5 March 2020

ARTHOS advises INTEGR8 on its sale of a majority stake to Ufenau

Buy and build strategy to create a leading integrated digital agency
The shareholders of INTEGR8, a fully integrated digital agency providing its clients a unique 360° approach covering all aspects of data driven marketing, creative design and technology, have sold a majority stake to Ufenau Capital Partners, a privately-owned Swiss Investor Group focused on buy and build investments in service companies in German-speaking countries.

ARTHOS acted as exclusive financial adviser to the shareholder of INTEGR8 media GmbH in this transaction. 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.

Together with Ufenau, it is planned to create a market leading group in the area of digital marketing within the next couple of years. “It is our goal to form a group of exceptional companies, complementing each other and setting new standards to create a pioneering agency model. With Ufenau, we found an experienced partner with strong financial resources allowing to realize this vision”, explains David Rost, CEO and founder of INTEGR8.

“INTEGR8 is a fast-growing digital agency with strong technical know-how and an entrepreneurial management team. The rapidly growing and highly fragmented market is the ideal basis for the planned Buy-&-Build strategy”, adds Ralf Flore, Managing Partner at Ufenau.

The integrated digital agency, combining strategy, creation, marketing and technology, was founded in 2014 and employs 50 highly qualified employees. Based on the interdisciplinary service approach as well as digital processes and automated workflows, INTEGR8 is well positioned to achieve further growth. The customer base includes both international corporates as well as medium-sized companies.

About Ufenau Capital Partners
Ufenau Capital Partners is a privately-owned Swiss Investor Group headquartered at the Lake Zurich which advises private investors, family offices and institutional investors with their investments in private equity. Ufenau Capital Partners is focused on investments in service companies in German-speaking Europe and invests in the Education & Lifestyle, Business Services, Healthcare and Financial Services sectors. Through a renowned Group of experienced Industry Partners (Owners, CEOs, CFOs), Ufenau Capital Partners pursues an active value-adding investment approach on eye-level with entrepreneurs and managers.

ARTHOS is an independent M&A advisory firm and specialist for digital media, IT and high-tech industries based in Munich. Since 2003, ARTHOS services customers on the buy- and sell-side regarding the acquisition or disposal of companies and business units worldwide. The partners of ARTHOS so far have successfully closed over 150 M&A transactions. ARTHOS is member of the German Association for Mergers & Acquisitions e.V. (BM&A) and AICA – the global Alliance of International Corporate Advisers.