Shearman And Sterling

News January 25, 2022

]init[’s Shareholder Financing for the Participation of Gilde Buy Out Partners

Shearman & Sterling advised the shareholders of ]init[ AG für digitale Kommunikation, a Berlin-based digital company, on the financing of the participation of Gilde Buy Out Partners as further shareholder in addition to EMERAM Capital Partners, Dirk Stocksmeier, founder and chairman of the supervisory board, and the management. Funds advised by Gilde Buy Out Partners have agreed to purchase a minority stake. The goal of the newly formed group of shareholders is to further expedite ]init[‘s growth, to expand its international focus and to realize acquisitions.

Founded in 1995, ]init[ AG für digitale Kommunikation is considered one of the leading project service providers in the field of digital transformation. The company currently consists of six locations with a total of 800 employees. Its numerous clients include both the public sector and well-known industrial companies.

EMERAM is one of the leading investment companies for medium-sized companies in the German-speaking region. Funds advised by EMERAM currently provide 400 million euros of capital for the development of companies. The portfolio includes companies from the Technology/Software, Value-added Services und New Consumer Staples sectors.

Gilde Buy Out Partners is a leading European private equity investor in mid-market transactions with operations in the DACH region, in the Benelux, and in Italy . Gilde manages funds in excess of Euro 3 billion.

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