AURELIUS Growth Investments acquires a majority stake in IDKOM AG
Buy and build strategy
Grünwald, Kempten, 7th October 2019 - AURELIUS Growth Investments („AWK“) has acquired a majority stake in IDKOM AG („IDKOM“), an IT services provider focused on cloud services, managed services and IT systems and software for small and medium sized enterprises. AWK intends to support IDKOM’s strong, organic growth in its core businesses as well as inorganic growth via the acquisition of competitors.
Commenting on the acquisition, Nico Vitense, Managing Partner at AWK, stated “IDKOM represents a very interesting buy-and-build platform, with a strong management team, which has grown significantly over the last couple of years in the interesting segments of cloud solutions and managed services. We are looking forward to further accelerating growth together with the management team around IDKOM’s founder, Klaus Giehl”.
Mr. Klaus Giehl, founder and part of IDKOM’s management team, added: “AWK is the ideal partner for IDKOM as it can actively support the company’s growth and buy and build strategy based on its long-term investment approach and significant investment experience in IT services”.
About IDKOM Group
IDKOM Group was founded in Kempten, Germany, in 1995 by Klaus Giehl and has an additional location in Augsburg, Germany. Today, IDKOM services corporate clients across the DACH region. With its two fully owned datacentres, IDKOM focuses on cloud solutions and managed services for businesses with c. 50 to 1.000 “seats” in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
About AURELIUS Growth Investments
As part of the AURELIUS Group, AURELIUS Growth Investments focuses on small and medium-sized buyouts/succession solutions as well as on the acquisition of company segments of larger medium-sized companies (spin-offs).
The portfolio of AWK now comprises seven companies. Besides IDKOM, AURELIUS Growth Investments holds majority stakes in the service provider for airplane manufacturers, airline interior decorators and major airlines AES, the bar and restaurant chain operator Bolero, the catering provider Better Taste, the packaging company Roundliner, the service provider for technical building equipment G+N and the industrial service provider Marcus Transport.
AWK supports its portfolio companies with both capital for investments and growth and entrepreneurial expertise; thereby, it can realise growth and leverage existing potential.
Contact person on the IDKOM transaction
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