Shearman & Sterling advised capiton on the financing of the acquisition of a majority stake in Magix Software, a leading developer and provider of software for video, music and photo editing.
capiton is an independent private equity company with more than €1.1 billion funds under management, focusing on management buyouts and growth financing for medium-sized companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Magix is a primary transaction and represents increased activity by capiton in digital business models. The company is headquartered in Berlin and has additional development centers in Dresden and Madison (USA). Magix has been active in the market of video and music editing software for over 20 years and can therefore draw upon a broad and loyal client base.