Bremen/ Munich — Funds advi­sed by the Munich-based inde­pen­dent invest­ment company DPDeut­sche Private Equity (“DPE”) have inves­ted in atacama Soft­ware GmbH (“atacama” or the “Group”). The foun­ders of atacama, Dr. Jürgen Deit­mers and Rene Lenga, retire from day-to-day busi­ness and become members of atacama’s advi­sory board. Michael Jansen, former Mana­ging Direc­tor of the subsi­diary atacama KV Soft­ware GmbH (“akv”), is appoin­ted CEO of atacama along­side CFO Rainer Dona­lies. The mana­ging direc­tors of apenio GmbH & Co. KG (“apenio”), Sebas­tian Fraas and Daniil Liber­man, as well as Sebas­tian Zebbi­ties, mana­ging direc­tor of atacama blooms GmbH & Co. KG (“blooms”), will also be appoin­ted to the group’s manage­ment board and will remain respon­si­ble for their previous areas. All parties have agreed to invest along­side DPE and to keep the purchase price of the tran­sac­tion confidential.

atacama is a leading provi­der of health­care soft­ware, consis­ting of three opera­ting subsi­dia­ries (i) akv, (ii) apenio and (iii) blooms. The Group employs around 90 people and is head­quar­te­red in Bremen, Germany.

akv offers web-based solu­ti­ons for the case manage­ment of statu­tory health insu­r­ers in the dental and care sectors, which opti­mize inter­nal case proces­sing and signi­fi­cantly increase effi­ci­ency in case proces­sing. In colla­bo­ra­tion with blooms, the company offers its custo­mers a unique AI-based dark proces­sing appli­ca­tion that reco­gni­zes and auto­ma­ti­cally proces­ses case-rela­ted docu­ments, provi­ding a future-proof solu­tion for auto­ma­ting labor-inten­sive work. Over 70 statu­tory health insu­rance compa­nies work with akv soft­ware solu­ti­ons on a daily basis.

Blooms supports akv and other part­ners with the AI solu­tion AVIDOC‑R in auto­ma­ting proces­ses in health insu­rance through digi­tiza­tion and seman­tic analy­sis of complex docu­ments. Further, blooms provi­des sister company apenio and other soft­ware vendors with an AI-powered, nursing science foun­da­tion for docu­men­ta­tion and auto­ma­tic gene­ra­tion of reports and calcu­la­ti­ons such as PPR 2.0.

apenio offers an intel­li­gent soft­ware solu­tion for pati­ent docu­men­ta­tion and care plan­ning in hospi­tals. The soft­ware provi­des a complete over­view of the patient’s condi­tion inclu­ding docu­men­ta­tion for diffe­rent special­ties (geria­trics, pallia­tive medi­cine, pedia­trics, inten­sive care, etc.). The apenio soft­ware is used in over 75 hospi­tals, seve­ral nursing homes and more than 75 nursing schools and univer­si­ties in Germany and Austria.

“In recent years, toge­ther with our manage­ment team, we have been able to signi­fi­cantly improve our offe­ring and streng­then the trus­ting rela­ti­onship with our custo­mers. With DPE, we have now found an expe­ri­en­ced part­ner who under­stands and appre­cia­tes our colla­bo­ra­tion with key play­ers in the German health­care market and will further expand our plat­form by support­ing tech­no­lo­gi­cal deve­lo­p­ment,” said Jürgen Deit­mers and Rene Lenga, the two foun­ders of atacama.

Dr. Frank Müller, mana­ging part­ner of DPE (photo © DPE), explains, “We were impres­sed by atacama’s solu­tion-orien­ted appli­ca­ti­ons, which have been conti­nuously impro­ved and enhan­ced with new modu­les over the years to help the group’s custo­mers opti­mize and simplify their daily tasks.” Andreas Schmid, part­ner at DPE, added: “The group’s soft­ware appli­ca­ti­ons, which are targe­ted at health insu­rance compa­nies, hospi­tals and other service provi­ders, meet the urgent need to auto­mate labor-inten­sive work and actively support the ongo­ing digi­tiza­tion of the German health­care system.”

Consul­tant atacama:

miura Advi­sors (M&A sell side), Pinsent Masons (legal) and FIDES (finance and tax).

Consul­tant DPE: 

strategy& (Commer­cial Due Dili­gence), PwC (Finan­cial, Tax & ESG Due Dili­gence), GOF (Legal) and Cowen (Debt Advisory).

About atacama

For 25 years, the teams of the atacama group have been provi­ding trans­pa­rency and effi­ci­ency in the health­care sector with inno­va­tive indus­try soft­ware. As a holding company, atacama | Soft­ware GmbH unites under its umbrella atacama | KV Soft­ware GmbH & Co. KG and apenio GmbH & Co. KG, two specia­li­zed subsi­dia­ries that have estab­lished leading profes­sio­nal and tech­ni­cal solu­ti­ons in the markets of payers and service provi­ders. More than 70 health and long-term care insu­rance compa­nies use the atacama | GKV Suite for their case manage­ment. More than 75 hospi­tals, seve­ral nursing faci­li­ties and over 75 nursing schools and univer­si­ties use the know­ledge-based solu­tion apenio for digi­tal pati­ent and resi­dent docu­men­ta­tion. The company port­fo­lio is comple­men­ted by atacama blooms GmbH & Co. KG as an inno­va­tive newco­mer with the AI-based solu­ti­ons apenio NKS for intel­li­gent care and inter­ope­ra­bi­lity and AVIDOC‑R for docu­ment reco­gni­tion and process auto­ma­tion. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit:

About DPE Deut­sche Private Equity

DPE Deut­sche Private Equity (“DPE”) is an inde­pen­dent invest­ment company that supports medium-sized compa­nies on their growth path as a part­ner­ship inves­tor. Over the past 15 years, DPE has become one of the largest growth inves­tors in the DACH region and curr­ently mana­ges total assets of over €3 billion. The core of DPE’s invest­ment stra­tegy is in the areas of digitalization/software, health­care, indus­trial tech­no­logy, B2B services, energy and envi­ron­men­tal tech­no­logy. Within these sectors, DPE focu­ses on estab­lished compa­nies that hold a strong market posi­tion with a leading product or service offe­ring and offer signi­fi­cant growth poten­tial for the future. DPE focu­ses on medium-sized compa­nies in Germany, Austria and Switz­er­land and invests 10 to 200 million euros per tran­sac­tion.

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