ARQIS advises DPE Deutsche Private Equity on Green Mobility Holding exit to Rivean

26. May 2023

ARQIS advised DPE Deutsche Private Equity (“DPE”) on the sale of its majority stake in Green Mobility Holding GmbH (“GMH”) to European private equity firm Rivean Capital.

Green Mobility Holding is one of Europe’s leading technology-based (e-)bike leasing provider. Through its subsidiaries Company Bike and, it enters into framework agreements with corporate clients who provide bicycles to their employees as lessees. The employees benefit from tax concessions as well as from services such as maintenance and insurance. GMH is headquartered in Munich and has more than 200 employees across Germany. Last year, the company generated revenues of around €140 million.

The previous majority shareholder DPE is one of the largest growth investors in the DACH region. Volker Hichert, founder and chairman of DPE’s advisory board, said: “Despite our clear focus on growth companies, it is also rare at DPE that the management team, together with the founders and capital providers, succeed in multiplying the turnover within two years. This is an extraordinary achievement, and it has been a great pleasure to contribute to it. With Rivean Capital on board, we are confident that we will be equally successful in the next phase of strong growth.”

With the new majority owner Rivean Capital, the company aims to continue its growth path and further expand its market share in Germany and neighboring European countries. DPE remains invested with a minority share. Further shares are held by the founders and management of the two subsidiaries, Company Bike and

The team led by ARQIS partner Jörn-Christian Schulze regularly advises DPE and also accompanied the entry and expansion of Green Mobility Holding to date.


Advisors to DPE

ARQIS (Düsseldorf/Munich): Dr. Jörn-Christian Schulze (Lead, Private Equity), Thomas Chwalek, Dr. Maximilian Backhaus, Kamil Flak, Laura Ally Rizzi, Jasmin Grünen (all Private Equity), Jens Knipping (Tax) (all: Core-Deal-Team), Dr. Friedrich Gebert (Public & Regulatory Law), Dr. Ulrich Lienhard (Real Estate), Marcus Nothhelfer (IP); Counsel: Dr. Nima Hanifi-Atashgah (Private Equity), Anja Markworth (Labour Law), Dennis Reisich (Tax); Managing Associates:, Nora Meyer-Stratmann (IP), Martin Weingärtner (Pensions) ; Associates: Christos Choudeloudis, Anselm Graf, Katrin Ludwig, Severin Steffens (all Private Equity), Tim Bresemann (Real Estate), Rolf Tichy (IP); Legal Specialists: Hannah Potter (Private Equity); Other Legal Staff: Jan Phillip Ludwig

Poellath (München): Dr. Michael Best, Tobias Deschenhalm, Cornelius L. Roth (Tax Structuring)

Gleiss Lutz (Munich): Dr. Petra Linsmeier, Pascal Pitz-Klauser (Antitrust)

Hogan Lovells (Munich): Dr. Niolaus Zirngibl, Thiemo Woertge, Dr. Kilian Pfahl (advisor founder)

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek (Frankfurt am Main): Dr. Till Naruisch, Lena Wagner (advisor founder)


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