VR Equitypartner acquires a stake in Informatik Consulting Systems
Frankfurt a. M. — VR Equitypartner GmbH has acquired a minority stake in Informatik Consulting Systems AG (ICS). The acquisition is part of a succession plan and is aimed at continuing the successful growth of ICS. VR Equitypartner GmbH was advised by Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek with a team led by Dr. Rainer Herschlein and Benedikt Raisch.
The management of the company is in the hands of the previous board member and shareholder Cid Kiefer, who will in future hold a majority stake in the company together with two other shareholders. The previous passive family shareholders, the Winkel and Hämer families, are leaving the company. Together, the shareholders intend to expand the range of services as well as explore the opening of new locations and the acquisition of companies. In this context, additional specialists are to be recruited and the organizational structure adapted to the increasing size of the company.
Stuttgart-based ICS AG is a family-run IT consulting and engineering company that has been developing solutions for complex IT environments for more than 50 years. The company employs around 120 people at four locations in Germany and a subsidiary in Switzerland. ICS is active in the fields of “Transportation” (control and safety technology for rail infrastructure), “Industrial Engineering” (maintenance of IT systems in logistics and production) and “Information Security” (development, certification and operation of information security systems).
VR Equitypartner GmbH
VR Equitypartner GmbH is one of the leading equity financiers in the DACH region. VR Equitypartner supports medium-sized family businesses in a goal-oriented manner and with decades of experience in the strategic solution of complex financing issues. In doing so, VR Equitypartner consistently puts the sustainability of company developments before short-term exit thinking. VR Equitypartner’s portfolio currently comprises around 100 commitments with an investment volume of EUR 500 million.
Advisors to VR Equitypartner GmbH: Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Dr. Rainer Herschlein, LL.M. (lead management, M&A),
Benedikt Raisch (Lead Partner, M&A),
Cornelia Schwizler (Corporate / M&A),
Dr. Markus Klinger (IT/IP),
Dr. Felix Drefs (IT/IP),
Dr. Anne de Boer LL.M. (Funding),
Andreas Lutz (Real Estate Law),
Dr. Antonia Stein (Labor Law),
Dr. Nicole Armingeon (Public Law), all Stuttgart
Fabian G. Gaffron (Tax Law), Hamburg
Dr. Ruth Schneider (Commercial), Munich