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FairCap, Private Equity, Carve-Out, Spin-off, Turnaround Investor, Europa, Deutschland, Investor


We are united by the passion to achieve great things through active management of investment companies. We want to make a positive contribution to the economy, society and the environment.

The FairCap team combines many years of experience with more than 30 completed M&A transactions and the operational realignment of companies.

Our culture is based on professionalism, authenticity and a sense of responsibility.


Max Koch-Heintzeler, CFA 

Managing Partner


Our clear sustainability focus is unique in the special situations segment. As an investor, we take responsibility towards transaction partners, the environment, employees and society.

Max Koch-Heintzeler is managing partner and founder of FairCap. Previously, he worked for leading medium-sized investment companies with a focus on special situations, most recently as an investment manager at Fidelium Partners. He has accompanied numerous complex transactions in the industrial, chemical, construction, education, consumer goods and media sector. At the beginning of his professional career, Max worked for several years in accounting at BDO and in equity research at LOYS AG.


Max studied in Konstanz, Shanghai and San Francisco as a DAAD and Fulbright scholar, holds an MBA from Golden Gate University and holds the professional designation Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).


Jasper Delekat

Managing Partner


The philosophy behind FairCap is to unite a positive social impact with financial returns. We think long-term and therefore invest in employees, innovation and sustainability.

Jasper Delekat is managing partner and founder of FairCap. Most recently, he worked for the publicly-listed investment company Mutares with a focus on special situations. As the operational CFO, he supported the realignment of FDT Flachdachtechnologie, a medium-sized company in the construction industry. In addition, Jasper accompanied various transactions in the areas of mechanical engineering, energy, construction and waste disposal as part of the Mutares M&A team.


Jasper studied in Maastricht and Singapore and holds an M.Sc. in International Business – Finance from Maastricht University.


Markus Bohni

Operating Partner


We as FairCap are reliable and honest transaction partners. After the acquisition we will actively support management in the implementation of value creation projects and strategic realigment.

Markus Bohni has been active in the private equity industry since 1998 and also worked for several years as CRO at Bilfinger SE. During the past 10 years, Markus has supported various family offices and PE houses with their small / mid-cap investments and by implementing value enhancement measures. Markus was involved in multiple industrial, chemical, retail and healthcare investments for Permira for 9 years. As a Principal, he was responsible for Permira's HealthCare activities in German-speaking countries. Prior to that, Markus was an Investment Manager at UBS Capital in London, overseeing cross-border direct investments of the UBS Group across Europe. Before starting out as a private equity investor, Markus worked in investment banking at UBS Warburg and Credit Suisse.


Markus Bohni holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as well as a BA and degree in economics from the University of St.Gallen (HSG).

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Dr. Carsten Witthohn

Operating Partner


Dr. Carsten Witthohn is Operating Partner at FairCap. He has more than 9 years of experience in the operational development of medium-sized companies. He gained his industry experience primarily in the areas of production management, cost optimization, restructuring and performance improvement of industrial companies. He started his career as a management consultant at WZL Aachen and extended his experience especially in the financial sector as a manager at Deloitte in the area of Financial Advisory - Restructuring Services. Most recently, he worked as Senior Practice Manager Operations at AURELIUS Group.


Carsten holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from RWTH Aachen University and an Master degree (Diplom) in industrial engineering.

We develop a holistic corporate strategy together with the management and employees on site. The focus is then on rapid implementation of operational measures to increase the profitability of the target company.


Marcel Dutt

Investment Associate


Marcel Dutt is an Investment Associate Associate of FairCap’s investment team. Prior to joining FairCap, he worked for leading medium-sized consultancies with a focus on organization, governance, corporate strategy, and transaction services as well as in corporate development. He has been involved in numerous complex consulting projects in the Energy, Construction, Banking, IT Services and Private Equity sectors.


Marcel studied in Friedrichshafen and Madrid. He is currently finishing his MSc in Finance at IE Business School.

FairCap sees special situations as a fresh start for a company. We use this “reset” to re-align a business not only financially, but also operationally. An important prerequisite is gaining a solid understanding of the status quo of the company.

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Niccolo Azzarini

VP, Head of M&A Italy


Nowadays, corporate sustainability is a must for every business. FairCap’s entrepreneurial and long-term approach together with its focus on operational sustainability represent a competitive advantage to deliver significant financial performance while ensuring positive social and environmental impact.

Niccolò Azzarini is Vice President of FairCap, focusing on the M&A activity in the Italian market. Prior to that, he worked for the publicly-listed investment company Mutares with a focus on special situations and turnarounds. As M&A manager, he performed several transactions in the automotive, telecommunications, energy, construction, engineering and consumer goods sector. He has gained previous experience in the investment banking division of Banco Santander and as M&A analyst at Cross Border.

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Melanie Birkmann

Teamassistance & HR


Melanie Birkmann supports the FairCap team part-time as an assistant in all organisational and administrative matters.
Previously, Melanie worked as a team assistant at the investment company Fidelium Partners and is currently also employed in the real estate industry.
Melanie studied business administration with a focus on hotel and tourism management in Munich.

FairCap offers real development opportunities, flexible working hours and the chance to take responsibility and shape things. Recognition, respect and an atmosphere in which you feel comfortable are a matter of course for us.

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Dr. Johannes Pohl

Senior Advisor


Operational excellence is the basis for sustainable entrepreneurial success. FairCap works hand in hand its companies and their employees on the successful transformation towards operational excellence.

Dr. Johannes Pohl supports FairCap portfolio companies in the area of operations (e.g. strategic reorientation through to operational excellence, lean management and supply chain). Previously, he was interim COO and production manager at several portfolio companies of a listed industrial holding company. He specializes in the implementation of lean management and the optimization of production and supply chain processes.
Johannes holds a Dipl.-Ing. from the Technical University of Vienna and has a Dr.-Ing. from the Technical University of Munich. PhD.

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Christian Struck has been a founding partner of Discover Capital GmbH and fund advisor to the SQUAD funds founded by Discover Capital GmbH since 2004. Before that he worked for CMW GmbH (Family Office) and Dr. Jens Ehrhardt Kapital AG.


Discover Capital holds several strategic investments, including as a shareholder in Janosch Film & Medien AG.
Christian Struck studied business administration (Dipl.-Kfm.) at the University of Augsburg.

Christian Struck

Investment Advisory Board


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Stephan Hornung has been a founding partner of Discover Capital GmbH and a fund advisor to the SQUAD funds founded by Discover Capital GmbH since 2004. Before that, he spent several years with Dr. Jens Ehrhardt Kapital AG and at CMW GmbH (Family Office).


Discover Capital holds several strategic investments, including as a shareholder in Janosch Film & Medien AG.
Stephan Hornung studied economics (Bac. oec.) at the University of Augsburg.

Stephen Hornung

Investment Advisory Board


Operations Team

FairCap has a strategic partnership with the experienced operations team of Mittelstandshanse GmbH. Depending on the situation, one or more experts from Mittelstandhanse are deployed for the operational realignment of acquired companies. The team consists of the following experts:

Thomas Gerwert

  • Over 20 years of experience in operational restructuring of companies

  • Specialized in the areas of personnel, organization and labor law

  • Industries: Automotive, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, mechanical and plant engineering, trade, furniture

Holger Groß

  • Over 25 years of experience in operational restructuring of companies

  • Specialized in strategic realignments as General Manager

  • Industries: Plant construction, wood processing, consumer goods, IT industry

Rüdiger Leib

  • Over 20 years of experience in operational restructuring of companies

  • Specialized in corporate management / finance solutions and change management

  • Industries: plastics processing, electrical engineering, automotive, chemistry, services

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