29.10.2019 | Deal Notifications, Press releases

KPMG Law and KPMG advise shareholders on the sale of all shares in alnamic AG to Avanade

KPMG Law and KPMG advise shareholders on the sale of all shares in alnamic AG to Avanade

KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (KPMG Law) and KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (KPMG) advised the shareholders of alnamic AG, one of the largest independent providers of Microsoft Dynamics 365/ Dynamics AX in Germany, on the sale of all shares to Avanade Deutschland GmbH, a joint venture of Microsoft Corporation and Accenture LLP.

alnamic AG, headquartered in Neuss, was founded in 2015 as a joint venture between Avantgarde Business Solutions GmbH, Neuss, and Oboe Software GmbH, Balingen. The company is a specialist in industry solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics 365 and AX, which are used by producers, wholesalers and distributors, among others. It features a strong industry focus and native integration of innovative IoT and AI approaches.

Avanade is a global provider of IT solutions and consulting services headquartered in Seattle, Washington, USA, with revenues of more than $2 billion and more than 30,000 employees worldwide. Through the acquisition, Avanade is further expanding its competencies in the area around Microsoft Dynamics 365 and AX as well as in areas of digital transformation, which have been identified as strategically important growth areas for some time.

KPMG Law advised the shareholders on the sale of all shares in alnamic AG and was responsible for drafting and negotiating the transaction documents. KPMG advised on the tax aspects of the transaction, in particular the tax clause. In addition, KPMG’s Deal Advisory/ Transaction Services practice advised on the financial aspects of the transaction, in particular with regard to the closing accounts. The closing of the transaction is subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities.

Advisor to shareholders of alnamic AG

KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH: Dr. Philipp Wüllrich, LL.M., Partner, Legal Deal Advisory, Lead Partner, Cologne, Maximiliane Prüm, Senior Manager, Legal Deal Advisory, Düsseldorf, Stephan Schaal, Senior Associate, Legal Deal Advisory, Cologne; Dr. Rainer Algermissen, Partner, Legal Operations (Real Estate), Hamburg, Falk Mathews, Senior Manager, Legal Operations (Real Estate), Hamburg, Christine Hansen, Senior Manager, Legal Operations (Pensions), Hamburg

KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (Tax): Jens Krechel, Partner, Carla Scholle, Senior Manager, Michaela Sieger, Manager, all Corporate Tax, Cologne

KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (Financial): Dirk Büchel, Partner, Pascal Kautenburger-Behr, Senior Manager, Alexander Awan, Manager, all Deal Advisory (Transaction Services), Cologne

KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (Pensions): Susanne Jungblut, Director, Deal Advisory, Munich


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