Ardian finances acquisition of SER Group by Carlyle
Frankfurt a. Main/ Bonn - Shearman & Sterling advised Ardian Private Debt as lender on the financing of the acquisition of SER Group by Carlyle Europe Technology Partners. The sellers retain a substantial minority interest.
SER Group, headquartered in Bonn, Germany, has evolved from a pioneer in electronic archiving to Europe’s number one provider of pioneering enterprise content management (ECM) solutions. Founded in 1984, the company is characterized by its innovative strength, customized solutions and excellent customer service.
Ardian, a world-leading private investment house, as a sole lender, has provided a senior financing package to Carlyle Europe Technology Partners in support of the acquisition of SER Group in Germany. The financing underlines the ongoing expansion of Ardian Private Debt’s direct lending capabilities throughout Europe.
Mark Brenke, Managing Director & Co-Head Ardian Private Debt, said: “As a financing partner, we are delighted to be supporting the SER management team together with Carlyle who have a strong track record of investing in B2B technology businesses. SER is the leading independent ECM software provider in the German m
The Shearman & Sterling team led by Winfried M. Carli included Sven Oppermann and Marina Kieweg (all Germany-Finance).
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