- Grupa Pracuj acquires all shares in Softgarden GmbH and affiliates
- softgarden is one of the leading HR tech solutions for innovative recruiting
- Ebner Stolz serves as buyside advisor with a Financial and Tax Due Diligence
Bonn, June 20, 2022 - Auditing and consulting firm Ebner Stolz has advised listed HR technology platform company Grupa Pracuj on the acquisition of Softgarden GmbH.
Grupa Pracuj, listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, is a leading technology platform in the HR sector in Central and Eastern Europe. The brands owned by Grupa Pracuj comprise an advanced digital ecosystem for the HR sector: Pracuj.pl – the largest Polish online recruitment service platform, Robota.ua – the leading online recruitment platform on the Ukrainian market, and eRecruiter – a leading Polish system supporting recruitment processes offered as SaaS model.
Softgarden is one of the leading HR tech solutions for innovative recruiting. As a talent acquisition system, the brand offers an applicant management system, a search engine optimized career site, automatically generated employer reviews and a tool for employee referrals.
By taking over a leading company on the German market, Grupa Pracuj will cement its position as the leading entity of the HR tech sector in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition to having a key position in its home market, Softgarden has been developing its structures in other DACH markets and has the potential to grow in further European countries as well. With the acquisition of Softgarden, Grupa Pracuj consistently expands its digital technology ecosystem for HR.
The transaction is worth nearly USD 123 million.
Ebner Stolz serves as buyside advisor with a Financial and Tax Due Diligence. In addition, Ebner Stolz provided financial and tax related SPA input.
Team Ebner Stolz: Torsten Janssen (Project-leading Partner), Peter Klostermann (Project Lead, Senior Manager, Financial Due Diligence), Yunis Kaluc (Senior Consultant, Financial Due Diligence), Robert Klostermann (Senior Consultant, Financial Due Diligence), Yannik Heiss (Manager, Tax), Peter Heupel (Senior Consultant, Tax)
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