Deal announcement

goetzpartners supported Odewald KMU

23. August 2021

goetzpartners supported Odewald KMU with M&A and Debt Advice during the acquisition of a majority stake in ctrl QS

goetzpartners advised Odewald KMU on the acquisition of a majority stake in ctrl QS, a leading service provider supporting global corporations in the roll-out of digital solutions. Together with the founder, Mirja Silverman, who will continue to lead the company as managing partner, Odewald KMU intends to continue the successful growth strategy of the company.

Mirja Silverman said: "We were looking for a reliable and financially strong partner who could strategically support us on our further growth path. In addition, it was important for us to find a partner who values and wants to continue the unique corporate culture of ctrl QS. With Odewald KMU, we have found exactly that."

Heiko Arnold, a partner of Odewald KMU, commented as follows: "The investment in ctrl QS expands our portfolio in the highly attractive and strongly growing market of supporting companies and organizations in their digital transformation. We were convinced not only by the strong growth and the extraordinary client portfolio but especially by the entrepreneurial management. We are delighted to be able to support Mirja Silverman and her team in implementing the future growth of ctrl QS. This acquisition also demonstrates our increased focus on technology companies: There we see numerous owner-managed companies with exciting business models and excellent growth opportunities."

This transaction further underlines our competence as advisor of choice in the technologically driven digital space, underpinning our industry know-how as well as service coverage for private equity clients.

About ctrl QS
ctrl QS is a specialist service provider that advises multinational corporations and brands on process, tool and change management in the context of digital projects and provides operational support to its customers. In its core market, ctrl QS already occupies a leading market position and has many opportunities to expand its product range and to continue to grow successfully both nationally and internationally. A key competitive advantage of ctrl QS is its in-depth understanding of the processes and challenges of its customers and its many years of experience in the successful handling of cross-system digital projects. In addition, further growth is to be realized through targeted add-on acquisitions. The Berlin-based company was founded in 2009 and today employs over 100 people.

About Odewald KMU
The Odewald KMU II Fund invests in attractive target markets in the German-speaking SME sector. The sector focus is on profitable, fast-growing SMEs in the areas of "German engineering", intelligent services, healthcare, and IT/software. The typical investment occasions are succession arrangements and/or growth financing. The target companies usually generate between 20 and 100 million euros in sales, have entrepreneurial management, a strong growth track record and occupy a leading position in their relevant market. The added value of Odewald KMU lies not only in the provision of capital and the support of their growth strategies but also in leveraging its unique network for the portfolio companies. Odewald KMU makes equity investments of 5 to 30 million euros per transaction.

Transaction Team

M&A Team:

Milan Saric
Managing Director

Robert Wagon
Associate Director

Debt Advisory Team:

Philipp Widmaier
Managing Director

Maximilian Zeiler
Associate Director