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Paul Hastings advises Bregal Unternehmerkapital on the acquisition of the GUS Group

August 31, 2020

FRANKFURT, August 31, 2020 - Bregal Unternehmerkapital (www.bregal.de) has successfully continued its impressive growth trajectory by acquiring with a majority stake in GUS Group the support of Paul Hastings to further drive its expansion.

The Paul Hastings team, led by partner Dr. Christopher Wolff, comprehensively advised Bregal on the entire transaction, which, in addition to the purchase, included the re-investment of parts of the sellers in the context of a roll-over.

The Cologne-headquartered GUS Group is a leading provider of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Software) and CRM (Customer Relationship Management). The GUS Group generates an annual turnover of around 50 million euros and currently has over 380 employees serving approximately 1,200 customers.

For Bregal, the transaction marks the fifth equity investment in the enterprise software market after the acquisitions of proALPHA, SHD, iptor and PDV– an ideal basis for Bregal to support GUS’ growth both organically and through strategic acquisitions.

Paul Hastings advises Bregal Unternehmerkapital with the following team:

Paul Hastings, Frankfurt: Dr. Christopher Wolff, Partner (Lead Partner); Dr. Christian Mock, Partner (PE/Corporate); Dr. Fritz Kleweta, Partner (Finance), Christian Müller, Associate (PE/Corporate), Hannes Riedel, Associate (Real Estate), Marc L. Soltau, Associate (PE/Corporate), Uwe Halbig, StB/WP (Tax)