ADVISED ON SALE OF COMPANY

Technology

Catalysts GmbH

High-end Individual Software Development provider Germany

has been acquired by

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

Private equity investor Germany

Advised Catalysts' shareholders in all phases of a structured transaction process, allowing them to select the most suitable solution from the offers of selected strategic and technology investors

Catalysts GmbH, headquartered in Linz, becomes part of Cloudflight, an IT service company focusing on digitization and cloud transformation. The formation of Cloudflight is the result of the acquisition of majority stakes in Austrian Catalysts GmbH and German Crisp Research AG by DBAG Fund VII, advised by Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, as part of an MBO. The founders of Catalysts will re-invest significantly alongside several other executives. In addition, an employee participation program will be set up.

 

Catalysts GmbH, Linz, Austria

Catalysts is a provider of individual software solutions for large and medium-sized companies and has special expertise in innovative, data-driven technologies, including in the areas of artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and big data analytics. The company has locations in Austria, Romania, Germany and the Netherlands and employs approximately 300 talented employees who have qualified through the Catalysts Coding Contest, the largest European “on-site” programming competition. The company has been profitable since its foundation and has grown at an average rate of over 30% per year.

Cloudflight Holding GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

A newly founded IT services company focusing on digitization and cloud transformation, which will support SMEs, public-sector authorities and corporate groups in implementing and accelerating their digital transformation.

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG , Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The listed Deutsche Beteiligungs AG initiates closed-end private equity funds and invests alongside the DBAG funds in well-positioned medium-sized companies with development potential.


IMAP M&A Consultants AG has advised Catalysts' shareholders in all phases of a structured transaction process, allowing them to select the most suitable solution from the offers of selected strategic and technology investors.