Allgeier SE’s Acquisition of a Majority Stake in iQuest

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner advised the shareholders of iQuest on the sale of a majority stake to Allgeier SE.

The international IT-service provider iQuest, based in Bad Homburg, sold two thirds of its shares to the Munich technology group Allgeier SE. iQuest will continue to work independently but closely with the Allgeier Group.

With this transaction, Allgeier SE as one of the leading IT corporations in the German-speaking area consolidates its presence in Europe, expands its competence in the development of complex software solutions for critical business processes and continues the group’s international expansion. The transaction is subject to approval from the German Federal Cartel Office and other closing obligations. The share purchase agreement is expected to close in the next few weeks.

iQuest is an international IT services and solutions provider with more than 20 years of experience in delivering an extensive portfolio of personalized software solutions, products and integration services. By successfully combining technical expertise and excellence in services, iQuest brings long-term value to leading companies in life sciences, telecom, financial services, transport and energy. Headquartered in Germany, iQuest has local teams in Poland, Switzerland, Romania and the US, currently employing more than 650 employees.

Allgeier SE is one of the leading IT companies for digital transformation. The Munich-based group has locations in 23 countries on five continents and more than 9,000 employees worldwide, including 5,500 high-end software developers and more than 1,000 SAP and Microsoft consultants at locations all over Europe, the US, Mexico, Japan, Australia, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and China. Some of the world’s largest companies, including Siemens, GE, Intel, Google, IBM, Lufthansa, Pfizer, Allianz, AT&T, Audi, BMW and Daimler, benefit from the Allgeier Group’s entire IT service spectrum, from onsite to nearshore to offshore.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner advised iQuest-Group with Tobias Fenck (Picture), Christian Müller, Markus Beyer, Robert Schindler (Corporate, M&A, Private Equity) and Dominik Weiß (IP).

Involved fees earner: Tobias Fenck – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Christian Müller – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Markus Beyer – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Robert Schindler – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Dominik Weiß – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner;

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Clients: iQuest GmbH & Co KG;