About us

We aspire to set and achieve targets in everything we do.

Our approach

We are guided by our firm conviction that the only way to create sustainable value is with clear targets and the right strategy. By drawing on our experience, our expertise and, of course, our capital, we support ambitious entrepreneurs who muster the courage to pursue innovative business models in the hope of achieving real change – and help them to further their success. We provide the right input and momentum to grow together and achieve meaningful goals.

Our values   

Ensuring that a company shares our values is crucial to establishing a mutually beneficial collaboration as equals and thus lays the foundations for long-term success. Summiteer stands for reliability and a determined approach. We are known for our high-quality standards, which we promise of ourselves and expect of others. We treat one another with respect. And we are committed to sustainable, profitable and responsible business.

Where we come from

Our entrepreneurial and strategic expertise is based on extensive experience and knowledge gained in many years of successful business activities, both in commerce and on the capital market.

Under the umbrella of our family holding company, Schulz Group GmbH, of which Summiteer is a subsidiary, the Group initially focused on the automotive industry, systematically developing investments, acquisitions and spin-offs under the leadership of entrepreneur Sven Schulz. Today, the Schulz Group has a diversified portfolio and, with a total of nine subsidiaries across Germany, also has shareholdings in the fields of engineering, mechanical engineering, software development and investments.

The foundation of what is today AKASOL AG back in 2008 was another significant milestone in this development. With the help of financing from the Schulz Group, by demonstrating entrepreneurial commitment and with the operational leadership of Sven Schulz, the company developed into a leading German manufacturer of battery systems for hybrid and all-electric utility vehicles and buses. In doing so, the Schulz Group successfully demonstrated that a determined approach, high ambitions, a strong vision and perseverance makes it possible to establish a company that, in less than 15 years, can grow from a start-up to become a globally renowned series supplier and technological leader in its field.

We pass on our experience of various growth phases to the companies in our portfolio and draw on them to promote effective collaboration.

The people behind Summiteer

Sven Schulz understands the challenges that ambitious entrepreneurs must overcome. With no small amount of entrepreneurial skill, he has continuously grown the Schulz Group into a multifaceted corporate group. At the same time, he has played a decisive role in shaping the success story of the battery system manufacturer AKASOL, guiding it from its foundation to IPO and through to its acquisition by a leading global automotive supplier.

It is this expertise that he now wishes to pass on through Summiteer, not only sharing it with dedicated young entrepreneurs but also affording them access to his extensive networks. In addition to his position on the University Council at the University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten, Sven Schulz also supports various start-up initiatives in the transnational region of Lake Constance.

Founder of Summiteer

Sven Schulz

In addition to its founder, Sven Schulz, Dominik Bär joined Summiteer as a further Managing Director and minority shareholder. Dominik Bär benefits from over 15 years’ experience in management positions in investment banking. After more than seven years at the US investment bank Lazard, most recently as Managing Director of its German branch, he was appointed Head of DACH Investment Banking at Hamburg-based private bank Berenberg. He and Schulz are connected through a trusting cooperation dating back many years. Their relationship has been further solidified in recent years by the IPO and public takeover of AKASOL, in which Dominik Bär acted as an advisor and assisted with banking matters.

In his position as Managing Director at Summiteer, Dominik Bär draws on his expertise from advising 50 IPOs and M&A transactions, providing ambitious entrepreneurs with extensive support on all matters concerning finance, the capital market and scaling their business models.

Managing Director of Summiteer

Dominik Bär

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