Morrison & Foerster advised Berlin-based Elvaston Capital Management in its acquisition of Bamberg-based software provider DOCUFY GmbH (“DOCUFY”), a subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. The team advising Elvaston Capital Management on all aspects of the transaction, including all corporate, IP/ IT, tax, and data protection aspects, was led by Dr. Joerg Meissner.
Elvaston Capital Management is an entrepreneur-led private equity company that specializes in investments in medium-sized software and IT companies in German-speaking countries. MoFo regularly advises Elvaston Capital Management, including earlier this year in connection with the acquisitions of SelectLine Group, a European provider of enterprise content and workflow management solutions, proLogistik GmbH & Co. KG, a provider of warehouse management for intralogistics, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider dataglobal.
With 120 employees, DOCUFY is a leading premium provider of Industry 4.0 software solutions for the management of product information and product knowledge, which are used, for example, for machine maintenance by industrial companies. Customers include well-known, internationally active industrial companies from German-speaking countries, including several DAX companies.
The MoFo deal team was led by partner Dr. Joerg Meissner, together with senior associate Dr. Monika Eva Obal and associates Julia Michels and Antonia Schlag (all Corporate/M&A); counsel Stephan Kress, senior associate Robert Grohmann, and associate Jacqueline Feigl (all Technology Transactions/IP/IT); partner Hanno Timner (Employment/Privacy + Data Security); senior associate Christin Fieber (Employment); senior associate Dr. Philip Radlanski (Privacy + Data Security); and tax counsel Lukas Kawka.