TD Cowen advises valantic on the expansion of its financing structure
TD Cowen advises valantic on a comprehensive expansion of its financing structure as exclusive debt advisor. The existing financing was increased by an additional facility of significant volume. The additional acquisition facility is intended to ensure the continued successful growth of valantic and enables the targeted expansion of services in the field of digital solutions, consulting and software through further mergers in DACH, Benelux and the Nordics. The transaction was completed at the beginning of August 2023.
Founded in 2012, valantic is an internationally successful technology and consulting company that has been able to build an impressive brand through its dynamic growth and is considered one of the leading digital consulting and software solutions companies in Europe. A key success factor of the growth strategy is the combination of organic growth and targeted, strategic mergers. Since 2019, more than 20 mergers have been completed in an organized manner and seamlessly integrated into the existing organization by the M&A and PMI teams. This integrative approach not only allows valantic to leverage synergies in a targeted manner, but also positions it as a preferred option in Europe for entrepreneurs who want to be part of a larger organization in the future.
The financing requirements of the growth course to date have been covered by continuously expanding the commitments of existing financing partners. In view of the management team’s further short- to medium-term growth ambitions, additional financing capacity should now be created. In this context, TD Cowen was mandated as exclusive debt advisor to expand the financing structure accordingly through a competitive process. The new financing package ensures the financing capability of further successful mergers of valantic for the coming years.
valantic is the #1 for digital transformation in Europe and is one of the fastest growing digital solutions, consulting and software companies on the market. valantic combines technological expertise with industry know-how. With more than 3,500 specialized IT experts and a turnover of over 600 million euros, valantic is represented at 25 locations in the DACH region and 6 locations internationally. valantic is organized in a unique structure of competence centers and expert teams – always precisely tailored to the digitization needs of its customers. From strategy to tangible realization. The range of services includes Data & AI, Digital Transformation Consulting, Customer Experience, Core Business Technologies, Digital Operations and Processes, Transaction Services and Corporate Performance.
DPE Deutsche Private Equity (“DPE”) is an independent investment company which supports medium-sized companies on their growth path in its capacity as an investor in a spirit of partnership. Over the last 15 years, DPE has become one of the largest growth investors in the DACH region and currently has total assets of over € 3 billion under management. The core of DPE’s investment strategy lies in the areas of digitalization/software, healthcare, industrial technology, B2B services, energy and environmental technology. Within these sectors, DPE focuses on established companies which hold a strong market position backed by a leading product or service offering and which offer significant growth potential for the future. DPE focuses on medium-sized companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and typically invests €50-200 million of equity per company.