DEAL ANNOUNCEMENT | MONTIS Corporate Finance acts as exclusive advisor to the shareholders of detailM GmbH on the sale of a majority stake to AURELIUS Wachstumskapital
Aschaffenburg/ Grünwald/ Trier, 23 September 2020
MONTIS Corporate Finance successfully advised ARCUS Capital AG and the minority shareholders of detailM GmbH ("detailM") on the majority sale of the online marketing network to AURELIUS Wachstumskapital SE & Co. KG ("AWK"). detailM is a digital marketing agency group focusing on search engine optimization ("SEO"), content marketing and affiliate marketing. In the future, AWK will support detailM in driving and expanding the company's growth both organically and through a selective buy and build strategy.
Claudius Graf von Plettenberg, Managing Director at AWK, is delighted with the transaction: "detailM has established itself as one of the leading players in the rapidly growing market for digital marketing. With its broad service portfolio and a very strong management team, the company is very well positioned for further growth. We look forward to working together with the team around the managing directors and founders Timo Abid and Valentin Hertfelder".
Timo Abid and Valentin Hertfelder are also excited: "With its in-depth operational expertise, large network and long-term investment approach, coupled with extensive and long-standing investment experience, AWK is the ideal partner for detailM. Together with AWK, we can thus ideally and even more efficiently advance the long-term development of the company".
„MONTIS Corporate Finance advised us excellently during the entire transaction process and supported us in the best possible way, especially during intensive times. For us personally, this is already the second deal in two years to which the MONTIS team has made a significant contribution.”, says Abid. Stefan Eishold from ARCUS adds: “The transaction process was structured highly professionally by MONTIS and executed in a very pleasant atmosphere at all times.”
detailM is a leading marketing agency group that was created in 2018 through the merger of the SEO agency seo2b GmbH (founded in 2007) with the affiliate marketing network belboon GmbH (founded in 2002). Today, detailM employs 54 employees at two locations in Berlin and Trier. Through its broad service portfolio, detailM is today a strong partner for more than 2,300 customers throughout Europe.
As part of the AURELIUS Group, AURELIUS Wachstumskapital focuses on buyouts/succession solutions and the financing of growth through acquisitions or internationalization. The portfolio of AURELIUS Wachstumskapital currently comprises a total of eight companies. In addition to capital for investments and growth, AWK supports the management of the acquired companies with extensive entrepreneurial experience, thus helping to implement growth initiatives and to realize operational potential.
ARCUS Capital is an independent, owner-managed investment company with a flexible investment horizon and focus on investments in medium-sized companies in German-speaking countries. ARCUS acts as an active sparring partner, providing not only capital but also an extensive network as well as know-how to jointly strengthen the development of the companies within the partnership.
About MONTIS Corporate Finance
MONTIS offers corporate finance advisory services with a focus on M&A and private equity/ venture capital in the areas of software, information technology, digital, media & internet, consumer & retail, industrials and business services. The team disposes of many years of experience as well as an excellent international network to financial investors and strategic buyers. MONTIS Corporate Finance has offices in Frankfurt am Main and Aschaffenburg.