Press Release

Kirkland Advises Vitruvian Partners on the Acquisition of Technogroup

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP is advising Vitruvian Partners on the acquisition of Technogroup IT-Service GmbH. The transaction is still subject to the approval of the antitrust authorities.

Vitruvian Partners is an independent pan-European private equity firm which specializes in ‘dynamic situations’ - investments in companies undergoing rapid growth and change. Vitruvian has total assets under management of approximately EUR 5 billion and offices in London, Munich, Stockholm, Luxembourg and San Francisco.

Technogroup GmbH is a third party maintenance (TPM) player in the DACH region. It provides insurance-like technology maintenance services and additional value-add services for IT systems in data centres in its core German speaking market and throughout Europe. Founded in 1990, the company serves customers with more than 240 employees across 25 offices and 12 logistics centres.

Kirkland & Ellis advises Vitruvian Partners with the following team:

Munich: Attila Oldag (lead, Private Equity), Achim Herfs (Corporate), Wolfgang Nardi (Finance); Associates: Christoph Jerger, Sebastian Häfele (both Private Equity/Corporate), Alexander Längsfeld, Fritz Ludwig (both Finance)

Further advisors to Vitruvian Partners:

KNPZ Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg: Kai-Uwe Plath (IP/IT)
Maat Rechtsanwälte, Munich: Thomas Bader (Employment)
Walder Wyss Rechtsanwälte, Zurich: Alex Nikitine (Swiss law)
DORDA Rechtsanwälte, Vienna: Christian Ritschka (Austrian law)