“Based on our experience with GHz Partners in the market for M&A transactions, we will recommend GHz Partners without hesitation and wish continued success.”
Main shareholder and company founder of ImPuls AG
“GHz supported Dataphone very well throughout the entire transaction process. The data preparation was professional and the skilful support in the DD process brought the necessary calm into a hectic time. The support in the negotiations led to a positive result for all parties involved in a target-oriented manner and within a reasonable period of time. Ultimately, the industry experience (software, logistics) and the professional approach of GHz supported the entire transaction in a valuable and precise way.”
Majority shareholder of Dataphone
“Thank you to GHz Partners for supporting us on this transaction.”
EVP of Aptean
“Many thanks to GHz Partners for all of your efforts on the project. I appreciate the constant communication with the sellers. It really helped get us over the line in a short timeline.”
Board member & Head of Corporate Development, insightsoftware
“GHz Partners has proven to be a reliable and most of all highly knowledgeable partner that has brought extensive industry and transaction knowledge to the project. I recommend GHz Partners as an excellent team to have on your side.”
Shareholders of thinkproject!
“GHz Partners‘ professional support has substantially helped getting this transaction over the line in a timely manner.”
CFO of GK Software SE
“Dr. Plagge from GHz Partners provided excellent advice and support from the initial business contact, during negotiations up to the successful sale of my company. His level-headed yet very professional approach, coupled with a special negotiating skill, was very productive and, in the end, correspondingly successful. I can unreservedly recommend Dr. Plagge and GHz Partners.”
Founder & CEO of Bodymed AG
Trend SWM acquired by Aptean
GHz Partners advises Aptean on its acquisition of trend SWM EDV-Beratung GmbH & Co. KG
GHz Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as the M&A advisor to Aptean, a global provider of industry specific enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain software solutions, on its acquisition of trend SWM, an ERP software provider to manufacturers and distributors in Germany, including manufacturers of paint, chemicals, cosmetics and plastics.
Headquartered in Freiburg, Germany, Trend SWM is an owner-managed company founded in 1989. Trend SWM’s ERP solution includes industry-specific features such as batch management and recipe management to support process manufacturers; as well as packaging and warehouse management functionality to support wholesalers and distributors, and additional features to meet the specific requirements of automotive distributors. trend SWM’s software can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud.
Aptean is one of the world’s leading providers of purpose-built, industry-specific software that helps manufacturers and distributors effectively run and grow their businesses. Aptean is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The addition of trend SWM will enhance Aptean’s ability to serve mid-sized manufacturers and distributors in Germany.
“trend SWM’s team of talented professionals shares Aptean’s commitment to innovation and our passion for delivering an exceptional customer experience,” said Oliver Dahlhaus, GM, DACH, at Aptean. “We’re pleased to add trend SWM to our ERP capabilities to support manufacturers and distributors in Germany.”
“Aptean and trend SWM share a common mission to deliver flexible, integrated solutions that are purpose built to meet the unique needs of our customers,” said Peter Müller, GM at trend SWM. “We are excited to go forward together and accelerate our growth across the region.”
The terms were not disclosed.
FibuNet acquired by Scopevisio
GHz Partners advises Scopevisio AG on its acquisition of FibuNet GmbH
GHz Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as the M&A advisor to Scopevisio AG, a cloud software vendor for medium-sized companies, on its acquisition of FibuNet GmbH, a provider of software for financial accounting, bookkeeping, and controlling in medium-sized companies.
FibuNet GmbH is an owner-managed company founded in 1983 with software solutions for financial accounting, bookkeeping and controlling in medium-sized companies. The company has around 1,500 customers and processes over 200 million booking records annually. Customers include well-known companies such as Hurtigruten, ROLLER Möbel, the Feser-Graf automobile trading group, Netto Marken-Discount and Pearl GmbH.
Scopevisio AG is a manufacturer and provider of integrated, industry-independent commercial business software for medium-sized companies. The comprehensive solution of the Scopevisio software includes finance, accounting, controlling, merchandise management, CRM, HR management, project management, enterprise content management (ECM), point of sale (POS) and business intelligence. The Scopevisio Group has its headquarters in Bonn and employs about 300 people in Germany and Austria. It generates sales of around 30 million euros and currently supports more than 7,500 customers with its solutions.
GHz Partners was the exclusive M&A advisor for this transaction. The terms were not disclosed.
ImPuls becomes part of Aptean
GHz Partners advises shareholders of ImPuls AG on the sale to Aptean
GHz Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of ImPuls AG, a leading German provider of ERP/merchandise management systems for the fashion and lifestyle industry, on the sale to Aptean, a global provider of industry specific ERP and supply chain software solutions.
Founded in 1975 and based in Krefeld, Germany, Impuls AG’s ERP is used by over 150 customers from the clothing, footwear, accessories and sporting goods sectors to better connect business critical activities such as production planning, scheduling, flow of goods, order management, accounting and retail support. Impuls AG’s modular platform was designed especially for the fashion and apparel industry to help customers simplify inventory management and streamline mission-critical workflows. The solution also improves access to real-time data that customers need to better manage business critical operations.
Aptean is one of the world’s leading providers of purpose-built, industry-specific software that helps manufacturers and distributors effectively run and grow their businesses. Aptean is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. This transaction strategically builds on Aptean’s commitment to serving the fashion and apparel industries with an established and successful provider in the DACH region.
Cubeware becomes part of insightsoftware
GHz Partners advises insightsoftware on its acquisition of Cubeware
GHz Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as the exclusive financial advisor to insightsoftware, a global provider of reporting, analytics, and performance management solutions on its acquisition of Cubeware, a German-based business intelligence (BI), analytics, and performance management specialist. This was the second mandate for GHz Partners from insightsoftware following the acquisition of IDL Group in 2020.
Headquartered in Bavaria, Germany, Cubeware offers Cubeware Solutions Platform (CSP), which provides approx. 4,000 customers with a centralized dashboard for users to quickly process, visualize, and analyze relevant BI data. The single platform offers a uniform view on customers, products, and markets with interactive and responsive applications – from data management to visualizations, reports, and guided planning workflows.
insightsoftware is a leading provider of reporting, analytics, and performance management solutions and a portfolio company of TA Associates, Hg Capital und Genstar Capital. Over 32,000 organizations worldwide rely on the company to support business needs in the areas of accounting, finance, operations, supply chain, tax, budgeting, planning, HR, and disclosure management.
Scopevisio takes a stake in act´o-soft
GHz Partners advises Scopevisio AG on substantial investment in act’o-soft GmbH
GHz Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as the M&A advisor to Scopevisio AG, a cloud software vendor for
medium-sized companies, on its substantial investment in act’o-soft GmbH Informationssysteme, a specialist provider
for point-of-sale (POS) enterprise software solutions.
act’o-soft offers innovative software products for the act4brand retail platform in more than 25 countries in Europe for
almost 25 years.
Headquartered in Bonn, the Scopevisio Group employs around 300 people in 2022 with a turnover of over 30 MEUR in
Germany and Austria and currently serves more than 7,500 customers with its solutions.
Further details of the transaction were not disclosed.
IQUADRAT acquired by Scopevisio
GHz Partners advises Scopevisio AG on its acquisition of IQUADRAT AG
GHz Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as a financial advisor to Scopevisio AG, a cloud software vendor for medium-sized companies, on its acquisition of IQUADRAT AG, a provider of software solutions for document management, flexible processes, and legally compliant archiving.
Headquartered in Wuppertal, IQUADRAT AG with its PHOENIX solutions, is leading provider of professional and legally compliant workflow and document management systems (DMS).
Scopevisio Group AG employs over 200 people in Germany and Austria and currently serves more than 7,500 customers.
The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
PROCAD Group acquired by Revalize
GHz Partners advises Revalize on its acquisition of PROCAD Group
GHz Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as a financial advisor to Revalize, a global provider of industry-specific revenue operations software for manufacturers, their distributors, and their planners, on its acquisition of PROCAD Group, a leading provider of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Product Data Management (PDM) software solutions.
Headquartered in Germany, PROCAD offers PLM and PDM software solutions for the manufacturing sector. Earlier in 2021, PROCAD acquired keytech, also a specialised PLM provider, and ACATEC, a developer of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions for manufacturers of complex products. The PROCAD Group had more than 1,350 customers worldwide and more than 250 employees at 12 locations.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Revalize is a global provider of sector-specific software solutions that help manufacturers optimise revenue operations through design applications, engineering simulations, product selection, CPQ, product information management, PLM, PDM, visualisation, and data analytics. The company serves more than 10,000 customers globally.
Ramsauer & Stürmer acquired by Aptean
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
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
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.
AWEK microdata GmbH acquired by Zucchetti Group
GHz Partners advises GK Software SE on its divesture of AWEK microdata GmbH to Zucchetti Group
GHz Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as exclusive financial advisor to GK Software SE, the leading European provider of integrated store solutions with more than 297,000 installations in over 60 countries, on its divesture of AWEK microdata GmbH to Italy-based Zucchetti Group. GK Software will be parting company with AWEK microdata to focus more on its CLOUD4RETAIL platform. AWEK microdata is a wholly owned subsidiary of GK Software, focused on software solutions for medium-sized retailers. Zucchetti Group is one of the most important Italian companies in the IT sector with more than 7,000 people worldwide and more than 700,000 customers. The transaction closed in the mid-single-digit million range.
KMS Computer GmbH acquired by VertiGIS
GHz Partners advises KMS on its divestiture to VertiGIS
GHz Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of KMS Computer GmbH, an established computer aided facility management (CAFM) software company for the DACH region, on its divestiture to VertiGIS Ltd, a leading software developer in the area of geographic information systems (GIS). Headquartered in Dresden, Germany, KMS has developed a CAFM software suite with GIS integration. The company has a mid-market customer base of 700 clients with strong position in verticals such as city municipalities, charities and other public sector. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Modula Group acquired by Aptean
GHz Partners advised Aptean on its acquisition of Modula Group
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 and supply chain software solutions, on its acquisition of Modula Group, a leading German mid-market ERP & MES software company. Headquartered in Alpharetta in Georgia, with offices in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Aptean’s industry specific solutions are designed to the needs of specialized manufacturers and distributors in over 20 industries. With both cloud and on-premises deployment options, Aptean’s solutions are used by more than 6,000 customers around the world. Modula has more than 500 customers across 35 countries and nearly 300 employees throughout its German and Austrian offices. The company’s solutions include its flagship ERP and MES products, oxaion and SYNCOS, respectively, which serve customers across sectors including medical technology, automotive, electronics, plastics, metals, and logistics. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
IDL Group acquired by insightsoftware
GHz Partners advised insightsoftware on its acquisition of IDL Group
GHz Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as the exclusive financial advisor to insightsoftware, a global provider of enterprise software solutions for the Office of the CFO, on its acquisition of IDL Group, a leading provider of financial performance management software.Headquartered in Germany, IDL offers a financial performance management suite, including software solutions for financial consolidation, planning, reporting, and analytics. IDL is a recognized market leader by BARC with a #1 ranking in portfolio capabilities. Serving a diverse range of industries, IDL has worked with more than 1,100 mid-sized and enterprise customers including Altana, Bayerische Landesbank, and Novomatic. insightsoftware is a US provider of financial reporting and enterprise performance management software and enables the Office of the CFO to connect and analyze their enterprise data in real time, driving greater financial intelligence across their organization. Over 25,000 organizations worldwide rely on insightsoftware’s portfolio of best-in-class reporting, analytics, budgeting, forecasting, consolidation, and tax solutions to provide them with increased productivity, visibility, accuracy, and compliance. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Bodymed AG acquired by Nestlé Health Science
GHz Partners advised shareholders of Bodymed AG on its divestiture to Nestlé Health Science
GHz Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Bodymed AG, a technology company offering specialized programs for sustainable weight loss for overweight patients, on its divestiture to Nestlé Health Science in Germany, as a part of Nestlé Deutschland AG.The software supported Bodymed concept includes medical care in 1,350 Bodymed centers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Since the company was founded 25 years ago, the range and the support offered have established themselves primarily in the German and Austrian markets. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Felten Group acquired by MPDV Group
GHz Partners advises shareholders of Felten Group on its divestiture to MPDV Group
GHz Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Felten Group on its divestiture to MPDV Group. MPDV Group, a market leader for IT solutions for the Smart Factory in the field of discrete production acquired Felten Group, a leading provider of MES (Manufacturing Execution System) software for the process industry in Germany. Felten Group has market leadership position in the process industry, in particular- cosmetics, flavour & fragrance, food, pharma and chemicals. With locations in Germany and Luxembourg, Felten Group has implemented production management projects in around three dozen countries around the world. Including Felten Group, the MPDV Group currently employs around 500 people at 15 locations worldwide and records group sales of over 67 million Euros. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
prudsys AG acquired by GK Software AG
GHz Partners advises GK Software AG on its majority investment in prudsys AG
GHz Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as the exclusive financial advisor to GK Software AG on its majority investment in prudsys AG. GK Software AG, one of Europe’s leading technology developers and providers of standard software for the retail sector, acquired a majority stake in Chemnitz based prudsys AG. prudsys AG offers Artificial Intelligence enabled omni-channel personalization software for the retail sector, interlinking customer loyalty, marketing automation and dynamic pricing to maximize customer value across all channels. Prudsys’ customers include leading retailers such as babywalz, bonprix, Conrad, Coop, Douglas, Klingel, Otto, Obi, SportScheck, Thalia and Würth. The company is listed as a “Representative Vendor” in the Gartner Market Guide for Digital Personalization Engines.
GDC Business Software GmbH acquired by CSS AG
GHz Partners advises GDC Business Software GmbH on its divestiture to CSS AG
GHz Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as the exclusive financial advisor to GDC Business Software GmbH on its divestiture to CSS AG. CSS AG, a leading provider of on-premise ERP solutions to German medium-sized companies acquired accounting software vendor GDC Business Software GmbH. GDC develops software for financial accounting, cost accounting, asset accounting, payroll accounting, controlling and reporting services for the interactive and holistic control of medium-sized companies. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
thinkproject! acquired by TA Associates
GHz Partners advises shareholders of thinkproject! on a growth recapitalisation from TA Associates
GHz Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as financial advisor to the shareholders of thinkproject! on a growth recapitalisation from TA Associates. Growth private equity firm TA Associates’ London team acquired a majority stake in thinkproject! GmbH. thinkproject! offers a multi-tenant SaaS platform for construction and engineering project management and is used by more than 100,000 users in over 8,000 projects in 40 countries. The Munich based company is market leader in cross-enterprise collaboration and workflow software to the construction and engineering industries across Europe. It delivers a readily common data environment (CDE) for construction and engineering projects. thinkproject! supports asset owners and general contractors across more than 20 sectors, including the energy and automotive industries, infrastructure and government projects. The company has approximately 200 employees across its Munich headquarters, R&D center in Berlin, and regional sales offices in Spain, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands and France.
ProjectCenter joint venture mit thinkproject!
GHz Partners advises shareholders of thinkproject! on a joint venture with ProjectCenter
GHz Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of thinkproject! on a joint venture with ProjectCenter. Munich-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor thinkproject! established a joint venture with Madrid-based ProjectCenter through its Spanish unit thinkproject! Iberia, to target customers in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Launched in 1998, ProjectCenter was the first online collaboration / project management application specifically designed for the construction and engineering sector in the Iberian Peninsula and has successfully helped thousands of projects in the optimization of communication and collaboration in their workflows. It has been used by public and private entities, construction companies, engineering companies and consulting companies. Its clients include, among others, Acciona, Bouygues, Enel Group, IKEA, Mercadona, Tecnicas Reunidas, URS- Aecom, Valoriza with projects both inside and outside of Spain. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Pace GmbH acquired by Txt e-solutions
GHz Partners advises TXT e-solutions on its majority investment in Pace GmbH
GHz Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Txt e-solutions SpA on its majority investment in PACE GmbH. Quoted Italian provider of engineering software solutions TXT e-solutions, a specialist in advanced aerospace software through its Next Division, acquired a majority stake in Berlin-based PACE Aerospace Engineering and Information Technology GmbH from its financial investors eCAPITAL AG, Strategic European Technologies NV, and IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH. PACE specialises in software for preliminary aircraft design, cabin configuration and fuel cost optimisation. PACE’s customer base of over 50 large companies includes top aircraft and engine manufacturers, airlines, civil and defence operators, Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) companies, such as Airbus Boeing, Safran Group, GE Aviation, COMAC, Sukhoi, Embraer, Rolls-Royce, Air France & KLM Engineering, Lufthansa and Delta Air Lines.