Noerr advises KKR portfolio company Exact Group B.V. on acquisition of weclapp SE


Under the joint leadership of Georg Schneider and Florian Sippel, our law firm comprehensively advised KKR portfolio company Exact Group B.V. on the acquisition of weclapp SE, a leading provider of cloud ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software.

The sellers are 3U Holding AG (ETR: UUU) and the management of weclapp, the latter will reinvest into the company as part of the transaction. With the acquisition of weclapp, Exact expands into the significantly growing market for cloud-based ERP solutions in the DACH region.

Exact was acquired by KKR in 2019 and Silver Lake has been co-invested with a minority interest since 2021. The innovative and cloud-based ERP solutions of Exact, headquartered in Delft, the Netherlands, already support over 16,000 SMEs and 550,000 small businesses in the areas of financial management, logistics, CRM, HR and payroll. weclapp is a leading provider of cloud-based ERP software for SMEs in the areas of CRM, project management, accounting, manufacturing and inventory management and serves over 7,000 customers in the DACH region.

Advisors to Exact Group B.V.: Noerr Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB

Private Equity/M&A: Georg Schneider (partner) and Florian Sippel (associated partner, joint leadership), Alexander Hirsch (partner), Thorsten Reinhard (partner), Mirjam Meyer (associate)

Employment & Pensions
Andreas Butz (partner), Wolfgang Wittek (associated partner), Sophia-Clara Schulte,
Paul Alexander Tophof (senior associates), Johanna Wiese (associate)

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Patrick Neidinger (associated partner), Florian Schmitt (counsel)

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Katja Steinthaler, Julian Cornelius Monschke (senior associates)

Alexander Birnstiel (partner), Immo Schuler (senior associate)

Maurice Séché (partner)

International Trade & Investment Controls
Bärbel Sachs (partner), Hendrik Schlutt (counsel), Max Helleberg (senior associate)

Gregor Barbers (partner), Fabienne Wendik (associate)

Carsten Heinz (partner), Thomas Bücheler (senior associate) 

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