LONDON, UK – Hampleton Partners, an international mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance advisory firm for technology companies, has advised DOCUFY GmbH, a German software manufacturer and a service provider for technical documentation, on its acquisition by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, a German precision mechanical engineering company.
“We are delighted to have advised on this transaction,” said Miro Parizek, Principal Partner at Hampleton. “Our great team of experienced executives achieved this through leveraging their strategic-focused capabilities in IT. This is yet another great example of Hampleton’s dedicated expertise and how we apply proven experience to execute an optimal transaction.”
“Hampleton helped us to find a partner that is clearly a great fit for us, and one we hadn’t considered ourselves,” said Uwe Reissenweber, DOCUFY’S Founder and Managing Director. “Heidelberg has a great reputation in Germany as an important industrial player, however, I was not aware of their vision of the digital factory and the investment they have made into developing that business unit.”
Reissenweber added, “I very much look forward to being part of Heidelberg with its resources, vision and agility to respond to the requirements of Industry 4.0, and to drive further the international expansion of DOCUFY. I also look forward to joining Heidelberg management and supporting the growth of their digital business unit.”
“With the takeover of DOCUFY, we are gradually implementing our strategy ‘Heidelberg goes digital!’. But the investment in the growth market of digital product life cycle management will also strengthen our own competitiveness,” says Rainer Hundsdörfer, CEO of Heidelberg.
“This transaction illustrates the continuing trend of traditional companies expanding into technology based industries via M&A. Other examples include Walmart’s purchase of Jet.com for $3 billion and Unilever’s acquisition of Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion,” added Mr. Parizek.
The engagement was led by Axel Brill with David Riemenschneider and Nicholas Milligan rounding out the transaction team for Hampleton. The expert team uses a proven methodical, structured and open approach to M&A that creates multiple options leading to the most rewarding transactions.
Hampleton is an international M&A and corporate finance advisory firm with offices in London, Frankfurt and San Francisco. The firm’s core offering is advisory services in the sale of companies or significant equity stakes of enterprises in its focus areas: Automotive Technology, IoT, E-Commerce, Digital Marketing, Enterprise Software, Fintech, IT Services, SaaS and Cloud Services. Hampleton was established with the purpose of assuring its clients the greatest likelihood of success; providing the broadest international scope available coupled with the highest degree and quality of service locally.
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DOCUFY is a leading software producer and service provider for multi-level documentation systems. Based on their software solutions for technical documentation, DOCUFY created products that opens up the potential of their clients content on all levels. They are experts in solutions for documentation processes, so their technical documentation will make the greatest contribution to their clients business success.
For more information about DOCUFY please visit https://www.docufy.de/en/
About Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen is a Germany-based manufacturer of offset printing presses sold globally. The company has a worldwide market share of more than 47% in this area and is the largest global manufacturer of printing presses. Sheet-fed offset printing is used predominantly for high-quality, multi-colour products, such as catalogues, calendars, posters, and labels. Heidelberg produces equipment for prepress, press and postpress, and is the only company in the world that does so.
For more information about Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG please visit https://www.heidelberg.com/global/en/index.jsp
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