EMERAM acquires ]init[ from Permira and HCOB

12. Septem­ber 2019

Frank­furt a. Main — EMERAM Capi­tal Part­ners has acqui­red the ]init[ AG, a leading provi­der of trans­for­ma­tion services from Perm­ira and HCOB acqui­red. Shear­man & Ster­ling advi­sed funds advi­sed by Perm­ira Debt Mana­gers (PDM) and Hamburg Commer­cial Bank (HCOB) on the finan­cing of the acqui­si­tion of ]init[ AG für digi­tale Kommu­ni­ka­tion (]init[) by EMERAM Capi­tal Part­ners,. Dirk Stocks­meier, Chief Execu­tive Offi­cer and foun­der of ]init[, will conti­nue to hold a signi­fi­cant stake in the company.

]init[ AG für digi­tale Kommu­ni­ka­tion, head­quar­te­red in Berlin, is one of Germany’s leading full-service provi­ders for Inter­net and IT projects. The company employs over 500 people world­wide in the areas of online commu­ni­ca­ti­ons, IT services and data centers.

EMERAM was advi­sed by Noerr (Legal & Tax), PwC (Finan­cial), strategy& (Commer­cial), Quar­ton (Debt Advi­sory) and Willis (Insu­rance).

]init[ was advi­sed by Drake Star Part­ners (Exclu­sive Finan­cial Advi­sor) and Taylor­Wes­sing (Legal).

Perm­ira and HCOB: The Shear­man & Ster­ling team led by Part­ner Winfried M. Carli included Asso­cia­tes Andreas Breu and Martina Buller as well as Tran­sac­tion Specia­list Deniz Alkanli (all Germany-Finance). Hamburg Commer­cial Bank was advi­sed on inter­cre­di­tor issues by Dr. Matthias Weis­sin­ger (Germany-Finance).

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