LEA Partners invests in SEMA

Karlsruhe, Germany, 5th November 2019 – Located in Wildpoldsried, Germany, SEMA was established in 1984 and has since then developed into a major player with a significant market share in the European timber construction industry. SEMA’s software solutions enable carpentries and prefabricated timber house manufacturers to design, plan, construct and finally produce the timber parts on the corresponding joinery machines.


”We perceive “construction tech” as a highly attractive software vertical as there is significant growth potential fostered by industry growth as well as accelerating technology adoption. Focusing on the DACH-region and Europe, we see SEMA as the clear market leader for CAD/CAM software in the timber construction industry. SEMA’s software drives the digitalization and optimization of processes for its customers. We are very excited to be part of the next phase of SEMA’s growth and continuous development.”, says Christian Roth, Managing Partner at LEA Partners.



SEMA employs more than 80 people in various countries and has a remarkable customer base with both small, medium-sized and large companies, in many cases with relationships of more than 15 years.

“LEA Partners and VIA equity convinced us of their professionalism and know-how as focused technology investors. They provide the best fit for achieving the next level of growth and maturity of our group.”, says Alexander Neuss, CEO  and shareholder of SEMA.


LEA Partners, VIA equity and the management plan to execute on SEMA’s potential, accelerate the current development and further strengthen the company’s market position based on a solid combination of industry know-how, software expertise and financial strength.

About Sema

Sema is Located in Wildpoldsried, Germany, SEMA was established in 1984 and has since then developed into a major player with a significant market share in the European timber construction industry. SEMA’s software solutions enable carpentries and prefabricated timber house manufacturers to design, plan, construct and finally produce the timber parts on the corresponding joinery machines..

About LEA Partners

LEA Partners is an entrepreneurial-minded multi-stage private equity firm investing in growth technology companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Founded in 2002, LEA Partners has advised on the investment in several companies. Operating out of Karlsruhe, one of Europe's largest technology clusters, its mission is to fund and support ambitious founders and executives by leveraging them with practical, hands-on growth expertise to achieve market leadership.