AUCTUS participation

Funds advised by AUCTUS have invested in SMASER AG as well as STRANET AG to jointly form a market leader in the field of digitalization - the "DIGITAL VISION GROUP"...
March 20, 2023

Funds advised by AUCTUS have invested in SMASER AG as well as STRANET AG to jointly form a market leader in the field of digitalization – the “DIGITAL VISION GROUP”.

The aim of DIGITAL VISION GROUP is to realize the digital potential of medium-sized and large companies and to cover the increasing needs of companies that are before or in the middle of their digitization projects. Currently, there is hardly any IT company on the market that is able to flexibly and comprehensively cover the associated complex requirements for functioning cloud and IoT services. As an end-to-end service provider, Digital Vision Group offers solutions for the areas of IoT, hybrid and multi-cloud, from consulting and integration to managed services.


Together with AUCTUS, the strong growth of both companies is to be continued. Central to this is the holistic customer-oriented approach of consulting, development and operation from a single source, which is to be driven forward both by the development of new solutions and by strategic acquisitions of first-class market competitors.


“We are delighted about the support and trust of AUCTUS Capital Partner AG and look forward to a successful joint journey towards a digital future,” was the joint statement from Steffen Zulauf, CEO SMASER AG and Dr. Jörg Rieckmann, CEO STRANET AG. Peer Weder, Investment Manager at AUCTUS adds, “Especially in the exciting combination of STRANET and SMASER, DIGITAL VISION GROUP forms an excellent nucleus for us in the field of IoT in combination with deep Industry X and multi-cloud expertise.”



STRANET AG, based in Hohenlockstedt, Germany, is an IT consulting and software development company that has been supporting companies with viable and customized solutions from consulting to software development since its founding in 1995. SMASER AG, based in Darmstadt, Germany, is a provider of IoT and cloud services and has been offering its customers expertise in the realization and operation of business-critical IoT and cloud services since 2017. Although also operating independently, the portfolios of STRANET AG( and SMASER AG( complement each other perfectly in order to ideally develop the customer potential with regard to digitalization. Thus, SMASER and STRANET jointly offer consulting, software engineering as well as service and operation management from a single source. In the future, both IT specialists will be united under the DIGITAL VISION GROUP.



AUCTUS is a Munich-based independent investment company founded by entrepreneurs with over EUR 750 million in capital under management. AUCTUS focuses on the implementation of growth strategies, in particular buy-and-build strategies. AUCTUS currently manages 30 portfolio companies in various sectors of the economy and has established itself as a leading investment company for German-speaking SMEs with around 300 transactions in the last 19 years.

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