Aktive Investments


Krongaard is a premium service provider for the legally compliant placement and management of highly qualified independent consultants, especially from the IT sector. With its "freelance-enabled consulting" approach, the company enables its DAX and SME clients to access the experience and know-how of > 20 thousand top consultants. Krongaard operates throughout Germany and is currently present in 6 locations with approx. 160 employees in Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin and Stuttgart.


Securepoint is a market-leading provider of multiple award-winning IT security products in the German-speaking region. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Luneburg, Potsdam and Switzerland, the company employs over 180 people. Under the unified security strategy, the product portfolio includes unified threat management, endpoint protection, unified mail archiving and mobile security solutions. These are distributed to small and medium-sized enterprises and organisations via a broad network of specialised trade partners and system houses. Customers prefer Securepoint solutions because they offer a holistic concept, comprehensive protection, ease of use and an attractive price-performance ratio. Future growth opportunities will arise, among other things, from the expansion of the successful distribution system as well as the extension of the product portfolio. The funds advised by Maxburg have entered into a forward-looking partnership with the existing shareholders.


STARFACE is a provider of IP-telephony and communication solutions based in Karlsruhe. The technology company has established itself as an innovative leader in the dynamic market for IP-telephony since its foundation in 2005. STARFACE offers small and medium-sized enterprises cloud and on-premise solutions on a unified platform as well as the option to seamlessly switch between solutions. The products are distributed through a network of more than 1,200 partners and can be individually adapted to the needs of the end customer Funds advised by Maxburg partnered with existing shareholders to support the company on its path of sustainable growth.


saracus consulting develops tailor-made on-premise and cloud-based solutions in the areas of data management, data warehousing, analytics & data science as well as business intelligence (BI). With big data becoming accessible and operational through the services of saracus consulting, customers benefit from analytics-driven decision-making processes. More than 85 specialized consultants of saracus consulting manage the whole project lifecycle: Development of strategic concepts, modeling, implementation and operation of IT-systems. Current core topics include cloud-migrations of distributed infrastructures as well as big data analysis using AI-based methods like machine learning or neural networks. The company was founded in 1991 and builds on long-lasting relationships with customers in the DACH-region operating in non-cyclical industries like insurance, financial services or public administration.


KGS is a software company focusing on high-performance archiving systems especially tailored to SAP environments. The core archiving product “KGS ContentServer4Storage” is accompanied by various other modules such as the migration tool “KGS Migration4ArchiveLink”. KGS’s high performing solutions are manageable in complexity, easy to implement and available at attractive prices. Currently, more than 250 blue chip customers from various industries have been loyal users of KGS’ solutions. Funds advised by Maxburg and KGS’management team have taken a majority stake to provide a succession solution to KGS original founders.


Maltego is a software company focusing on Cyber Security and Big Data Analytics. Its product is used for graph-enhanced visualization and link analysis. It is inter alia applied in cyber law enforcement and in securing computer networks as well as a number of related fields. Maltego serves many blue-chip customers around the world and has grown dynamically and profitably since starting its activities. Funds advised by Maxburg acquired a majority as part of a succession solution at the end of 2017. For the future, Maltego plans to continue to develop innovative products and continue its path of sustainable long-term growth.

acontis technologies

acontis technologies is a global leader for EtherCAT industrial communication and real time virtualization technology. Its software products are used at more than 400 blue chip customers in the fields of industrial automation, robotics, medtech and measuring technology. As a key player for machine-to-device communication, acontis fosters industrial networking and benefits from trends like smart factories or IoT. The company is based in Ravensburg and will continue to develop its existing product portfolio as well as establish products in future technologies like Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN).


metoda is a young and fast growing company focusing on data-driven Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions to support its customers in e-commerce. The company has two core products: On the one hand, customers using the E-Commerce Data API can monitor and analyze many different parameters regarding products that are sold online. On the other hand, metoda helps customers in allocating amazon advertising budgets based on its Advertising AI product including respective managed service programs. Based on its know-how regarding big data, metoda was able to win numerous well-known national and international brand-customers. Maxburg acquired a majority of the company and supports its continuous growth through a capital increase.

Motel a Miio

Motel a Miio is a young D2C lifestyle brand for handmade pottery and stoneware from Portugal. Its product portfolio includes high quality tableware ceramics such as plates, cups, bowls and serving platters, as well as accessories such as vases, lamps, and soap dishes, all of which are sold through its own online shop and a network of own retail stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Thanks to its strong D2C focus and excellent social media marketing expertise, Motel a Miio has quickly grown its footprint as a young and aspiring D2C lifestyle brand. The founders, supported by the new shareholder, an investment vehicle advised by Maxburg, now intend to increase the company’s reach by continuing its geographic expansion across Europe.


Bunny is a leading producer in the field of super-premium pet food for small rodents such as rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs. Under the brand "bunny nature" the company offers a wide high-quality product range of basic & health food, bedding products, hay, snacks, as well as accessories. Thanks to its high brand awareness and excellent market positioning in its home markets Germany and Austria, the company has laid the foundation for a successful internationalization strategy and is already active in over 30 countries worldwide. Bunny was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Melle (Lower Saxony). For the future, Bunny plans to continue its path of sustainable long-term growth supported by Maxburg.


GfS is a Hamburg, Germany-based manufacturer of mechanical and electronic safety components for emergency exits. The growing and profitable company has been leading its German home market with its main product “Türwächter”, a mechanical lock sold to more than 3,000 customers annually. Funds advised by Maxburg have acquired all of the shares of GfS from its former shareholders to partner up with a new management team and to increase the company’s international footprint.

Safety & Technical Supplies Group

Safety & Technical Supplies (STS) Group (former ASUP Group) has become the largest value-added distributor specialist of consumables and personal protective equipment (PPE) for the decontamination, removal and construction industry in Europe. STS also sells and leases special removal equipment. Ongoing acquisition of new customers, consequent enlargement of the offered product portfolio as well as strategic acquisitions led to continuously rising sales and profits. Customers appreciate STS’s broad assortment of high quality products, competitive prices, fast and reliable supply and professional advice. STS has its headquarters in Seevetal and operates branches in Duisburg, Berlin, Eschwege and Dällikon (Switzerland) as well as several leading specialists in France. In addition, STS operates a strong online shop and offers an extensive range of certified trainings to its customers.

Psychosomatische Privatklinik Bad Grönenbach

The Psychosomatische Privatklinik Bad Grönenbach is an acute care clinic focused on depression and burn-out based in Southern Bavaria. The private clinic with 60 beds was founded in 2016 and offers therapy for patients with psychological crises and conditions. The treatment concept includes, in addition to individual- and group-therapy, body-therapy and relaxation techniques, a holistic offering to aid individual resources and resilience.
Funds advised by Maxburg entered a long-term partnership with the clinic director Dr. Jochen von Wahlert to expand the clinic and to support the company in realizing its growth potential.

Neo Cos

Neo Cos is a certified full-service contract manufacturer for care cosmetics with a specialization in the segment of active ingredient cosmetics . Neo Cos covers the entire value chain of cosmetics production: Development, quality assurance, production, documentation, filling and packaging. The company lets its customers shine in the spotlight, no own brand is operated and accordingly there is no end customer contact. The customers of Neo Cos are usually small and specialized brands, which particularly use the distribution channels online retail and beauty parlour. Neo Cos produces a wide variety of daily care cosmetics: Creams, lotions, ointments, emulsions, ampoule solutions and shampoos. The company was founded in 1991 and is located in Höxter-Stahle. In the course of the succession of the founding couple, Maxburg was able to acquire Neo Cos, thus ensuring the successful continuation of the company.


Perkönig was acquired by funds advised by Maxburg directly from the founders as part of a corporate succession plan. The company sells fashion jewellery through pop-up stores at folk festivals, funfairs, Christmas markets and wine festivals. Streamlined cost structures and tight organization of operational processes, supported by a proprietary IT system, enable the company to manage more than 350 temporary point-of-sales (POS) with just 35 full-time employees. Perlkönig focuses on female customers with its own value-price collection of signature jewellery whilst continuing to expand its market presence.


Norafin is a manufacturer of technical textiles and serves various niche-markets with high-quality spunlaced and needlepunched non-wovens and composites. Products can be found in filtration, functional clothing, medical, automotive, and construction industries. In 2015, the company generated sales of c. €30m. Within the last years, the Mildenau-based company increased sales significantly due to its flexible and innovative approach and thus invested extensively into production capacities. Norafin is supported by a global trend towards non-wovens instead of woven textiles. Researching new products and improving existing solutions is a core competence of the company.

Constantia Flexibles

Constantia Flexibles is a manufacturer of flexible packaging solutions based on foil and films to the food, beverages, and pharmaceutical industry. In 2014, the company has generated revenues of approximately €1.7bn with a workforce of around 8,300 people at 42 locations worldwide. Constantia is active in growing markets driven by global megatrends such as urbanization, convenience, sustainability, ageing societies and improving healthcare standards in emerging markets. Constantia Flexibles’ innovative packaging solutions meet the highest standards of global blue chips and local SMEs and were numerously awarded. The company invests continuously to lever its innovation capability in the future and to expand internationally.

Deutsche Umwelttechnik

Deutsche Umwelttechnik specializes in asbestos and pollutant abatement as well as demolition and waste disposal services throughout Germany. Operating through four different branches in Bavaria, Hamburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Deutsche Umwelttechnik is one of the leading providers of abatement services in Germany. Its main customers largely consist of real estate companies, municipalities and general construction industry contractors as well as companies within the industrial sector. Since acquiring a majority stake in 2019, Maxburg has supported the company’s inorganic growth strategy and significantly accelerated its nationwide expansion to become the leading platform for specialized abatement and renovation services.

Exited Investments


zooplus is Europe’s leading online retailer for pet product with sales of more than €1bn. The company's business model (online web shops and seamlessly integrated logistics) has already been introduced successfully in 28 European countries and serves roughly 4m loyal customers. With about 500 employees, zooplus offers about 8000 products for all pet varieties, mostly foods and pet accessories. Zooplus sits at the heart of a large and growing pet food and pet supplies market and is expected to benefit from the mega-trend e-commerce which will further drive future growth.


TENADO specializes in the development of computer-aided design (CAD) software for both 2D and 3D technical drawings. Founded in 1987, the company today employs over 60 employees at its headquarters in Bochum, Germany. It successfully employs an in-house sales force to target professionals from different fields such as mechanical engineering, fire protection planning, traffic planning, metal construction and carpentry across the German-speaking region. TENADO has grown substantially by offering its customers a variety of different CAD software programs with highly sector-specific and easy-to-use drawing tools and functions at affordable prices. In the future, the company will continue to focus on improving its existing product range and also enter new verticals. Funds advised by Maxburg have acquired a majority in the business in 2017.


Pharmazell is a leading independent manufacturer of APIs for the growing generics market, focusing on niche, specialty and evergreen APIs that require complex or innovative manufacturing processes. Pharmazell enjoys leading market positions in steroids, 5-ASA, amino acids and propafenone, complemented by an attractive development pipeline in anti-cancer and high potency substances. Primary markets are highly regulated and customers include a blue-chip list of major generics and pharmaceutical companies. Pharmazell runs fully FDA and GMP approved production facilities in Germany, Italy, Switzerland and India.