EKKUB Team

Team

TEAM

An open secret: It is precisely those businesses involving numbers that require people for whom numbers are not everything. The experienced team at Engelhardt Kaupp Kiefer knows the pleasures and pitfalls of the investment business.

Partner

Dr. Tobias Engelhardt

MBA

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Dr. Tobias Engelhardt

MBA

E-Mail: tobias.engelhardt@ekkub.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 518 764 10

Tobias Engelhardt has worked as a private equity and venture capital investor for over 25 years. In 2001, he joined forces with Georg Kiefer and Karl-Friedrich Kaupp to found Dr. Engelhardt, Kaupp, Kiefer Unternehmensbeteiligungen GmbH.


Prior to that, Tobias Engelhardt worked at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and then for the Treuhandanstalt privatisation agency in Berlin. Between 1993 and 2001, he was a member of the management board of the holding company Schröder + Partner (later Peppermint Holding). Over his career as an investor, Tobias Engelhardt has invested in more than 50 companies and has brought about numerous successful exits – including an IPO and large number of trade sales.


Tobias Engelhardt is a member of the BARS Business Angels Region Stuttgart and holds a lectureship in “Entrepreneurship” at Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences. He was named Business Angel of the Year 2016.

Georg Kiefer

MBA

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Georg Kiefer

MBA

E-Mail: georg.kiefer@ekkub.de

Enterprise management, management of IT companies, design of sales processes, sales controlling

Georg Kiefer began his private equity investments in 2000, initially with Karl-Friedrich Kaupp and later working alongside Tobias Engelhardt as Co-Managing Director.


He founded his first company in 1986 in partnership with Klaus Veittinger. With foreign subsidiaries in the UK, the USA and India, Kiefer & Veittinger Unternehmensberatung EDV was a leading specialist in the field of sales information systems. In the late 1990s, the company was gradually taken over by what was then SAP AG.


Georg Kiefer has accompanied investments in start-ups, a stock market flotation and a series of exit strategies. Since 2015, he has held the role of Chairman of the Advisory Board.

Karl Friedrich Kaupp

MBA

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Karl Friedrich Kaupp

MBA

Karl-Friedrich Kaupp has been a partner at Dr. Engelhardt, Kaupp, Kiefer Unternehmensbeteiligungen GmbH since 2000.


Having worked as a tax adviser since 1991, Karl-Friedrich Kaupp is a founding partner of the tax consultant and auditing firm Kaupp, Krebok & Partner GbR, with offices in Stuttgart, Hanover, Mannheim and Munich.


Over the last 20 years or so, he has invested in various companies, particularly from the IT and business services sectors. He has also acted as a supervisory board member at several stock corporations (some of them listed), such as Jobtoday AG, COR Insurance Technologies AG, Sparta AG, B & N Software AG and Personal Total AG.

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Dr. Tobias Engelhardt

MBA

E-Mail: tobias.engelhardt@ekkub.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 518 764 10

Tobias Engelhardt has worked as a private equity and venture capital investor for over 25 years. In 2001, he joined forces with Georg Kiefer and Karl-Friedrich Kaupp to found Dr. Engelhardt, Kaupp, Kiefer Unternehmensbeteiligungen GmbH.


Prior to that, Tobias Engelhardt worked at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and then for the Treuhandanstalt privatisation agency in Berlin. Between 1993 and 2001, he was a member of the management board of the holding company Schröder + Partner (later Peppermint Holding). Over his career as an investor, Tobias Engelhardt has invested in more than 50 companies and has brought about numerous successful exits – including an IPO and large number of trade sales.


Tobias Engelhardt is a member of the BARS Business Angels Region Stuttgart and holds a lectureship in “Entrepreneurship” at Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences. He was named Business Angel of the Year 2016.

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Georg Kiefer

MBA

E-Mail: georg.kiefer@ekkub.de

Enterprise management, management of IT companies, design of sales processes, sales controlling

Georg Kiefer began his private equity investments in 2000, initially with Karl-Friedrich Kaupp and later working alongside Tobias Engelhardt as Co-Managing Director.


He founded his first company in 1986 in partnership with Klaus Veittinger. With foreign subsidiaries in the UK, the USA and India, Kiefer & Veittinger Unternehmensberatung EDV was a leading specialist in the field of sales information systems. In the late 1990s, the company was gradually taken over by what was then SAP AG.


Georg Kiefer has accompanied investments in start-ups, a stock market flotation and a series of exit strategies. Since 2015, he has held the role of Chairman of the Advisory Board.

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Karl Friedrich Kaupp

MBA

Karl-Friedrich Kaupp has been a partner at Dr. Engelhardt, Kaupp, Kiefer Unternehmensbeteiligungen GmbH since 2000.


Having worked as a tax adviser since 1991, Karl-Friedrich Kaupp is a founding partner of the tax consultant and auditing firm Kaupp, Krebok & Partner GbR, with offices in Stuttgart, Hanover, Mannheim and Munich.


Over the last 20 years or so, he has invested in various companies, particularly from the IT and business services sectors. He has also acted as a supervisory board member at several stock corporations (some of them listed), such as Jobtoday AG, COR Insurance Technologies AG, Sparta AG, B & N Software AG and Personal Total AG.

Employees

Maren Bittner

Investment Manager / Legal Advisor

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Maren Bittner

Investment Manager / Legal Advisor

E-Mail: maren.bittner@ekkub.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 518 764 24

Maren Bittner has worked at Engelhardt Kaupp Kiefer as a legal adviser since 2008. She advises the holding company on matters of corporate law and is the first port of call for legal matters of the associated companies. In addition, she supports the associated companies assigned to her with their growth in the capacity of Senior Investment Manager and, if necessary, is also happy to help with customer acquisition in France.


Maren Bittner studied law in Freiburg im Breisgau and Aix-en-Provence, France. After completing her practical training in Stuttgart, she spent several years working as an independent lawyer and as an advisory board member of real estate investment funds. Alongside her professional work, she obtained an additional qualification as a mediator and conflict manager at the University of Tübingen in 2003 and completed the Certified Private Equity Analyst (CPEA) programme at the Technical University of Munich in 2015.

Till J. Richter

Investment Manager

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Till J. Richter

Investment Manager

E-Mail: till.richter@ekkub.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 518 764 12

Till Richter has worked at Engelhardt Kaupp Kiefer Unternehmensbeteiligungen since April 2011. As Investment Manager, he is responsible for managing the holdings in three portfolio companies. Coordinating closely with management, he supports companies through the process of structured corporate growth until the point of exit. He is also responsible for the deal flow process. As part of this work, Till Richter reviews all investment requests and is responsible for the initial evaluation phase involving potential targets.


Before his degree, Till Richter completed a commercial apprenticeship at a medium-sized company in the construction industry. He then went on to complete his bachelor’s degree in Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and at Copenhagen Business School. Before joining Engelhardt Kaupp Kiefer Unternehmensbeteiligungen, he worked as an analyst at Rambøll Management Consulting in Hamburg and Berlin. Till Richter holds an MBA from the German Graduate School of Management and Law, with a guest stay at Leeds University Business School.

Christina Kurrle

Finance & Accounting

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Christina Kurrle

Finance & Accounting

E-Mail: christina.kurrle@ekkub.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 518 764 20

Christina Kurrle has worked at Engelhardt, Kaupp, Kiefer since 2011. She is responsible for the areas of finance and accounting.


Christina Kurrle completed an apprenticeship in hotel management at a spa hotel in Friedrichroda, Thuringia. After years of practical experience in prestigious Stuttgart hotels, she completed a degree in hotel management at the Stuttgart School of Hotel Management in 2010.

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Maren Bittner

Investment Manager / Legal Advisor

E-Mail: maren.bittner@ekkub.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 518 764 24

Maren Bittner has worked at Engelhardt Kaupp Kiefer as a legal adviser since 2008. She advises the holding company on matters of corporate law and is the first port of call for legal matters of the associated companies. In addition, she supports the associated companies assigned to her with their growth in the capacity of Senior Investment Manager and, if necessary, is also happy to help with customer acquisition in France.


Maren Bittner studied law in Freiburg im Breisgau and Aix-en-Provence, France. After completing her practical training in Stuttgart, she spent several years working as an independent lawyer and as an advisory board member of real estate investment funds. Alongside her professional work, she obtained an additional qualification as a mediator and conflict manager at the University of Tübingen in 2003 and completed the Certified Private Equity Analyst (CPEA) programme at the Technical University of Munich in 2015.

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Till J. Richter

Investment Manager

E-Mail: till.richter@ekkub.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 518 764 12

Till Richter has worked at Engelhardt Kaupp Kiefer Unternehmensbeteiligungen since April 2011. As Investment Manager, he is responsible for managing the holdings in three portfolio companies. Coordinating closely with management, he supports companies through the process of structured corporate growth until the point of exit. He is also responsible for the deal flow process. As part of this work, Till Richter reviews all investment requests and is responsible for the initial evaluation phase involving potential targets.


Before his degree, Till Richter completed a commercial apprenticeship at a medium-sized company in the construction industry. He then went on to complete his bachelor’s degree in Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and at Copenhagen Business School. Before joining Engelhardt Kaupp Kiefer Unternehmensbeteiligungen, he worked as an analyst at Rambøll Management Consulting in Hamburg and Berlin. Till Richter holds an MBA from the German Graduate School of Management and Law, with a guest stay at Leeds University Business School.

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Christina Kurrle

Finance & Accounting

E-Mail: christina.kurrle@ekkub.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 518 764 20

Christina Kurrle has worked at Engelhardt, Kaupp, Kiefer since 2011. She is responsible for the areas of finance and accounting.


Christina Kurrle completed an apprenticeship in hotel management at a spa hotel in Friedrichroda, Thuringia. After years of practical experience in prestigious Stuttgart hotels, she completed a degree in hotel management at the Stuttgart School of Hotel Management in 2010.

Carolin Hackl

Management Assistant

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Carolin Hackl

Management Assistant

E-Mail: Carolin.hackl@ekkub.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 518 764 21

Carolin Hackl has worked at Engelhardt Kaupp Kiefer as a management assistant since 2015. She is responsible for all back office processes.


Carolin Hackl completed a degree in library and media management at Stuttgart Media University, before spending several years working in a variety of positions in the media area.

Stefan Mertel

Investment Manager/authorised officer

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Stefan Mertel

Investment Manager/authorised officer

E-Mail: stefan.mertel@ekkub.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 518 764 22

Stefan Mertel has worked at Engelhardt Kaupp Kiefer since 2007, initially as Investment Controller and then since 2009 as Investment Director. He supports the associated companies on their path to growth, especially in relation to commercial matters, and later assists them with M&A transactions. His work also encompasses controlling, and he is the point of contact for Engelhardt Kaupp Kiefer’s investors and advisory board.


After his training as an industrial management assistant, Stefan Mertel completed a degree in business administration at the University of Cooperative Education Thuringia. Before working at Engelhardt Kaupp Kiefer, he held overall responsibility for controlling at a medium-sized furniture manufacturer. Alongside his professional work, Stefan Mertel qualified as a Certified Private Equity Analyst (CPEA) in 2014 through the certified programme of the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK) in cooperation with the TUM School of Management.

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Maren Bittner

Investment Manager / Legal Advisor

E-Mail: maren.bittner@ekkub.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 518 764 24

Maren Bittner has worked at Engelhardt Kaupp Kiefer as a legal adviser since 2008. She advises the holding company on matters of corporate law and is the first port of call for legal matters of the associated companies. In addition, she supports the associated companies assigned to her with their growth in the capacity of Senior Investment Manager and, if necessary, is also happy to help with customer acquisition in France.


Maren Bittner studied law in Freiburg im Breisgau and Aix-en-Provence, France. After completing her practical training in Stuttgart, she spent several years working as an independent lawyer and as an advisory board member of real estate investment funds. Alongside her professional work, she obtained an additional qualification as a mediator and conflict manager at the University of Tübingen in 2003 and completed the Certified Private Equity Analyst (CPEA) programme at the Technical University of Munich in 2015.

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Till J. Richter

Investment Manager

E-Mail: till.richter@ekkub.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 518 764 12

Till Richter has worked at Engelhardt Kaupp Kiefer Unternehmensbeteiligungen since April 2011. As Investment Manager, he is responsible for managing the holdings in three portfolio companies. Coordinating closely with management, he supports companies through the process of structured corporate growth until the point of exit. He is also responsible for the deal flow process. As part of this work, Till Richter reviews all investment requests and is responsible for the initial evaluation phase involving potential targets.


Before his degree, Till Richter completed a commercial apprenticeship at a medium-sized company in the construction industry. He then went on to complete his bachelor’s degree in Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and at Copenhagen Business School. Before joining Engelhardt Kaupp Kiefer Unternehmensbeteiligungen, he worked as an analyst at Rambøll Management Consulting in Hamburg and Berlin. Till Richter holds an MBA from the German Graduate School of Management and Law, with a guest stay at Leeds University Business School.

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Christina Kurrle

Finance & Accounting

E-Mail: christina.kurrle@ekkub.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 518 764 20

Christina Kurrle has worked at Engelhardt, Kaupp, Kiefer since 2011. She is responsible for the areas of finance and accounting.


Christina Kurrle completed an apprenticeship in hotel management at a spa hotel in Friedrichroda, Thuringia. After years of practical experience in prestigious Stuttgart hotels, she completed a degree in hotel management at the Stuttgart School of Hotel Management in 2010.

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Carolin Hackl

Management Assistant

E-Mail: Carolin.hackl@ekkub.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 518 764 21

Carolin Hackl has worked at Engelhardt Kaupp Kiefer as a management assistant since 2015. She is responsible for all back office processes.


Carolin Hackl completed a degree in library and media management at Stuttgart Media University, before spending several years working in a variety of positions in the media area.

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Stefan Mertel

Investment Manager/authorised officer

E-Mail: stefan.mertel@ekkub.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 518 764 22

Stefan Mertel has worked at Engelhardt Kaupp Kiefer since 2007, initially as Investment Controller and then since 2009 as Investment Director. He supports the associated companies on their path to growth, especially in relation to commercial matters, and later assists them with M&A transactions. His work also encompasses controlling, and he is the point of contact for Engelhardt Kaupp Kiefer’s investors and advisory board.


After his training as an industrial management assistant, Stefan Mertel completed a degree in business administration at the University of Cooperative Education Thuringia. Before working at Engelhardt Kaupp Kiefer, he held overall responsibility for controlling at a medium-sized furniture manufacturer. Alongside his professional work, Stefan Mertel qualified as a Certified Private Equity Analyst (CPEA) in 2014 through the certified programme of the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK) in cooperation with the TUM School of Management.