proALPHA’s Acquisition Of A Majority Stake in Böhme & Weihs

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Böhme & Weihs Systemtechnik on the deal while Sidley Austin LLP advised proALPHA Group.

Böhme & Weihs GmbH Industrieholding’s shareholders, Prof. Dr. Norbert Böhme, Rüdiger Weihs, Norbert Seeliger, and Joachim Wendel, announced the sale of a majority stake to proALPHA.

Prof. Dr. Norbert Böhme and Rüdiger Weihs will continue to hold shares in the company and to manage the company jointly with Christian Zoll. Partnering with proALPHA, Böhme & Weihs intends to expand its presence in existing markets and to gain access to new industries.

Wuppertal-based Böhme & Weihs has established itself as one of the leading provider for development and operation of innovative software solutions for quality and manufacturing management since 1985. More than 30,000 users worldwide are using the company’s CASQ-it solution. In addition to its Wuppertal headquarters, Böhme & Weihs maintains a branch office in Aalen and offices in France and Russia.

proALPHA is a German business software provider for SMEs. proALPHA group has been supplying users from a wide range of industries for more than 25 years. Some 1,200 employees support more than 4,500 customers worldwide in their digitalization efforts. The powerful complete ERP solution forms the digital backbone linking and controlling systems and processes along the entire value chain.

The Heuking team was led by Dr. Michael Sörgel (Picture) and included Dr. Patrick Müller, Dr. Christian Liese and Beatrice Stange.

The Sidley team was led by Private Equity/M&A partner Nicole Janssen, with support from partners Dr. Roderic Pagel (Tax), Dr. Markus Feil (Global Finance), and Volker Kullmann (Private Equity/M&A). Additional team members included associates Dr. Matthias Annweiler (Private Equity/M&A), Jörg Fischer and Jacob Schreiber (Tax), and Xenia Pisarewski (Global Finance).

Involved fees earner: Christian Liese – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Patrick Müller – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Michael Sörgel – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Beatrice Stange – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Matthias Annweiler – Sidley Austin LLP; Markus Feil – Sidley Austin LLP; Jörg Fischer – Sidley Austin LLP; Nicole Janssen – Sidley Austin LLP; Volker Kullmann – Sidley Austin LLP; Roderic Pagel – Sidley Austin LLP; Xenia Pisarewski – Sidley Austin LLP; Jacob Schreiber – Sidley Austin LLP;

Law Firms: Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Sidley Austin LLP;

Clients: Böhme & Weihs Systemtechnik GmbH & Co. KG; ProALPHA Group ;