valantic continues growth course
- DPE Deutsche Private Equity invests in the growth of the valantic Group
- Growth course will be continued and accelerated
- CEO Holger von Daniels and management will retain a significant stake
- Shares of AUCTUS and Rohde Invest are acquired by DPE
Munich, February 20, 2019: The digitization specialist valantic has received significant financial resources in order to drive growth in the coming years. The capital provider is the medium-sized company and growth expert DPE Deutsche Private Equity, which replaces the growth investors AUCTUS and Rohde Invest. The focus will be on increasing capacities, strategic expansion of the service portfolio, and internationalization. valantic will therefore accelerate the growth course it has pursued since its establishment.
“It is our vision to establish valantic as the ‘most respected solutions and consulting brand for digitization’ in the market. We are approaching this vision step by step,” according to Holger von Daniels, founder and CEO of valantic. “We will continue to invest in the organic expansion of valantic. Furthermore, more market-leading units will join the valantic Group. Despite increasing size, our agile organizational structure allows us to adapt to each individual customer and seek tailormade solutions. This is why we have a returning customer rate of 96%.”
Since its establishment in 2012, valantic has continuously developed and now includes more than 800 solution consultants and developers that generate EUR 120 million in sales revenue, with more than 1.000 customers. The intermediate goal announced upon establishment, namely, to become a one-stop-shop for digitization, has been achieved.
Specifically, the growth initiatives will concentrate on 4 areas:
- The acquisition of new companies for the group
- Investments in innovations
- Addition and training of personnel
- Expansion and exploitation of new markets
DPE Deutsche Private Equity is valantic’s new partner
After an intensive search, valantic has found an ideal partner in DPE for the implementation of the group’s strategy for the coming years. This financial investor specializes in supporting the growth of medium-sized companies in German-speaking countries. In addition, DPE has focused for several years on the digitization/IT sector and has involved itself financially with the companies AWK Group (Switzerland), BE-Terna, Interschalt, and webtrekk. DPE completely backs valantic’s strategy and vision and will support the group’s growth course intensively in the next few years. DPE Managing Director Guido Prehn emphasizes: “We see significant potential for the company, and we look forward to transforming this into long-term growth together with the management team and valantic’s employees.” In the course of the investment, DPE is replacing the previous growth investor AUCTUS and Rohde Invest. The management, including founder and CEO Holger von Daniels, will maintain a significant stake (>25% of the shares). Dr. Nicolas Himmelmann, board member at AUCTUS, comments: ”We are pleased to have supported and accompanied annual growth of ca. 60% over the past 6 years at valantic. We are looking back on a successful, partnership-based collaboration.” The shareholders were advised by Raymond James.