LEA Partners invests in HCM software provider LANDWEHR

8. April 2019

Karls­ruhe — The tech­no­logy inves­tor LEA Part­ners invests in the LANDWEHR Group through its LEA Mittel­stands­part­ner Fund toge­ther with the long-stan­­ding manage­ment team. The foun­ding family conti­nues to hold a stake in the company.

LANDWEHR has been deve­lo­ping and selling highly specia­li­zed HCM soft­ware products, espe­ci­ally for person­nel and buil­ding services compa­nies, since 1994 and is conside­red the market leader in the German market with more than 2,000 custo­mers. LANDWEHR also offers an indus­try solu­tion for event service provi­ders with inten­sive staff deploy­ment. In addi­tion, LANDWEHR’s port­fo­lio is roun­ded off by soft­ware offe­rings for payroll accoun­ting and finan­cial accoun­ting. Another LANDWEHR divi­sion is services, trai­ning and server hosting.

As part of the tran­sac­tion, the manage­ment team of Marc Linkert, Hubert Ober­meyer and Thors­ten Temme will take over the manage­ment of the company from the Land­wehr family and acquire a stake in the company them­sel­ves. Marc Linkert, Mana­ging Direc­tor Sales, explains: “Streng­the­ned by the exper­tise and resour­ces of LEA Part­ners, we can decisi­vely drive our company forward in an important phase of deve­lo­p­ment: not only by expan­ding our exis­ting product and service offe­ring, but also in parti­cu­lar by inves­t­ing in further indus­try solu­ti­ons and in our sales and tech­no­logy organization.”

“We have selec­ted our new majo­rity share­hol­der very carefully. LEA Part­ners has an excel­lent repu­ta­tion as a part­ner of high-growth tech­no­logy compa­nies,” says Oliver Land­wehr. “We are proud that we have been able to successfully imple­ment a succes­sion plan that streng­thens LANDWEHR in the long term and fits the company’s culture.”

“The Land­wehr family, manage­ment team and employees of LANDWEHR have done an impres­sive job of buil­ding the company over the past few years and deve­lo­ping it into a fast-growing market leader,” said Sebas­tian Müller of LEA Part­ners. “Based on the high custo­mer value gene­ra­ted by LANDWEHR’s fully inte­gra­ted soft­ware products in the partly highly regu­la­ted markets, we see substan­tial further growth poten­tial. In addi­tion, there are a variety of inor­ga­nic growth oppor­tu­ni­ties, which we want to examine in the course of a selec­tive buy & build stra­tegy and realize toge­ther with the manage­ment team.”

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