kawikani is passionate about Digital Infrastructure.

Digital Infrastructure is the key to the 21st century.
kawikani engages in making future-proof infrastructure accessible for the private and public sector and the entire society.
Our customers include banks, infrastructure funds, suppliers and operators.

kawikani 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.

kawikani 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.

kawikani ADVISORY is a leading international advisory company for Digital Infrastructure. Kawikani provides commercial and technical due diligence reports for operators, investors and banks.


The kawikani 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
– 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


Gerd J. Simon

Trusted Advisor Digital Infrastructures

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

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)

Prof. Dr. Sandra Thomas

Senior Expert

– Senior TMT expert
– Independent Strategy Consultant, formerly at BearingPoint
– Professor at Provadis School of International Management and Technology


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


kawikani is a member of the following organizations

Di4 e.V.

Community for the promotion of digital Infrastructure, Investment, Innovation and Industry


Pacific Telecommunications Council


German Asia-Pacific Business Association


German Mittelstand e.V.


For general enquiries, please contact:

kawikani GmbH & Co. KG Nördliche Münchner Strasse 27A 82031 Grünwald
Dr. Nico Grove: +49 178 8118166
Helmut Kohl: +49 175 2973536
Thomas Langer: +49 173 5313450
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