14 February 20234 minute read

DLA Piper advises Keensight on acquisition of Quanos

DLA Piper has advised Keensight Capital on the acquisition of Quanos Solutions GmbH and its subsidiaries from IK Partners. Keensight Capital will support the Quanos team in its next phase of growth.

Headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany, Quanos is a leading global provider of industrial aftersales and digital technical documentation software. 270 employees serve more than 1,000 customers worldwide. European private equity firm IK Partners had acquired Quanos in 2018.

Keensight Capital is one of Europe's leading Growth Buyout firms. For more than 20 years, the company has been making long-term investments in profitable companies with high growth potential and revenues in the range of EUR10 million to 400 million.

The DLA Piper team was led by partners Lars Jessen (Private Equity/M&A, Frankfurt) and Sebastian Decker (Corporate/M&A, Hamburg).

The core team furthermore included partners Dr Thomas Schmuck (Corporate/M&A), Dr Konrad Rohde, counsel Dr Raimund Behnes (both Tax, all Frankfurt), senior associates Friederike Rickers, Anne-Kathrin Hoppe (both Hamburg) and associate Daniel Osmanovic (Frankfurt; all Corporate/M&A).

In addition, the team included partners Semin O (Antitrust, Frankfurt), Lars Reubekeul (Real Estate, Munich), Dr Henriette Norda (Employment, Hamburg), Dr Burkhard Führmeyer (IP, Frankfurt), Dr Jan Geert Meents (IT, Munich), Verena Grentzenberg (Data Protection, Hamburg) and Dr Wolfram Distler (Finance, Frankfurt), counsels Lukas Weidner (Real Estate, Munich), Miray Kavruk (IP, Frankfurt), Dr Susanne Weckbach, Silke Goschler (both Commercial, Munich), Dr Thilo Streit (Public Commercial Law, Cologne) and Of Counsel Martin Heinsius (Tax, Frankfurt) as well as senior associates Sophie von Mandelsloh (Corporate/M&A, Hamburg), Sven Bischoff (Tax, Frankfurt), Ina Fey (Antitrust, Cologne), Dr Katharina Fischer (Employment, Hamburg), Dr Holger Kastler (IT, Munich), Pascal Hornstein (Tax), Patrick Reuter (Finance, both Frankfurt), the associates Vincent Wehner (Real Estate), Ekaterina Filikhina (IT, both Munich), Caroline Huber (Antitrust, Frankfurt), Dr Pia Dorn (Public Commercial Law, Cologne) and David Schele (Data Protection, Hamburg).

Paul Hastings, Paris, advised on French law and structuring aspects of the transaction with a team including Olivier Deren, Allard de Waal, Sebastien Crepy, Thomas Pulcini, Vincent Nacinovic and Alban Castarède.