Paragon Partners acquires majority stake in UNICEPTA
Munich — Munich-based private equity firm Paragon Partners has acquired a majority stake in UNICEPTA. Pesca Private Equity initiated the exit through the previous group of shareholders around the Ippen media group, former Bertelsmann executive Hartmut Ostrowski and other investors in an international bidding process. The management team remains involved in the company.
UNICEPTA is one of the leading European service companies for strategic media monitoring, media response analysis and intelligent issue management concepts. UNICEPTA has achieved an average annual increase in sales of around 18 percent over the last ten years. In the 2016/2017 financial year, sales amounted to €31.5 million. The company works for around 300 customers, including two-thirds of the DAX companies and numerous other multinationals. UNICEPTA is also the leading provider in Germany for so-called newsroom solutions in corporate communications.
Advisors to Pesca Private Equity: P+P Pöllath + Partners
P+P Pöllath + Partners advised the sellers around Pesca Private Equity on the sale of their shares.
Tobias Jäger (Counsel, Lead, M&A/PE, Munich), Dr. Nico Fischer (Partner, Tax, Munich), Dr. Jens Linde (Associated Partner, Financing, Frankfurt), Daniel Wiedmann, LL.M. (NYU) (Counsel, Antitrust Law, Frankfurt), Andrea Streifeneder (Associate, M&A/PE, Munich), Dr. Sebastian Rosentritt (Associate, M&A/PE, Munich), Christoph Beigel (Associate, Tax Law Munich)