DATAGROUP SE’s Acquisition of dna Gesellschaft für IT Services mbH

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised DATAGROUP SE on the deal, while GvW Graf von Westphalen advised the shareholders of dna Gesellschaft für IT Services mbH.

DATAGROUP SE announced the acquisition of 100% of the shares in dna Gesellschaft für IT Services mbH. DATAGROUP intends to use the acquisition to complement its existing activities in the field of IT services for the financial services sector. The parties agreed not to disclose the acquisition price.

Hamburg-based dna Gesellschaft für IT Services mbH specializes in services for IT infrastructures and IT applications. The company’s expertise includes network management, managed client services, application operation and user administration, as well as industry-specific technical support. In addition, dna advises on integration processes to implement new systems and applications and supports software development processes.

DATAGROUP SE is a German IT service company with more than 2,700 employees. The company designs, implements, and operates IT infrastructures and business applications such as SAP. With DATAGROUP Financial IT Services GmbH and its sister company Portavis GmbH, DATAGROUP already serves numerous customers in the banking and savings bank sector.

The Heuking team was led by Dr. Rainer Herschlein (Picture) and further included Charlotte Schmitt, Dr. Emanuel Teichmann, Natalia Dinnebier and Fabian G. Gaffron.

The GvW team advising on this transaction was led by Titus Walek and included Jan Hüniken (both M&A), Dr Frank Tschesche (Tax Law), Karsten Kujath (Employment Law) and Dr Joachim Mulch (IP).

Involved fees earner: Jan Hüniken – GvW Graf von Westphalen; Karsten Kujath – GvW Graf von Westphalen; Joachim Mulch – GvW Graf von Westphalen; Frank Tschesche – GvW Graf von Westphalen; Titus Walek – GvW Graf von Westphalen; Natalia Dinnebier – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Fabian Gaffron – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Rainer Herschlein – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Charlotte Schmitt – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Emanuel Teichmann – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek;

Law Firms: GvW Graf von Westphalen; Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek;

Clients: Datagroup SE ; dna Gesellschaft für IT Services mbH;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler