Active Capital Company and management invest in SchahlLED

February 19, 2019

Munich, 11 February 2019 – SchahlLED is a leading turnkey service provider of Intelligent LED solutions for primarily industrial applications in the DACH region. As the pioneer in intelligent radio-controlled lighting systems for industrial applications in DACH, SchahlLED has accumulated 7 years and several hundred projects of expertise. The cutting edge intelligent LED solutions save up to 95% of energy costs versus traditional lighting as well as significant energy savings versus regular LED and are used in production facilities, warehouses, parking garages and cold storages. The typical RoI of an intelligent SchahlLED Lighting project is between 12 and 36 months.

Strategy going forward

Over the coming years, parties expect to accelerate growth through a combination of broadening the intelligent LED product portfolio, geographical expansion and targeted add-on acquisitions. SchahlLED is market leader in its core DACH market and is optimally positioned to support industrial customers in reducing their carbon footprint by providing the latest energy-efficient intelligent LED solutions. By continuing to invest in our products and partners we aim to become the leading Pan-European turnkey Intelligent LED service provider and become a leader in LED enabled “Industrial Internet of Things” applications. In addition to pursuing various autonomous growth avenues there are several opportunities for add-on acquisitions in both Germany and western Europe. Together with ACC it is our goal to bring the benefits of our leading intelligent LED solutions to a wider European industrial client base.

Management & shareholders

Managing Directors Bernd von Doering and Erich Obermeier of SchahlLED comment: “We look forward to partnering with Active Capital Company and together launch SchahlLED into the next growth phase. Active Capital Company’s active involvement in its portfolio companies matches with our goal to roll-out our strategic plan at an accelerated pace”.Mels Huige, Partner at Active Capital Company, comments: “We are impressed with SchahlLED’s leading market position and technical expertise at the company. SchahlLED has proven their ability to spot trends, move into new product groups and expand geographically into new territories. We look forward to assisting the company in realizing its ambitious goals and delivering on the growth potential of the company”.

About SchahlLED

SchahlLED is a leading turnkey service provider of Intelligent LED solutions for primarily industrialapplications. The predecessor of the company was formed in 1999, while the company was established through a spin-off in 2006 and was acquired by management in a management buy-in in 2012. SchahlLED is headquartered in Munich, Germany and is active throughout the DACH-region as well as in Poland. The company is a turnkey service provider that conceptualizes and executes projects, delivering intelligent LED lighting systems, overseeing installation and assisting in software integration and data analysis. The company yearly serves over hundred new projects through its network of sales and service partners located in northern Germany, central Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Poland. For further information about SchahlLED please visit

About Active Capital Company

Active Capital Company (“ACC”) is an independent hands-on private equity fund focused on small- and medium sized enterprises in the Netherlands and Germany. ACC invests in companies active in the sectors Industry, Technical Wholesale and Business Services with revenues between € 10m and € 100m. Through a highly entrepreneurial and active approach, ACC maximizes the long-term value of its investments by supporting management in the execution of value enhancing projects and providing access to its extensive partner network. ACC currently invest from its third fund that has € 45m in committed capital, principally raised from institutional investors and entrepreneurs and is in the process of raising its fourth fund. ACC will continue to support small- and medium sized companies in realizing their full potential, both in the Netherlands as well as Germany going forward. For further information about Active Capital Company please visit

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Data at a glanse:

Reductions / amortisation

CO2-emissions p.a. (kg)

> 70%

Electricity consumption p.a.

> 70%

TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)


Payback period

approx. 1 year

Reductions / amortisation