Main Capital Partners’ Acquisition of MACH

McDermott advised Main Capital Partners on the acquisition of MACH AG, while Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek and Livingstone Partners GmbH advised the Müller-Ontjes founding family of MACH AG.

The founding family Müller-Ontjes remains on board as active owner. The joint strategy will focus on extending the company’s product and technology offering by further expanding through both organic and new initiatives.

MACH AG, founded in 1985 and headquartered in Lübeck, Germany, is specialized in the digitization of public administration. The company offers software, consulting and hosting services for more than 100,000 users in federal and state authorities, municipalities, church administrations, teaching and research institutions, as well as non-governmental organizations. With more than 400 employees MACH AG, achieves €44 million in revenues.

Main Capital Partners is a strategic investor with focus on the software sector in the Benelux, DACH and Nordics, with offices in The Hague, Düsseldorf and Stockholm. With a long term horizon around successful partnerships with management teams, the company aims on building larger software groups together. Main Capital Partners has approximately €1 billion in assets under management for investments in mature and growing software companies.

The McDermott team advising Main Capital was led by Dustin Schwerdtfeger (Picture), Norman Wasse, Dr. Kian Tauser, Dr. Nils Christian Wighardt, Marcus Fischer, Dr. Gudrun Germakowski, Dr. Thomas Gennert, Daniel von Brevern, Dr. Maximilian Clostermeyer, Dr. Alexa Ningelgen, Dr. Christian Masch, Dr. Marion von Grönheim, Tobias Riemenschneider, Isabelle Müller, David Schäfer, Dr. Florian Schiefer, Julian Jäger, Tina Zeller, Mirjam Büsch, Lene Niemeier.

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek was led by Dr. Stefan Duhnkrack together with Dr. Katharina Prasuhn, Dr. Hans Markus Wulf, Peter Michael Schäffler, Christian Schild, Sven Radke, Dr. Philipp Jansen and Michael Westhoven from Livingstone Partners GmbH.

Involved fees earner: Stefan Duhnkrack – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Philipp Jansen – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Katharina Prasuhn – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Sven Radke – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Peter Schäffler – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Christian Schild – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Hans Markus Wulf – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Michael Westhoven – Livingstone Partners; Mirjam Büsch – McDermott Will & Emery; Maximilian Clostermeyer – McDermott Will & Emery; Marcus Fischer – McDermott Will & Emery; Thomas Gennert – McDermott Will & Emery; Gudrun Germakowski – McDermott Will & Emery; Julian Jäger – McDermott Will & Emery; Christian Masch – McDermott Will & Emery; Isabelle Müller – McDermott Will & Emery; Lene Niemeier – McDermott Will & Emery; Alexa Ningelgen – McDermott Will & Emery; Tobias Riemenschneider – McDermott Will & Emery; David Schäfer – McDermott Will & Emery; Florian Schiefer – McDermott Will & Emery; Dustin Schwerdtfeger – McDermott Will & Emery; Kian Tauser – McDermott Will & Emery; Daniel von Brevern – McDermott Will & Emery; Marion von Grönheim – McDermott Will & Emery; Norman Wasse – McDermott Will & Emery; Nils Christian Wighardt – McDermott Will & Emery; Tina Zeller – McDermott Will & Emery;

Law Firms: Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Livingstone Partners; McDermott Will & Emery;

Clients: Jan Müller-Ontjes; Main Capital Partners;