Noerr advises Summit Partners on investment in TIC Group CERTANIA


A Noerr team led by Natalie Daghles and David Funken has advised US investment company Summit Partners on its investment in the CERTANIA Group.

The CERTANIA Group, which provides testing, inspection and certification services, is focussed on addressing global challenges related to health and sustainability. The Group combines 16 leading companies, which together offer an extensive portfolio of services in the TIC sector.

Summit Partners is providing growth capital that will further support CERTANIA’s acquisition strategy and help position the Group as a leading TIC provider in Europe and beyond.

Closing of the transaction is subject to clearance by the authorities and is expected to take place during the last quarter of 2023.

Founded in Boston in 1984, alternative investment firm Summit Partners manages over $37 billion. Summit has invested in technology, healthcare and other growth industries in more than 550 companies worldwide and has offices in North America and Europe.

Noerr regularly advises Summit and did so most recently on IK Partners' investment in the independent wealth management platform Cinerius Financial Partners.

Advisors to Summit Partners: Noerr Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB

Team lead: Natalie Daghles (partner, Private Equity/M&A, Düsseldorf), David Funken (associated partner, Private Equity/M&A, Düsseldorf)

Private Equity/M&A
Carmen Böhn (associated partner, Private Equity/M&A, Frankfurt), Meret Pettirsch, Katharina Patzwaldt, Hannah Besting, Martin Dopychai (senior associates, Private Equity/M&A, Düsseldorf), Lars Bühren (associate, Düsseldorf), Selina Brose (associate, Frankfurt)

Andre Happel (partner), Thomas Renner (associate, Frankfurt), Christian Garz (counsel, Berlin)

Antitrust & Competition/Regulatory
Jens Peter Schmidt (partner), Fabian Hübener (associated partner, Brussels), Max Helleberg (senior associate, Berlin), Sven Betzendörfer (associate, Brussels), Emilia Etz (associate, Brussels)

Certification law
Evelyn Schulz (partner, Dresden), Isabel Jakobs (associated partner, Munich), Theresa Möller (associate, Dresden), Dominik Asbrand (associate, Munich)

IT/Data Privacy
Patrick Neidinger (associated partner, Munich), Pascal Schumacher (associated partner), Anna Shapiro (associate, Berlin)

Employment and Pensions
Sophia-Clara Schulte (senior associate, Düsseldorf), Johanna Bruckamp (associate, Hamburg)

Katja Steinthaler (senior associate, Munich)

Real Estate
Henrik Dornscheidt (associated partner, Düsseldorf)

Public Law
Carsten Bringmann (associated partner, Düsseldorf), Elena Marks (associate, Berlin)

PR team

Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
Real Estate Investment Group