IK Investment Partners: SCHEMA Group acquires TID Informatik
Munich — SCHEMA, a portfolio company of IK Investment Partners has acquired 73% of the shares in TID Informatik GmbH. The SCHEMA Group thus expands its previous 27% share in TID Informatik to 100%.
As a new wholly owned subsidiary of the SCHEMA Group, TID Informatik will continue to operate on the market as an independent company alongside SCHEMA Consulting and SCHEMA Systems. The current managing directors Robert Schäfer and Rafi Boudjakdjian will continue to lead TID Informatik GmbH as managing directors.
TID Informatik GmbH was founded in 1992 by Robert Schäfer as a service provider in the field of technical documentation. Today, TID Informatik is a successful and fast-growing software company offering CATALOGcreator®, the market-leading software platform for electronic spare parts business, service information systems and portals. The headquarters of TID Informatik GmbH is in Inning am Ammersee, furthermore the company has a branch office in Amberg. TID Informatik employs 50 people at both locations and plans to grow further in the coming years.
SCHEMA and TID, as well as the respective management, are convinced that an even more intensive strategic cooperation can additionally strengthen the already currently impressive growth of both companies.
IK Investment Partners is a European private equity firm with an investment focus on the Nordic countries, the DACH region and France/Benelux. Since 1989, IK has launched funds with a cumulative equity volume of almost €10 billion and invested in more than 125 European companies. The IK Funds support companies with significant growth potential and their management teams in developing business models for the future, strengthening the companies’ market position and thus creating outstanding long-term development potential.
Advisor TID: Concentro Management AG
Michael Raab (Partner), Sebastian Mink (Principal), Julia Albert (Consultant), Julian Schiener (Consultant)
Advisors to IK Investment Partners: Shearman & Sterling
Shearman & Sterling previously advised on the financing of the 2018 acquisition of SCHEMA Group. The Shearman & Sterling team included Partner Winfried M. Carli and Associate Andreas Breu (both Germany-Finance).
About Concentro AG
Concentro Management AG is a medium-sized consulting company with a focus on M&A consulting, mainly in transition situations, restructuring consulting and corporate management. With 35 employees at four locations in Germany, Concentro works in an implementation and success-oriented manner. The aim is to generate added value for the customer through an individual consulting service.
About Shearman & Sterling
Shearman & Sterling is an international law firm with 23 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 www.shearman.com.