Apleona is a leading European facility management services provider and no. 1 in the DACH region with a focus on integrated facility management services based on a technical edge

Apleona provides technical facility management services, complemented by infrastructural and commercial facility management as part of an integrated offering.

With more than 20,000 employees, Apleona is active in over 30 countries focusing on Europe with leading positions particularly in DACH, UK and Italy.
The broad customer portfolio includes commercial and industrial clients, financial institutions, as well as investment companies and the public sector.

EQT acquired Apleona in 2016 during a carve-out process from its prior parent Bilfinger SE. Formerly it was part of the Bilfinger SE conglomerate, doing business under the segment name Bilfinger Building & Facility.

Following the carve-out, Apleona has since disposed several non-core subsidiaries, including the turnkey construction business in Germany and the real estate advisory business GVA in the UK.

To Apleona

Market trends and drivers 

The European real estate services sector is a promising market, which is set to benefit from the growth of outsourced real estate services. The trend towards providing clietns with an integrated service offering and the increasing customer requirement to consolidate management services on a national / pan-European level further drives and expands Apleona’s focus markets.

Investment potential

Focus going forward lies on further strengthening the facility management services offering across its growing DACH+ platform, leveraging the strong technical capabilities of Apleona and on achieving a leading European position in digitalized solutions and offerings. The plan is to expand Apleona’s already strong platform by organic growth as well as via acquisitions, taking an active part in the market consolidation.

Societal contribution

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Board of Directors

Thomas Ebeling Chairperson
Andreas Aschenbrenner Board member
Matthias Wittkowski Board member
Stig Pastwa Board member
Walter Gehl Board member
Katrin Suder Board member


Dr. Jochen Keysberg CEO
Georg Fronja CFO