McDermott Will & Emery advised the shareholders of ACTICO, while Latham & Watkins LLP represented funds advised by Bregal Unternehmerkapital on the deal.
Bregal Unternehmerkapital (“BU”) executed the acquisition of a majority stake in ACTICO, a leading, international provider of intelligent automation and digital decision-making software. With the transaction, the current ACTICO management team and existing shareholders will reinvest alongside Bregal.
ACTICO’s software-as-a-service (Saas) solutions are made available on premise as well as via cloud environments. In total, ACTICO has more than 50,000 users in over 25 countries, from SMEs to large Fortune-500 enterprises, and employs a staff of over 130.
BU is part of a family-owned business that has grown over several generations. The BU funds invest in mid-sized companies across a wide range of sectors in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Northern Italy with a focus on market leaders and “hidden champions” with strong management teams and outbreak potential. With patient capital, entrepreneurial expertise and a partnership approach, its team works closely with entrepreneurs to develop, internationalize and digitalize portfolio companies, and to help them generate sustainable value on a responsible basis.
The McDermott team advising the shareholders of ACTICO was led by Carsten Böhm, Marcus Fischer, and comprised Nina Siewert, Sandra Urban-Crell, Steffen Woitz, Germar Enders, Frank Weiß and Benedikt Gloßner.
Latham & Watkins represented BU on the ACTICO deal with a team led by Munich corporate partner Burc Hesse (Picture) with partner Sebastian Pauls, associates Corinna Freudenmacher, Chris Freitag and Hamburg based associate Katarina Fröschle. Advice was also provided on real estate matters by partner Otto von Gruben and associate Jana Maué, on compliance matters by Hamburg associate Stefan Bartz, on tax matters by Ulf Kieker, and on employment matters by Kristina Steckermeier.
Involved fees earner: Stefan Bartz – Latham & Watkins; Chris Freitag – Latham & Watkins; Corinna Freudenmacher – Latham & Watkins; Katarina Fröschle – Latham & Watkins; Burc Hesse – Latham & Watkins; Ulf Kieker – Latham & Watkins; Jana Maue – Latham & Watkins; Sebastian Pauls – Latham & Watkins; Kristina Steckermeier – Latham & Watkins; Otto von Gruben – Latham & Watkins; Carsten Böhm – McDermott Will & Emery; Germar Enders – McDermott Will & Emery; Marcus Fischer – McDermott Will & Emery; Benedikt Glossner – McDermott Will & Emery; Nina Siewert – McDermott Will & Emery; Sandra Urban-Crell – McDermott Will & Emery; Frank Weiss – McDermott Will & Emery; Steffen Woitz – McDermott Will & Emery;