Maltego Sale to Charlesbank

Technology & Services

Maltego, a portfolio company of Maxburg Capital Partners, acquisition by Charlesbank


Maltego Technologies GmbH (“Maltego” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Maxburg Beteiligungen III (advised by Maxburg Capital Partners) as well as its founders, was recently sold to Charlesbank Capital Partners Technology Fund (“Charlesbank Capital Partners” or “Charlesbank”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to Maltego and its shareholders on this transaction.

The Maltego team is extremely pleased with this successful transaction. Through our process with Baird, we have found the right partner in Charlesbank to help us accelerate our growth and reach every investigator with new products, establish a global presence, and empower our valued ecosystem to jointly work towards our mission. We are also grateful to Maxburg who supported us during our five years of partnership in which Maltego built an organization of over 100 employees and realized more than 4x profitable ARR growth.

Philip Mayrhofer, CEO, Maltego


Maltego empowers investigators to speed up and increase the precision of their investigations through easy data integration in a single interface, aided by powerful visualization and collaborative capabilities to quickly zero in on relevant information. Since its development in 2008 Maltego has empowered millions of investigations worldwide. Maltego is used by a broad audience, from security professionals and pen testers to forensic investigators, investigative journalists, and market researchers. Headquartered in Munich, Maltego has grown to over 100 employees in Germany and works with customers including the Federal Bureau of Investigations, INTERPOL, and major tech and service companies including half of the DOW 30.

Maxburg Capital Partners is an investment management company focusing on Germany and the German-speaking markets advising multiple funds. Maxburg Capital Partners is actively seeking out long-term investments in stable and profitable small and medium-sized companies with a view towards lasting and sustainable value creation. Maxburg Capital Partners currently advises funds with c.€1b assets under management and supports companies with minority as well as majority positions with equity investments ranging from €10m to €100m.

Charlesbank Capital Partners is a middle-market private investment firm with more than $15 billion of capital raised since inception. Charlesbank focuses on management-led buyouts and growth capital financings and also engages in opportunistic credit and technology investments. Charlesbank seeks to build companies with sustainable competitive advantage and excellent prospects for growth. Charlesbank is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and New York, New York.
Technology & Services

Maltego, a portfolio company of Maxburg Capital Partners, acquisition by Charlesbank

April 2023
Maltego Technologies GmbH
M&A - Sellside
Technology & Services
Target Geography
Acquiror Geography
North America