Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised univativ Group, a portfolio company of Triton Smaller Mid-Cap Fund, on the acquisition of a majority stake in OPUS ONE Recruitment with a Commercial Due Diligence

13. mai 2020

goetzpartners' Private Equity consulting team advised univativ Group (“univativ”), a Triton Smaller Mid-Cap Fund (“TSM”) company and a leading German provider of specialized personnel services, with a Commercial Due Diligence on the acquisition of a majority stake in OPUS ONE Recruitment GmbH (“OPUS ONE” or “the Company”), a specialized personnel service provider for qualified commercial white collar graduates, young and senior professionals.
The Commercial Due Diligence included a comprehensive assessment of OPUS ONE’s business. In addition, goetzpartners built an in-depth market model to determine the size of addressed market segments and to evaluate future growth potentials. Furthermore, goetzpartners evaluated OPUS ONE’s strategic fit with univativ including potential synergies and regional growth opportunities.

OPUS ONE was founded in 2011 and is a Munich-based provider of personnel services in the areas of temporary staffing and permanent placements for the Banking industry as well in the areas of Office, Finance, Tax, Legal and IT.

univativ is a personnel service provider that specializes in placing young professionals and has been successfully providing student and graduate specialists to more than 400 customers in different sectors. Its talent pool includes around 8,000 students and graduates at around 60 renowned universities. With 19 branch offices in Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands univativ employs more than 1,300 people

Since its establishment in 1997, Triton has sponsored nine funds, focusing on businesses in the industrial, business services, consumer and health sectors. The Triton funds invest in and support the positive development of medium-sized businesses headquartered in Europe.
Triton seeks to contribute to the building of better businesses for the longer term. Triton and its executives wish to be agents of positive change towards sustainable operational improvements and growth.
The 42 companies currently in Triton's portfolio have combined sales of around €17,2 billion and around 81,400 employees.

goetzpartners is an independent advisory firm for all key issues of entrepreneurial activity: Strategy, M&A, Transformation. With more than 350 professionals operating out of 14 offices in 11 countries, we advise clients worldwide in all key industries. Based on this in-depth sector and product expertise goetzpartners has been successfully executing more than 200 M&A transactions and numerous national and international consultancy engagements over the past 10 years. Our product portfolio combines the three major services investors need during transaction processes: M&A, Commercial Due Diligence and Debt Advisory.



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Sebastian Mörler

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