capiton acquires Magix Software

Cate­gory: Private Equity
23. May 2018

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).

About capi­ton
In our view, private equity is more than just inves­ted money. We assume respon­si­bi­lity with every invest­ment: for our inves­tors’ money as well as for the compa­nies and their employees. We invest in a variety of sectors, with some we consider parti­cu­larly attrac­tive. Across all indus­tries, we take a detailed, case-by-case look at each invest­ment oppor­tu­nity and analyze risks and oppor­tu­ni­ties. Another focus is our specia­liza­tion in medium-sized busi­nesses. Even though the size of our invest­ment pools has grown steadily in recent years, the invest­ments remain within the usual range for medium-sized compa­nies. It is important for us to be in agree­ment with our inves­tees in terms of direc­tion and goal. We pursue the same goal as they do: success with long-term solid busi­ness concepts that open up growth pros­pects for everyone.

About Shear­man & Sterling
Shear­man & Ster­ling is an inter­na­tio­nal law firm with 22 offices in 13 count­ries and appro­xi­m­ately 850 lawy­ers. In Germany, Shear­man & Ster­ling is repre­sen­ted at the Frank­furt office. The firm is one of the inter­na­tio­nal market leaders in advi­sing on complex cross-border tran­sac­tions. World­wide, Shear­man & Ster­ling prima­rily advi­ses inter­na­tio­nal corpo­ra­ti­ons and large natio­nal compa­nies, finan­cial insti­tu­ti­ons, and large mid-sized compa­nies. For more infor­ma­tion, visit

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