n3k Informatik GmbH sold to VR Equitypartner GmbH

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Quarton International exclusively advised n3k Holding GmbH on the sale of n3k Informatik GmbH, an IT service provider founded in 2000 in Heilbronn, to VR Equitypartner GmbH, a leading private equity financier in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Quarton International supported the entire transaction process and advised the seller in all phases of the negotiation. A team from CMS Hasche Sigle in Leipzig gave legal support throughout the whole process and negotiations.

Company founder Rainer Maurer, managing director of n3k Holding GmbH, decided in 2015 to get a financially strong partner on board in order to accelerate the already successful growth strategy. He also sought expertise in implementing this strategy.

The n3k-management including managing director Rainer Maurer, managing director for sales Alexander Häcker and technical director Thomas Erhard will remain with the company.

”We asked Quarton International to find a private equity financier for the further development of our company that has a long-term way of thinking as well as an interest in strategically supporting our management actively during the planned growth“, said founder Rainer Maurer. “Thanks to the always professional and trusting cooperation with the team of Quarton International, we found an investor in VR Equitypartner that has decade-long experience in the successful support of mid-sized companies and where chemistry was right from the beginning”, he added.

Both parties have decided to not disclose any further transaction details.


The IT service provider, founded in 2000, offers solutions for the network management in companies and organizations with 1,000 employees and more. n3k is specialized in the sectors IP Address Management, Privilege Management and Active Directory. Thus the company ensures that customers can operate critical systems failure free within their networks. Services include the whole process from requirement analysis, conception, project planning and implementation to training and support. The customers of n3k include more than 200 companies, especially in the DACH region, with 50 % of them being DAX-30-members.


VR Equitypartner is one of the leading private equity financiers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The company supports medium-sized family companies on a target-driven basis, underpinned by decades of experience in solving complex strategic financing issues. Events that have prompted VR Equitypartner to realise investments in such companies include growth and expansion financing, corporate succession or a change of shareholders.


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