Transaction Details

April 16, 2021
Frankfurt

Sector

Technology, Industrials and Industrial Technology

Deal Type

M&A

Deal Team

Sascha Pfeiffer, Raiko Stelten, Philipp Vinzenz, Katarina Vidakovic

GCA Altium advises Brockhaus Private Equity on the sale of AUVESY to Hg

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to Brockhaus Private Equity on the sale of its portfolio company AUVESY, a leading global provider of version control and change management software solutions for automated industrial environments.

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Germany, AUVESY is a provider of version control software for smart production machinery and other industrial Internet of Things (“IoT”) devices. AUVESY manages over 5 million industrial IoT devices across 45 countries, serving over 700 loyal customers.

Software developed by AUVESY enables its customers with automated production facilities and other smart machinery to automatically backup, secure and centralise their machine data and executable code. Customers also benefit from fully-featured change management, detailed change detection, easily comprehensible documentation, and a high degree of user-friendliness. All machine level data is easy to backup and access when needed, simplifying maintenance, and freeing up time for optimising production processes. Downtime is significantly reduced, due to easy and reliable code management, trouble shooting and disaster recovery. The AUVESY software product “versiondog” is in use across a wide range of sectors, including automotive, chemical, energy, food & beverage, pharma and utilities.

Hg, a leading global software investor, has invested in AUVSEY and as part of the transaction the AUVESY management team will maintain a significant investment in the business, whilst former majority owner Brockhaus Private Equity has fully exited its position.

Dr. Tim Weckerle, CEO of AUVESY, commented: “This is positive news for everyone at AUVESY and I thank all my colleagues who have worked so hard to get us to this very strong position. We are delighted to be partnering with a software expert in Hg. We see their operational experience and expertise in areas such as international sales, marketing and M&A being hugely beneficial to the future growth of the firm, all supporting our ‘Never Stand Still’ mission to ensure that our customers around the world experience less down time in their production.”

Marco Brockhaus, Founder and Managing Director of Brockhaus Private Equity, added: “As a technology investor focusing on high margin companies in innovation-driven markets, AUVESY was a perfect fit for our investment strategy when we acquired the company from its founders in 2017. After having supported the company in internationalisation by opening offices in the USA and in China, we see a prospering future for AUVESY.”

The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed and the transaction is subject to completion.

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