kāpena is passionate about Digital Infrastructure.

Digital Infrastructure is the key to the 21st century.
kāpena engages in making future-proof infrastructure accessible for the private and public sector and the entire society. 

kāpena ADVISORY is a leading international advisory company for Digital Infrastructure. kāpena provides commercial and technical due diligence reports for operators, investors and banks.
kāpena PARTNER provides investors with classical buy-and-build cases. This includes investment strategy, market screening, identification and approach of target companies, involving  industry experts, and support in M&A negotiations.
kāpena STRATEGY supports strategy formulation and execution for public and private Digital Infrastructure stakeholders. This includes financial, operational and industry expertise in the area of products & markets, operations & technology.

Create with kāpena the
foundations of the 21st century.


The kāpena founders combine more than 100 years of sector know-how

Dr. Nico Grove

  • Senior TMT expert and
  • Founder and MD of the Institute for Infrastructure Economics
  • Ex Strategy Consultant at
    Accenture and A.T. Kearney
  • Visiting Professor at Stanford University

Helmut Kohl

  • Senior international
  • Interim CTO and CIO
    of cable operators
  • Member of the Board
    of INTUG
  • President of TELECOM e.V

Thomas Langer

  • Senior financial expert
  • Certified Infrastructure Investment Advisor (EBS/BAI)
  • Ex Investment Banker and Financial Analyst
  • Deep understanding of the financial industry

Prof. Thomas R. Köhler

Senior Expert
  • Founder of the technology consultancy CE21 (Munich/Bornheim)
  • Author of a dozen books on ICT infrastructure topics (most recently “Understanding Cyber Risk” Routledge Publisher)
  • Research Professor and Center for International Innovation, Hankou University (CN)

Gerd J. Simon

Trusted Advisor Digital Infrastructures
  • Audits, M & A Support Digital Investments
  • GTM Models & Business Strategy Implementation
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Co-founder Interxion Germany

Madeline Bohr

Freelance English Language Specialist
  • Irish-Canadian national
  • In Germany for approx. 45 years
  • 35 years experience in corporate business

Elke (Elli) van Berkel

Reinzeichner (PowerPoint-Equalizer)
  • Graphic designer
  • Problem solver
  • Office- & Adobe-Worker

Di² – Digital Infrastructure Investment


Website: www.di-square.eu
Europe is facing challenges in renewing and optimizing its infrastructures. This issue needs to be tackled quickly if the Old-Continent is to avoid falling behind on a global scale. Di² strives to turn this situation into an opportunity: while investors are desperately looking for profitable long-term ventures, tons of dormant projects are only waiting to be realized!

Our organization wants to act both as an enabler and a match-maker in this frame.


For general enquiries, please contact:

kawikani GmbH & Co. KG Nördliche Münchner Strasse 27A 82031 Grünwald

+49 6171 2798807