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Our industries: digital media, IT and high-tech industry

Arthos Sector Focus

In these industries we have the best expertise

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

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 media consists of:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Data & Analytics
  • Digital Media & eCommerce
  • Marketing Technology
  • Advertising & Marketing

Information technology

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.

Information technology consists of:

  • Software
  • IT Consulting
  • Semiconductor Industry
  • Photonics
  • Communications

High-tech 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.

High-tech industry consists of:

  • Electronics & Electrical Industry
  • Engineering Services
  • Sensor Systems & Automation
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Supplying Industry

ARTHOS NEWS

High-Tech-Industrie

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.

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Information technology

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.

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Information technology

Data Respons (Norway) has acquired EPOS CAT (Germany)
Data Respons retained ARTHOS as the M&A adviser to acquire a strategic partner in Germany with a focus on industrial digitalization to strengthen its position in the German R&D services and embedded solutions market, the largest market in Europe. 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.

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Digital media

XOVI (Germany) has been acquired by Plesk (Switzerland)
XOVI was looking for a strategic partner with the intention to further expand the business internationally and enhance market share locally by joining a leading global complementary software business. ARTHOS provided full M&A sell-side advisory services including evaluating strategic goals, analyzing and approaching national and international potential strategic partners involving our AICA partner firms in other countries, and driving the subsequent M&A process including co-ordination of the due diligence and leading negotiations of commercial terms of all agreements.

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High-tech industry

MaxxVision (Germany) has been acquired by Indutrade (Sweden)
MaxxVision was looking for a strategic partner with the intention to expand the business via a buy & build strategy after the sale of business. ARTHOS provided full sell-side advisory services including evaluating strategic goals, analyzing and approaching national and international potential strategic partners together with AICA partner firms, and driving the subsequent M&A process inclusive co-ordination of the due diligence and contract negotiations.

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Digital media

Trakken (Germany) has been acquired by Omnicom Media Group (USA)
Trakken Web Services was looking for a top international strategic partner with the intention to strengthen its competitive position and growth in digital analytics. ARTHOS acted as exclusive financial adviser to the sellers in this transaction and provided full M&A sell-side advisory services. ARTHOS initiated the sales process, analysed and approached potential buyers, co-ordinated and managed the M&A process, prepared and advised on transaction information materials for the sales process and lead the negotiations of the letter of intent and the sales and purchase agreement.

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