Frankfurt , 09.07.2021
GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB, led by Dr. Tobias Fenck and Markus Beyer, advised Ufenau Capital Partners on the sale of its majority stake in Swiss IT Security Group ("SITS"), a leading one-stop shop for IT security services in the D/A/CH region and the Benelux countries, to funds advised by Triton. The transaction is still subject to regulatory approval.
Since Ufenau invested in SITS in 2017, the company has built a leading position in Switzerland, Germany and Benelux through double-digit organic growth and 17 add-on acquisitions. Meanwhile, with highly qualified employees at 19 locations, the group has established itself with well-known industrial and public sector clients. Following the sale, the management of the company will remain in place and continue the growth strategy together with Triton.
With this sale, Ufenau Capital Partners is once again relying on the expertise of the well-established team of GÖRG partner Dr Tobias Fenck, who has already provided legal advice to Ufenau on all add-on acquisitions to SITS in Germany since its entry in 2017.
The transaction was conducted under Swiss law, and Ufenau was also advised by Walder Wyss on the Swiss legal aspects.
Advisors Ufenau Capital Partners
GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB
Dr. Tobias Fenck, Partner, Corporate / M&A, Frankfurt (lead)
Markus Beyer, LL.M., Associate Partner, Corporate /M&A, Frankfurt (lead)
Dr. Adalbert Rödding, Partner, Tax, Cologen
Dr. Florian Schmitz, Partner, IP/IT, Frankfurt
Dr. Lars Nevian, Partner, Employment Law, Frankfurt
Burkhard Fabritius, MBA, Partner, Employment Law, Hamburg
Dr. Christian Bürger, Partner, Antitrust Law Cologne
Dr. Holger Dann, Counsel, Tax, Cologne
Robert Schindler, Assoziierter Partner, Corporate /M&A, Frankfurt
Rolf-Alexander Markgraf, Assoziierter Partner, Arbeitsrecht, Hamburg
Malik Djouah, LL.M., Assoziierter Partner, Real Estate Law, Cologne
Florian Mayer, Associate, Corporate / M&A, Frankfurt
Taro Stenger, Associate, Corporate / M&A, Frankfurt
Dr. Karl-Georg Küsters, Associate, Tax, Cologne
Tim Ulmers, Associate, IP/IT, Frankfurt
Dr. Clemens Jestaedt, Associate, IP/IT, Frankfurt
Metehan Uzunçakmak, Associate, Antitrust Law, Cologne
Walder Wyss AG
Prof. Dr. Stefan Knobloch, Partner, Corporate / M&A, Zurich
Fabienne Anner, Managing Associate, Corporate /M&A, Zurich
Sancovia Corporate Finance was mandated to provide financial advice and Roland Berger acted as commercial advisor to Ufenau. Stifel acted as corporate finance advisor.
About Ufenau Capital Partners
Ufenau Capital Partners is a Swiss group of investors based on Lake Zurich. Ufenau Capital Partners focuses on majority investments in service companies in Switzerland, Germany and Austria, which are active in the areas of business services, education & lifestyle, healthcare and financial services. With a comprehensive circle of renowned and experienced industry partners (owners, CEOs, CFOs), Ufenau Capital Partners pursues an active value-added investment approach on an equal footing with the entrepreneurs.