Blue Corporate Finance exclusively advised the founder of PDV-Systeme GmbH, an innovative supplier of software and services for digital document management in public administration, with the sale of all company shares to a new group of investors led by Aheim Capital. Aheim Capital, the lead investor, was joined by NORD Holding and bm|t managed Thüringer Industriebeteiligungs-GmbH & Co. KG (TIB) in the acquisition.
Blue Corporate Finance managed the entire transaction process as the exclusive advisor of PDV-Systeme. A Leipzig team of CMS Hasche Sigle acted as legal counsel to PDV-Systeme throughout the process as well as during negotiations.
The new shareholders aim to foster the long-term growth of the Erfurt-based company as well as strengthen and expand the leading market position of PDV-Systeme in the digitalization of public administration.
PDV-Systeme plans to extensively invest in the area of product development and human resources.
All parties have agreed not to disclose further details regarding the transaction.
For the past 25 years, PDV-Systeme GmbH has developed individually adaptable software solutions for the optimization of data and document management for digital administration. The company is one of the leading e-document-providers in Germany and is based in Erfurt, Thuringia.
CMS Hasche Sigle is one of the leading commercial law firms in Germany. More than 600 lawyers, tax advisers and notaries support German and international companies across a wide range of different industries. Clients include successful SMEs, global corporations and public institutions. CMS Hasche Sigle has offices in eight major German business locations, as well as in Brussels, Moscow, Beijing and Shanghai.
Aheim Capital manages and invests capital of the Aheim Capital Funds and of selected co-investors. In addition to majority stakes, Aheim Capital acquires selected minority stakes in above-average growth situations and offers individually structured equity investments across different industry sectors. Aheim Capital is led by Managing Director Frank Henkelmann. The company is based in Starnberg, Germany.
As one of the first German investment companies, NORD Holding has successfully been investing in mid-sized high-growth companies since 1969. Specialized on smallcaps, the private equity investor is not just acting as equity investor but long-term-oriented investor for associated companies from a wide range of different sectors.
bm|t is a premier address for investments in Thuringia. It invests in high-growth technology companies. bm|t was founded in 2003 as the universal venture capital company for Thuringia. It is a subsidiary of the Thuringia Development Bank.
"I would like to thank the partners of Blue Corporate Finance AG for their trustworthy and close cooperation. Thanks to the excellent work of the entire Blue Corporate Finance team, we found in Aheim Capital a lead investor that perfectly matches our company culture and that will further expand the position of the company as one of the leading digital document management-providers in Germany."
Managing Director of PDV-Systeme GmbH
January 30, 2019
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