ACTICO shareholders sell to Bregal Unternehmerkapital

Photo: Florian Schick is co-foun­der, chair­man of the manage­ment board and chair­man of the invest­ment commit­tee of Bregal Unternehmerkapital
6. April 2021

Munich — In March 2021, funds advi­sed by Bregal Unter­neh­mer­ka­pi­tal (BU) were able to conclude agree­ments to acquire a majo­rity stake in ACTICO, a leading inter­na­tio­nal provi­der of soft­ware for intel­li­gent process auto­ma­tion and digi­tal decision-making. ACTICO’s manage­ment and share­hol­ders will retain a signi­fi­cant equity stake in the company. McDer­mott Will & Emery provi­ded legal advice to the share­hol­ders of ACTICO on the sale to Bregal Unternehmerkapital.

ACTICO is a leading RegTech soft­ware provi­der offe­ring intel­li­gent decision auto­ma­tion, espe­cially for the banking and finan­cial services indus­try. The company sells its solu­ti­ons to custo­mers in over 25 coun­tries world­wide. ACTICO was crea­ted in 2015 through a carve-out from the Bosch Group and today employs around 140 people at its head­quar­ters in Immen­staad on Lake Constance and other bran­ches in the USA and Singapore.

The soft­ware plat­form is used in parti­cu­lar in the areas of risk manage­ment, regu­la­tory and compli­ance, fraud protec­tion, custo­mer loyalty and process opti­miz­a­tion. In parti­cu­lar, ACTICO excels in proces­sing large amounts of data and in deve­lo­ping reli­able, robust and easily scala­ble applications.

Bregal Unter­neh­mer­ka­pi­tal invests in medium-sized compa­nies in a wide range of indus­tries in Germany, Austria, Switz­er­land and Nort­hern Italy. The focus is on market leaders and “hidden cham­pions” with strong manage­ment teams and growth potential.

Bregal Unter­neh­mer­ka­pi­tal GmbH was foun­ded in 2015 by Florian Schick and Jan-Daniel Neumann. The funds they advise support entre­pre­neurs family busi­nes­ses. The focus is on majo­rity and mino­rity invest­ments and growth finan­cing, prima­rily in medium-sized compa­nies in Germany, Austria, Switz­er­land and nort­hern Italy — the “Mittel­stand”. These invest­ments are inde­pen­dent of deve­lo­p­ments on the finan­cial markets. With pati­ent capi­tal, entre­pre­neu­rial exper­tise and part­­ner­s­hip-based dialo­gue, BU aims to focus on growing its invest­ments and helping them create sustainable value. Parti­cu­larly important are finan­cial stabi­lity, a high degree of flexi­bi­lity, short decision-making paths and a high degree of entre­pre­neu­rial free­dom for the companies.

Consul­tant Share­hol­der of ACTICO
McDer­mott Will & Emery, Munich: Dr. Cars­ten Böhm (Lead, Corpo­rate), Marcus Fischer (Coun­sel, Tax, Frank­furt), Nina Siewert (Tax, Frank­furt), Dr. Sandra Urban-Crell (Labor, Düssel­dorf), Stef­fen Woitz (IP), Dr. Germar Enders (Coun­sel; Corpo­rate); Asso­cia­tes: Frank Weiß, Bene­dikt Gloß­ner (both Corporate)

About McDer­mott Will & Emery
McDer­mott Will & Emery is a leading inter­na­tio­nal law firm. With over 1,200 attor­neys, we are repre­sen­ted in 21 loca­ti­ons world­wide: Atlanta, Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Düssel­dorf, Frank­furt a. M., Hous­ton, Colo­gne, London, Los Ange­les, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, San Fran­cisco, Sili­con Valley, Washing­ton, D.C. and Wilming­ton. The German prac­tice is mana­ged by McDer­mott Will & Emery Rechts­an­wälte Steu­er­be­ra­ter LLP.

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