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Munich, February 2019: AUCTUS Capital Partners and Rohde Invest exit a majority stake in the leading IT group valantic. CEO Dr. Holger von Daniels stays invested and CEO. The company provides consultancy and software plus managed services in the fields of Digitization, SAP and Financial Services Automation.

Exercising an active Buy-and-Build strategy supported by both organic and inorganic initiatives, valantic became the leading and one of the fastest growing digital solution providers in the DACH-region. Since its foundation in 2012, 9 integrations of digital specialists expanded the group to approximately EUR 120 million in revenues in 2018.

valantic, headquartered in Munich, is represented in 20 locations worldwide, thereof 16 in the DACH-region. Today, more than 800 consultants and developers serve over 1.000 customers – including 19 of 30 DAX companies – across different industries in every aspect of their digitization projects. The company is known for an agile competence center structure and customer orientation, resulting in a customer retention ratio of 96%. The initial foundation goal of building a one-stop-shop for digitization was successfully achieved.

Dr. Nicolas Himmelmann, Partner at AUCTUS, comments: „We are proud of having supported and enhanced the company since its foundation. We look back at a dynamic development with an annual growth rate in revenues of approximately 60% as well as a successful cooperation based on partnership.”

With more than 25% shareholding, Dr. Holger von Daniels and the management team will remain as significant shareholders. The highly experienced executive team and the organisational structure offer the ideal basis for continuous growth. Raymond James advised the shareholders on the transaction.

The deal was led by Dr. Nicolas Himmelmann.

About AUCTUS Capital Partners AG

AUCTUS Capital Partners AG is a private equity fund founded by entrepreneurs. With over 200 successfully executed transaction in the last 18 years, AUCTUS is the leading private equity investor in the German-Speaking SME sector. The investment focus is on Buy-and-Build strategies that create market leaders via consolidation national and international companies. 15 experienced investment professionals with more than 100 years of private equity experience form the investment team. The current AUCTUS portfolio generates sales well above EUR 1 billion in revenues at double-digit margins. Within the last five years AUCTUS received dozens of awards for being the best German-speaking fund as well as for being the best Buy-and-Build fund. In 2018 AUCTUS was awarded the best continuous PE fund manager worldwide. AUCTUS manages fund capital of more than EUR 500 million.

Contact AUCTUS: 
AUCTUS Capital Partners AG
T +49 (0) 89 15 90 700-19
Email: info@auctus.com
www.auctus.com

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