Seafort Advisors new majority owner in software company Deskcenter
Seafort Advisors has invested in Deskcenter AG, the parent company of Deskcenter UK, becoming the company’s new majority shareholder as a result.
The capital injection will enable Deskcenter, together with channel partners, to grow its engagement in cloud and managed service offerings, as well as to invest in the international expansion of the group, according to the company.
As part of the capital increase, Seafort Advisors also executed additional share purchases, giving them a majority stake in Deskcenter. Seafort Advisors is a partner led private equity firm based in Hamburg, Germany and typically invests in mid-size, as well as technology led companies, in central Europe.
Founded in 2007, Deskcenter is an infrastructure software company that enables customers to manage, automate, secure and cost optimize their entire IT infrastructure.
"We are sure that Deskcenter and their management, with their completely new Deskcenter Management Suite V.11, will be one of the future market leaders in the fast growing Cloud and managed service based IT asset management markets," said Patrick Hennings-Huep, partner at Seafort Advisors.
"With Seafort Advisors and their international investor, we are now set to engage in our international expansion and have the capabilities, especially via building a stronger channel, to grow exponentially," commented Christoph Harvey, CEO of Deskcenter AG, on the closing of the capital increase.
"MM Warburg & Co Corporate Finance were the exclusive advisor to Deskcenter and its shareholders and were an exceptionally competent partner in the completion of our growth financing," Harvey continued.
Deskcenter’s customers include the Government of Northern Ireland's itassist, Volkswagen, Lufthansa AirPlus and the Agaplesion group of hospitals, trust Deskcenters holistic IT management solutions in the areas of IT asset management, software management, IT security & vulnerability management, license management, mobile device management, as well as IT service management.