IK Investment: SCHEMA Group acquires Docware

28. Janu­ary 2020

Nurem­berg, Germany — Shear­man & Ster­ling advi­sed SCHEMA Group, a port­fo­lio company of IK Invest­ment Part­ners, on the finan­cing of the acqui­si­tion of Docware GmbH. Follo­wing the acqui­si­tion of TID Infor­ma­tik in April 2019, SCHEMA’s port­fo­lio will thus be expan­ded once again to include a manu­fac­tu­rer of a service infor­ma­tion system.

Docware GmbH, based in Fürth, Germany, is a specia­list in the deve­lo­p­ment and imple­men­ta­tion of soft­ware solu­ti­ons for after-sales service and spare parts manage­ment. With its stan­dard PARTS-PUBLISHER soft­ware, a modu­lar spare parts cata­log soft­ware, Docware holds a leading posi­tion in the market for elec­tro­nic parts cata­logs and digi­tal service infor­ma­tion systems.

SCHEMA GmbH was foun­ded in 1995 and is a medium-sized soft­ware manu­fac­tu­rer from Nurem­berg. It deve­lops compo­nent content manage­ment and content deli­very solu­ti­ons for edito­rial teams that create product-rela­­ted content. Soft­ware from SCHEMA GmbH supports compa­nies in describ­ing complex products and produ­cing and distri­bu­ting these descrip­ti­ons on various media.

Advi­sor SCHEMA Group: Shear­man Sterling
The Shear­man & Ster­ling team included part­ners Winfried M. Carli and Andreas Breu (both Germany-Finance).

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

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