEAK Partners is a company builder with a proven track record and comprehensive expertise in the foundation, development, and expansion of industry leaders in the DACH region. While executing its build-up strategies, GREENPEAK aims to develop solid businesses by establishing close partnerships, ESG values, and aligned interests.

Foundation of ACADEMIA, a dedicated Buy & Build concept within the special laboratory space

We are excited to announce that GREENPEAK Partners today officially launched its special laboratory Buy & Build strategy ACADEMIA. The group aims to partner with pathologies, human genetic and hemostaseology laboratories in Germany to generate superior results for practitioners and patients alike.

With Marcus Geier, GREENPEAK Partners managed to sign an experienced industry expert with strong track record in the Healthcare market as CEO for ACADEMIA. With the acquisition of an authorized hospital ACADEMIA has created the basis for a partnership with leading laboratories.

About GREENPEAK Partners

GREENPEAK Partners is a company builder with proven track record and comprehensive expertise in the foundation, development, and expansion of industry leaders within the German, Austrian, and Swiss markets. While executing its Buy & Build strategies, GREENPEAK aims at developing industry leaders by virtue of strong and close partnerships, ESG values, and aligned sustainable interests.

PARATUS - our Healthcare Software & IT-Service Buy & Build Group

We are happy to announce that we have added another group. PARATUS is set to become the leading Software and IT-Service Company within the German Healthcare market. Through partnering with of small-cap software and IT-Service companies within dedicated healthcare niche verticals PARATUS aims to deliver real benefits to their partners and customers. Among other things, PARATUS will support group members and their customers in overcoming regulatory challenges emerging from new data security laws, to promote further growth and digitizating in the Health-IT sector.

About GREENPEAK Partners

GREENPEAK Partners is a company builder with proven track record and comprehensive expertise in the foundation, development, and expansion of industry leaders within the German, Austrian, and Swiss markets. While executing its Buy & Build strategies, GREENPEAK aims at developing industry leaders by virtue of strong and close partnerships, ESG values, and aligned sustainable interests.