McDermott advises Main Capital on acquisition for Blika Solutions

Photo: Norman Wasse, LL.M., Part­ner at McDer­mott Will & Emery, Frank­furt a. M.
28. March 2022

Frank­furt a.M. — Main Capi­tal Part­ners acqui­res Audimex AG through Main Port­fo­lio company Blika Solu­ti­ons AB. The sellers are Audimex foun­ders and board members, Stefan Berch­told and Markus Höver­mann; both remain on the manage­ment team and retain a partial stake via Blika.

Main Capi­tal Part­ners had acqui­red the Swedish soft­ware deve­lo­per Blika in Octo­ber 2021 and is now reali­zing its first add-on acqui­si­tion with the take­over of Audimex. The goal is to build an inter­na­tio­nal soft­ware group specia­li­zing in solu­ti­ons for gover­nance, risk and compli­ance (GRC) processes.

Audimex AG has been deve­lo­ping and distri­bu­ting soft­ware solu­ti­ons for inter­nal audi­ting and compli­ance since 1999. Blika Solu­ti­ons AB offers a modu­lar SaaS system that helps multi­na­tio­nal compa­nies comply with complex tax, legal and trans­fer pricing regulations.

Main Capi­tal Part­ners is a leading soft­ware inves­tor in Bene­lux, DACH and Scan­di­na­via with over €2.2 billion in assets under manage­ment. Main has inves­ted in more than 120 soft­ware compa­nies to date.

The McDer­mott team, led by Norman Wasse and Dustin Schwerdt­fe­ger, regu­larly advi­ses Main Capi­tal Part­ners on M&A tran­sac­tions and financings.

Advi­sing Main Capi­tal Part­ners: McDer­mott Will & Emery, Frankfurt
Norman Wasse, LL.M., Photo (Lead, Corporate/M&A), Dr. Marion von Grön­heim, Lisa Schick­ling (both Asso­cia­tes, Corporate/M&A), Dustin Schwerdt­fe­ger, Markus Hunken­schrö­der (Asso­ciate; both Finan­cing, both Düssel­dorf), Dr. Johan­nes Honzen, Hannah Henseling (Asso­ciate; both Real Estate), Dr. Gudrun Germa­kow­ski, Dr. Thomas Gennert (both Düssel­dorf), Fran­ziska Leub­ner (Munich), Lukas Deutz­mann (Cologne/Düsseldorf; both Asso­cia­tes; all Labor Law), Dr. Heiko Kermer, Marcus Fischer (Coun­sel; both Tax Law), Dr. Chris­tian L. Masch, Isabella Kätzl­meier (Asso­ciate; both IT/IP, Munich), Dr. Lukas Wasylow-Neuhaus (Public Law, Düssel­dorf), Chris­tine Corkran Kret­kow­ski (Corporate/M&A, Washing­ton, DC).

Advo­kat­fir­man Vinge KB, Stock­holm: Jonas Johans­son, Per Kling, Egil Svens­son (Swedish law)

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