M&A Deal Summary

Lexmark International Acquires Saperion AG

On August 20, 2013, Lexmark International acquired software company Saperion AG from Triginta Capital and ViewPoint Capital Partners AG for 72M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Lexmark International’s 6th transaction in the Software sector.
  • This is Lexmark International’s 4th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Lexmark International’s 1st transaction in Germany.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2013-08-20
Target Saperion AG
Sector Software
Buyer(s) Lexmark International
Sellers(s) Triginta Capital
ViewPoint Capital Partners AG
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 72M USD

Target

Saperion AG

Berlin, Germany
website
Saperion AG offers integrated Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM) applications. SAPERION is focused on delivering compliance software solutions at an industry-leading Total Cost of Ownership which combine archiving, document management and BPM solutions. Saperion was formed in 1985 and is based in Berlin, Germany.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Lexmark International

Lexington, Kentucky, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1990
Sector Technology Hardware
Revenue 3.6B USD (2015)
DESCRIPTION

Lexmark International, Inc. is a manufacturer and supplier of printing, imaging, device management, managed print services (MPS), document workflow, and business process and content management solutions. Lexmark International was founded in 1990 and is based in Lexington, Kentucky.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 8 of 11
Sector (Software) 6 of 7
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 8 of 11
Country (Germany) 1 of 1
Year (2013) 3 of 4
Size (of disclosed) 4 of 8
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-03-05 Twistage

San Francisco, California, United States

Twistage offers a cloud software platform for managing video, audio and image content. Twistage's framework integrates with customers' existing applications and is flexible and adaptable – bridging gaps in a company's media management infrastructure.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-10-04 PACSGEAR

Pleasanton, California, United States

PACSGEAR is a provider of connectivity solutions for healthcare providers to capture, manage and share medical images and related documents and integrate them with existing picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and electronic medical records (EMR) systems.

Buy $54M

Seller(S) 2

SELLER
DESCRIPTION

Triginta Capital is a private equity firm focused on making control investments in small and medium-sized companies in German speaking Europe. Triginta generally seeks businesses valued up to €20 million in the manufacturing and services sectors (B2B and B2C). In addition to investing in companies, Triginta also acquires entire portfolios of investments. Triginta Capital was formed in 2000 and is based in Dusseldorf.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 25 of 26
Sector (Software) 3 of 3
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 9 of 9
Country (Germany) 20 of 21
Year (2013) 3 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-06-20 CV Cryptovision

Gelsenkirchen, Germany

CV Cryptovision is a developer of cryptographic basic technology and provider of modular software solutions for security problems. CV Cryptovision was founded in 1999 and is based in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-09-19 arwe Holding

München-Flughafen, Germany

arwe Holding GmbH is an outsourcing partner for car rental agencies, automotive OEMs and major car dealers in Germany. arwe Holding was formed in 1973 and is based in Augsburg, Germany.

Sell -
DESCRIPTION

ViewPoint Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on acquiring majority/minority stakes in growing, lower middle-market software and internet technology companies. ViewPoint looks for opportunities in German-speaking countries, the Benelux, and France. Target businesses generally have €3 to €30 million in sales, where ViewPoint can commit up to €15 million in capital to facilitate growth. ViewPoint Capital Partners was formed in 2000 and is based in Zurich.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 5 of 10
Sector (Software) 1 of 4
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 3 of 6
Country (Germany) 3 of 7
Year (2013) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-12-12 Tricentis

Austin, Texas, United States

Tricentis provides all aspects of software testing and software quality assurance. The flagship product TOSCA Testsuite enables companies to test and assess business-critical enterprise applications with unprecedented effectiveness and efficiency. It has a global presence in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, India, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, Poland, United States, and the UK. Tricentis was founded in 1997 and is based in Austin, Texas.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-01-26 Adnologies

Hamburg, Germany

Adnologies GmbH is an AdServing Technology vendor, provides state-of-the-art real-time AdServer HEIAS® for Agencies, Publishers and Networks as a rock-solid base for online marketing. Adnologies was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Hamburg.

Sell -