Pava Partners acted as exclusive debt advisor to funds advised by DPE Deutsche Private Equity (“DPE”) on the investment in atacama Software GmbH (“atacama” or the “Group”). The participation of DPE enables the Group to be strengthened through technological advancements.

atacama is a leading provider of software for the healthcare sector. The group offers intelligent software solutions for innovative case management and patient documentation for statutory health insurance companies and hospitals and consists of three operating subsidiaries: atacama KV Software GmbH (“akv”), apenio GmbH & Co KG (“apenio”) and atacama blooms GmbH & Co KG (“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 insurance companies in the dental and nursing care sectors, which optimize internal case processing and significantly increase the efficiency of case processing.

apenio offers an intelligent software solution for patient documentation and care planning in hospitals.

blooms supports akv and other partners with the AI solution AVIDOC-R in the automation of processes in health insurance through digitization and semantic analysis of complex documents. blooms also offers its sister company apenio and other software manufacturers an AI-supported, care-science basis for documentation and the automatic generation of reports and calculations.

The founders of atacama, Dr. Jürgen Deitmers and René Lenga, retire from day-to-day business and become members of atacama’s advisory board. Michael Jansen, former Managing Director of akv, is appointed CEO of atacama and joins CFO Rainer Donalies. The Managing Directors of apenio, Sebastian Fraas and Daniil Liberman, as well as Sebastian Zebbities, Managing Director of blooms, will also be appointed to the Group’s Management Board. They will remain responsible for their previous areas. All parties have agreed to invest alongside DPE as part of the transaction.


About DPE Deutsche Private Equity

DPE Deutsche Private Equity (“DPE”) is an independent investment company that supports medium-sized companies on their growth path as a partner 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 typically invests 50 to 200 million euros of equity per company.


About atacama software

For 25 years, the teams of the atacama Group have been providing innovative industry software for transparency and efficiency in the healthcare sector.

As a holding company, atacama Software GmbH unites two specialized subsidiaries, atacama KV Software GmbH & Co. KG and apenio GmbH & Co. KG, which have established leading professional and technical solutions in the cost bearer and service provider markets.

Over 70 health and long-term care insurance companies use the atacama GKV Suite for their case management. More than 75 hospitals, several care 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.