capiton acquires Magix Software
Berlin — Shearman & Sterling advised capiton on the financing of the acquisition of a majority stake in Magix Software, a leading global developer and provider of video, music and photo editing software.
capiton is an independent, owner-managed private equity company that manages a total fund volume of € 1.1 billion and invests in larger medium-sized companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the context of management buy-outs and expansion financing. Magix is a primary transaction and the first component of capiton’s increased activity in the area of digital business models.
Headquartered in Berlin, Magix has additional development sites in Dresden and Madison (USA). Magix has been active in the video and music editing software market for more than twenty years and can therefore draw on a very broad and loyal customer base.
Advisor capiton: Shearman & Sterling
The Shearman & Sterling team included partner Winfried M. Carli, associates Odilo Wallner and Maria Iorno (all Germany-Finance).
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