ICFG Germany provided full support to JACOB Elektronik GmbH in the implementation of a succession strategy
JACOB Elektronik GmbH, a leading IT solutions partner based in Karlsruhe, resolves the company’s succession issue with a management buy-out by the long-standing management team. ICFG Germany provided a full suite of services to the buyers during the transaction and the process of drawing up and implementing a financing concept.
“We are elated that we have been able to acquire the shares held by the Jacob family in the course of the succession and would like to thank the family for the many years of trusting and cooperative partnership. The last few months were extremely intensive for us, as we had to resolve numerous issues relating to the tax structures and contractual framework, particularly with regard to the financing of the acquisition, outside our daily business. We are very happy and grateful that the team from Wintergerst provided a full suite of consulting services, supporting us in an extremely professional and trusting manner throughout the entire transaction and financing process,” says Christian Pochat, Managing Director and shareholder of JACOB Elektronik GmbH.
“It was a great pleasure to accompany such a dynamic and successful management team throughout the transaction and see them grow over the course of the process,” says Bernd Grupp, the engagement partner at Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung. Christian Scharfenberger, who led the project and played a pivotal role in terms of planning and implementing the financing solution, adds: “The debt-financed MBO solution we came up with is a win-win situation for all involved and demonstrates that internal succession solutions are very much realizable using professional partners.”