In the past 15 years, ARTHOS Corporate Finance has successfully closed many transactions in digital media, IT and high-tech industries. This makes us the right partner for sell-side and buy-side clients alike. Precisely because experience and expertise play a decisive role in complex and demanding M&A projects. We know the developments and business models of these industries, identify the appropriate strategic partners for the client, are in personal contact with decision-makers and apply our know-how in the areas of industry-specific assessments and deal structures.
Digital media is a large, international industry sector. On the one hand, the M&A activities in areas such as digital marketing and eCommerce are driven by market consolidation. On the other hand, new and dynamic growth markets arise continuously because of technical innovations such as Smart Data or Augmented Reality. Permanently evolving markets like these require M&A advisers with good industry expertise.
- Digital Marketing
- Data & Analytics
- Digital Media & eCommerce
- Marketing Technology
- Advertising & Marketing
On the one hand, former growth segments in the field of IT hardware or semiconductors are characterised by cut-throat competition. On the other hand, new growth markets arise because of the digitisation of many industries – here information technology is the enabler. Internet of Things, Smart Home and Machine Learning are areas in which strategic acquirers grow successfully through acquisitions at the right time.
- IT Consulting
- Semiconductor Industry
Industry 4.0 has become reality. The purchase of missing products and competences for the digitisation and interlinking of own products and services is a core topic for many industrial companies. Decisive for a successful purchase is the competence and the technological fit with the own company. Here, industry know-how is a mandatory requirement for successful M&A advisory.
- Electronics & Electrical Industry
- Engineering Services
- Sensor Systems & Automation
- Engineering & Construction
- Supplying Industry
Data Respons (Norway) has acquired Frobese (Germany)
Data Respons retained ARTHOS as an M&A adviser to acquire strategic partners in Germany. The focus of the search profile was on complementary specialists in the area of software development, IT consulting and industrial digitalisation to strengthen its position in Germany, the largest industrial market in Europe and strategically important for Data Respons. ARTHOS provided full buyside advisory services including company screening process based on pre-defined search criteria, analyzing potential strategic partners, and co-ordinating the subsequent M&A process including the due diligence and negotiations.
INTEGR8 (Germany) shareholders have sold a majority stake to Ufenau (Switzerland)
INTEGR8 was looking for a strategic or financial investor with the vision to create a leading integrated digital agency in Europe. ARTHOS provided full M&A sell-side advisory services including analyzing and approaching national and international potential investors together with AICA partner firms and driving the subsequent M&A process including co-ordination of the due diligence and leading negotiations of commercial terms of all agreements.
Indutrade (Sweden) has acquired Stein Automation (Germany)
Indutrade strengthened its position in industry 4.0 high-tech solutions in Germany by acquiring Stein Automation - a supplier of pallet transfer systems for assembly-lines. ARTHOS served as M&A advisor to Indutrade AB. The main tasks included identification and introduction of the target company, evaluating and structuring the offer. In addition, ARTHOS assisted the Indutrade team during due diligence and the acquisition process until closing.
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Newsletter2Go (Germany) has been acquired by SendinBlue (France)
Newsletter2Go was considering the option to join an international strategic partner with the intention to strengthen its competitive position and growth in email marketing software for SMEs in Europe. ARTHOS provided full M&A sell-side advisory services including analyzing and approaching national and international potential strategic partners together with AICA partner firms and driving the subsequent M&A process including co-ordination of the due diligence and leading negotiations of commercial terms of all agreements.
Data Respons (Norway) has acquired IT Sonix (Germany) & XPURE (Germany)
Data Respons retained ARTHOS as an M&A adviser to acquire strategic partners in Germany with a focus on specialist R&D services and SW technology to strengthen its position as a complete technology partner for industrial digitalization, IoT and smart embedded solutions in Germany. ARTHOS provided full buy-side advisory services including evaluating strategic goals to define ideal search criteria, pursue an extensive company screening process, analyzing and approaching more than 30 potential strategic partners, arranging management meetings and driving the subsequent M&A process including co-ordination of the due diligence and contract negotiations.
Infineon (Germany) has acquired Merus Audio (Denmark)
With the acquisition of Merus Audio, Infineon Technologies will be able to offer its customers a comprehensive and leading-edge Class-D Audio amplifier portfolio addressing the most demanding applications. ARTHOS acted as the M&A advisor to Infineon Technologies with the main task to structure and negotiate the main terms of the agreement. In addition, ARTHOS was coordinating the Infineon team during Due Diligence and was supporting the acquisition process until closing.