AURELIUS Growth Investments hires Markus Dränert as Portfolio Director Software & Technology

15.04.2021

AURELIUS Growth Investments hires Markus Dränert as Portfolio Director Software & Technology

  • Dränert brings extensive software and cloud experience to the management team
  • The transaction pipeline of AURELIUS Wachstumskapital remains strong in all sectors

Munich, April 15, 2021 – Beginning April 15, 2021, Markus Dränert will join the existing management team as Portfolio Director Software & Technology to help drive the further expansion of the investment portfolio of AURELIUS Wachstumskapital SE & Co. KG.

With Markus Dränert, AURELIUS Wachstumskapital has gained a highly entrepreneurial top executive from the software and cloud environment. Most recently, he was responsible for the company builder finleap in Berlin as CEO and as New Venture Partner for different portfolio companies. Before that, Dränert was Managing Director at Haufe-Lexware, where he played a highly instrumental role in driving the cloud transformation of Lexware’s brand division. Lexware’s well-known brands include lexoffice, lexbizz and smartsteuer. Prior to that, he held other positions at T-Online and Deutsche Telekom, where he worked on the Executive Board’s staff office and helped develop the TV streaming platform Entertain/Magenta TV.

“I am delighted to have this opportunity to contribute my wide-ranging experience to both portfolio development and subsequent operational support at AURELIUS Wachstumskapital,” Dränert said. “I understand my role as that of an active shareholder and sparring partner for the companies we invest in, providing the best possible support to the companies’ chief executives and their teams as they strive to achieve our ambitious, shared goals.”

“In view of his extensive software and cloud expertise, we are very pleased to have recruited Markus Dränert as Portfolio Director. With his many years of experience working with small and medium-sized enterprises in different market segments, Markus Dränert is the perfect candidate to further develop this investment sector with us,” said Eric Blumenthal, Managing Partner of AURELIUS Growth Investments. “We are very optimistic about the future of not only the Software & Technology industry, but also our other target sectors. Our pipeline of acquisition targets is well filled. Only last September, we secured EUR 120 million in additional capital commitments.