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.”
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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: https://www.atacama.de
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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. https://www.dpe.de