Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised the Carlyle Group on the acquisition of a majority stake in SER Group with a Commercial Due Diligence

06. février 2019

goetzpartners' Private Equity consulting team supported The Carlyle Group's CETP III fund with a Commercial Due Diligence in the acquisition of a majority stake in SER Group ("SER"). SER is a leading independent European Enterprise Content Management solutions (ECM) software company based in Bonn, Germany.



SER is the largest European ECM software provider in terms of turnover, gross profit, operating result and number of employees measured by recent results. This makes SER one of the top 5 "software-only" ECM providers worldwide. ECM excellence by SER - means vision, inspiration, experience and expertise of a team of over 550 employees. More than 2,000 reference clients and 1 million users daily work with Enterprise Content Management from SER. For almost 35 years, SER has been supporting medium-sized companies, corporations, administrations and organizations across all industries with powerful ECM software and professional services from a single source. Leading international IT analysts confirm that Doxis4 is amongst the leading ECM applications in terms of both technology and applications globally. With its homogenous platform for ECM and BPM (Business Process Management), Doxis4 seamlessly combines content and processes, linking people with information, synchronizing business processes and linking knowledge-based collaboration between companies, their suppliers and customers.



The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $212 billion of assets under management across 339 investment vehicles as of September 30, 2018. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,625 people in 31 offices across six continents.



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