About Us

ATON is the investment company of the Helmig family. The portfolio companies are mainly active in the business-to-business sector in the Engineering, Mining, Med Tech and Aviation segments. In addition, the Digital Services segment, which focuses on digitalisation, is currently being established.

ATON invests in companies that are characterised by innovation and market leadership in their core business. The focus is on sustainable and profitable growth. ATON offers entrepreneurial action with long-term goal-orientation as well as international experience in strategy implementation and financing based on quick decisions and pragmatic processes. Together with the portfolio companies, we aim to achieve ambitious goals with perseverance and enthusiasm and to promote entrepreneurial spirit.

The investment objective of long-term wealth accumulation is linked to the expectation of sustainable returns for the portfolio companies in their respective market segment. The ATON portfolio is based on an equity ratio of approx. 50% in order to be able to act independently of increasing fluctuations on the financial and capital markets at all times.

The performance of the portfolio companies is measured using both earnings and cash flow-oriented parameters in relation to sales and capital employed as well as business-oriented KPIs (key performance indicators). Only measurable and sustainable success guarantees the preservation of entrepreneurial scope for action.

In addition, jobs are to be created in the portfolio companies and secured in Germany in the long term. The number of women in management positions and especially in STEM professions should increase.

To realise these goals, ATON relies on close and trust-based cooperation with its portfolio companies, which are generally majority shareholdings. Investments in minority shareholdings and start-ups are the exception and can be made when companies are planning disproportionately high growth through market-changing innovations.

In 2023, the ATON Group achieved a total operating performance of around EUR 2.2 billion with 15,600 employees. Approximately 15.3% of employees are women.

Dr Lutz M. Helmig, Dagmar Helmig and the two subsidiaries hold all shares in ATON 2 GmbH / ATON GmbH. No third parties have a stake in the company. This does not apply to portfolio companies.