22 04 2016

VR Equitypartner acquires a minority stake in n3k Informatik GmbH

Norton Rose Fulbright has advised private equity financier VR Equitypartner GmbH on the acquisition of a minority interest in the IT service provider n3k Informatik GmbH.


The acquisition was carried out as leveraged buyout including a partial re-investment by the founders. N3k management continues to hold a majority stake. VR Equitypartner is one of the leading private equity financiers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The company supports medium-sized family companies in solving strategic financing issues on a target-driven basis. VR Equitypartner's portfolio currently comprises around 100 investments with a value of EUR 500 million. n3k Informatik is a Heilbronn-based IT service provider which specialises in network management solutions for companies and organisations with more than 1,000 employees. N3k’s clients include over 200 companies, including 50 per cent of the DAX-30 companies. Within the last 15 years n3k has achieved continuous and profitable growth. Norton Rose Fulbright has advised VR Equitypartner on the deal with a team led by Partner Holger Scheer (picture) and comprised senior associate Christoph Breithaupt, associate Julia Rosigkeit (private equity, Frankfurt), Of Counsel Christoph Ritzer, associate Sven Jacobs (IT/IP, Frankfurt), of counsel Frank Bayer (tax, Munich), partner Maxim Kleine, of counsel Tim Schaper (antitrust, Hamburg), partner Nadine Bourgeois (banking and finance, Frankfurt), partner Frank Weberndörfer and associate Wiebke Mattern (employment, Hamburg). Involved fees earner: Holger Scheer - Norton Rose Fulbright; Christoph Breithaupt - Norton Rose Fulbright; Julia Rosigkeit - Norton Rose Fulbright; Christoph Ritzer - Norton Rose Fulbright; Sven Jacobs - Norton Rose Fulbright; Frank Bayer - Norton Rose Fulbright; Maxim Kleine - Norton Rose Fulbright; Tim Schaper - Norton Rose Fulbright; Nadine Bourgeois - Norton Rose Fulbright; Frank Weberndörfer - Norton Rose Fulbright; Wiebke Mattern - Norton Rose Fulbright;

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