Deutsche Beteiligungs (DBAG) is a well-established private equity company investing primarily in mid-sized German companies. On top of achieving a return on its direct investments, it generates fee income from managing c €1.4bn in third-party funds. This year, DBAG has been steadily deploying its investment commitments, with DBAG Fund VII expected to complete its investment phase soon. The subsequent launch of its successor should drive fee income (as it is based on committed capital). Meanwhile, DBAG’s portfolio is affected by weaker economic and trading conditions in some industrial sectors. In this context, it is encouraging that DBAG continues diversifying its portfolio and performing successful exits.