Heuking advises DATAGROUP on acquisition of Hövermann IT
A team led by Dr. Rainer Herschlein and Benedikt Raisch legally advised DATAGROUP SE on the acquisition of Hövermann group, thus expanding its service portfolio with high-quality SAP services. Hövermann has been a certified SAP and Microsoft Gold Partner for many years.
Founded in 1999, Hövermann group consists of Hövermann IT-Gruppe GmbH, Hövermann ERP Consulting GmbH, and Hövermann Rechenzentrum UG. Hövermann operates its own data center and has proven expertise in SAP Business One, an SAP ERP solution focused on medium-sized businesses. With a staff of some 55 employees, the company supports SME customers from its headquarters in Ibbenbüren. Hövermann generates sales of some EUR 9 million. Markus Hövermann, founder of Hövermann IT, will continue to hold the position as the company’s general manager.
DATAGROUP is one of Germany’s leading IT service companies. Some 3,500 employees at locations throughout Germany design, implement, and operate IT infrastructures and business applications such as SAP. With its CORBOX product, DATAGROUP is a full-service provider, supporting global IT workstations for medium-sized and large enterprises as well as public authorities. DATAGROUP actively participates in the IT service market’s consolidation process with its “buy and turnaround” or “buy and build” strategy.
The team led by Herschlein and Raisch regularly advises DATAGROUP on transactions and other topics. The acquisition of Hövermann IT is now the first joint transaction with the DATAGROUP executive team, which was newly formed in the spring.
Counsel to DATAGROUP SE
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek:
Dr. Rainer Herschlein, LL.M.
Benedikt Raisch (both Corporate/M&A, both Lead), both Stuttgart
Dr. Emanuel Teichmann (Corporate/M&A), Stuttgart
Fabian G. Gaffron (Tax), Hamburg
Veronika Straub (Real Estate), Stuttgart
Dr. Felix Drefs (IP/IT), Stuttgart