Transaction Details

November 4, 2021
Frankfurt

Sector

Technology

Deal Type

M&A

Deal Team

Sascha Pfeiffer, Malte Abrams, Tom Fuchs, Frederik Gradl

GCA Altium advises Fujitsu on the sale of Unicon Software to a financial investor and management

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to Fujitsu on the sale of Unicon Software, the leading provider of end-point software solutions, to a financial investor and management.

Founded in 1993, Unicon Software, headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, is the leading provider of end-point software solutions, covering operating systems and device management and serving a wide range of blue-chip customers. The company’s product offering includes both a cloud client operating system (eLux), as well as a device management solution for cloud clients (Scout Enterprise Management Suite) and currently operates on more than two million devices across 65 countries worldwide.

With a new major shareholder, Unicon will continue to expand its position as a leading technology company in the field of end-user computing. The management, together with the new investor as their partner, has acquired all shares from Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH as of November 1 2021. Going forward Unicon will drive its growth with its new partner in an even more agile and flexible way, focusing on its product portfolio, technology networks, OEM and sales partners, as well as distributors too. In addition, the company plans to strengthen its workforce and enter new markets, both nationally and globally.

Rupert Lehner, Head of Central and Eastern Europe & Products Europe at Fujitsu, said: “Unicon and Fujitsu share a highly successful history together. We will continue our close and trusting partnership, offering our customers tailor-made solutions for the future of end-user computing with innovative hardware from Fujitsu and smart software from Unicon.”

Philipp Benkler, Managing Director of Unicon, added: “This partnership will enable Unicon to grow independently at a self-determined pace and with a high degree of flexibility. Over the past 20 years, Unicon has established itself as a hidden champion within the German IT landscape. We are concentrating on our strengths and our comprehensive know-how to continue on this successful path. With our product portfolio, a strong network of renowned partners and our new brand identity, we are positioned well for the future. We are happy to have found the right future home with the help of GCA Altium and we could not be happier with the outcome.”

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