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Eversheds Sutherland advises on sale of saracus Group to private equity investor Maxburg Capital Partners

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    Eversheds Sutherland has advised the CEO and owner of saracus group on the sale of the group to an investment fund managed by private equity investor Maxburg Capital Partners. The parties agreed to keep the purchase price confidential. The client will stay on board as CEO and will retain a minority stake in the group jointly with further members of saracus’ senior management.

    Saracus group, based in Muenster, Germany, and with a subsidiary in Switzerland, has been providing consulting and IT services in the areas of data warehousing (DWH), business intelligence (BI), corporate performance Management (CPM) and customer relationship management (CRM) for more than 25 years. In these areas, saracus Group constantly advises a large number of customers in Germany and Switzerland with a particular focus on consulting and system integration.

    Private equity investor Maxburg Capital Partners, based in Munich, is an investment management company focusing on Germany and German-speaking markets. Maxburg aims for long-term investments in stable and profitable small and medium-sized companies with a focus on long-term corporate investments. The RAG Foundation is the anchor investor behind Maxburg Capital Partners.

    Eversheds Sutherland advised the client thoroughly on the transaction and the re-investment (including tax advice).

    "We are very happy that we could assist our client with this transaction and could achieve a successful execution even in times of the Coronavirus", stated Maximilian Findeisen.

    The Eversheds Sutherland team which advised on the transaction was led by Partner Maximilian Findeisen (corporate/M&A, Dusseldorf) and further included partners Simon Weppner (tax, Dusseldorf), Sven Schweneke (corporate/M&A) and Manuela Rauch (employment, both Munich) as well as associates Stephan von Harder (corporate/M&A, Hamburg), Christian Wensing (corporate/M&A, Dusseldorf), Niklas Schilawa (tax, Dusseldorf), Nils Müller, Kathrin Gack (both commercial) and Claudia Steinhäußer (employment, all Munich).

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