DPE invests in leading IT services provider BE-terna

DPE German Private Equity GmbH (DPE) invests in the BE-terna Group, one of the leading full-service providers of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In addition, BE-terna implements business intelligence, customer relationship management and human resource management systems among its clients. The cloud solutions area offers further growth opportunities. The BE-terna Group has grown steadily since its founding in 2005 and, with almost 500 employees at 12 locations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, generates sales of almost EUR 70 million. Supported by DPE, BE-terna continues to plan strongly in its core segments to grow organically, to further expand its service portfolio and to expand in the medium term through strategic acquisitions.

BE-terna as a full service provider for the latest technologies

CEO Christian Kranebitter: “In a rapidly changing and rapidly consolidating market, we see ourselves as a leading provider of technology solutions that are deeply rooted in their respective business processes and require interdisciplinary approaches.” Growth is clearly in the customer’s interest. “In order to be able to map the range of possible solutions as well as the latest technologies and thus create real added value for our customers, we want to continue our growth course,” says Kranebitter. With DPE, the BE-terna group has now gained an investor and partner “who will actively support the company with its expertise in further expansion“.

The management team will continue to play a key role in the future

Christian Kranebitter will continue to drive the Group’s dynamic growth as CEO, while remaining a shareholder of BE-terna. DPE will also involve the management of the BE-terna Group in the company. DPE partner dr. Frank Mueller: “The BE-terna Group is excellently positioned in the market to create real added value for its customers as a full-service provider and we will accompany the further development of the company in partnership and strategically.

The transaction is still subject to the usual approval of the antitrust authorities in Germany and Austria.

Source: Deutsche Private Equity Press Release 

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