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Recent Transactions

Ramsauer & Stürmer acquired by Aptean

July 2021

GHz Partners advises Aptean on its acquisition of Ramsauer & Stürmer

GHz Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Aptean, a global provider of industry specific enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain software solutions, on its acquisition of Ramsauer & Stürmer, a leading Austrian ERP software company. Headquartered in Salzburg, Austria, Ramsauer & Stürmer offers clients a full spectrum of ERP functionality with its rs2 business software to a variety of industries, including construction, cable car systems, food and beverage, service providers, non-profits, and production. The company caters to over 400 clients around the world and employs 150 people. This transaction will strengthen Aptean’s footprint in the rapidly growing DACH (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) market.

Dataphone and proLogistik agree on merger

June 2021

GHz Partners advises Dataphone on the merger with proLogistik

GHz Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Dataphone AG, a leading international provider of warehouse management software, on the merger with proLogistik. Under a new holding company, proLogistik, Dataphone and XELOG are pooling their resources and competencies in the field of warehouse management systems with the aim of developing the best possible supply chain solutions for the digital transformation in industry, retail, and the service sector. The respective portfolios are also being expanded in the area of hardware and services. The new entity, which is already the WMS market leader in the food and retail sector, is currently generating group sales of around 40 million euros, has around 1,500 WMS installations and employs more than 330 people. For all three companies, this merger marks an important milestone in their long company history. Together they are already market leaders for ERP-independent warehouse management systems in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. proLogistik is a portfolio company of Elvaston. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

MOSER Software acquired by Craftview Software, a Battery Ventures portfolio company

May 2021

GHz Partners advises MOSER on its divestiture to Craftview

GHz Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of MOSER GmbH & Co.KG, a leading provider in the German craft software market, on its divestiture to Craftview Software GmbH. Since the foundation in 1979 by Heide and Dipl.-Ing, Matthias Moser, the name Moser stands for innovative software solutions for medium-sized companies (SMEs) in the trade, craft and service sectors as well as for small businesses. The software from Moser is productively in use at over 100,000 workstations in various companies. The distribution area includes the German-speaking region and the BeNeLux countries. MOS'aik supports the areas of calculation, project management, administration, materials management, eCommerce (eBusiness), GAEB, controlling, CRM, production and accounting. MOSER allround is a completely newly developed commercial software that can be used mobile, stationary or in combination in companies. The company employs around 80 people. Craftview Software GmbH is a portfolio company of Battery Ventures with a special focus on the craft software market in Europe. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.