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Ebner Stolz advises listed Grupa Pracuj in the successful acquisition of softgarden

  • 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: Pra­ – the lar­gest Po­lish on­line re­cruit­ment ser­vice plat­form, Ro­ – 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)

Press contact

Hen­ning Mar­bur­ger
Eb­ner Stolz
Holz­markt 1
50678 Co­lo­gne
Tel. +49 221 20643-628

Firm contact

Tors­ten Janßen
Eb­ner Stolz
Jo­seph-Schum­pe­ter-Al­lee 25
53227 Bonn
Tel. +49 228 58029-0

About Ebner Stolz

Eb­ner Stolz is one of the lar­gest in­de­pen­dent mid-mar­ket au­diting and con­sul­ting firms in Ger­many and ranks among the top ten in the in­dus­try. The firm has de­ca­des of in-depth ex­pe­ri­ence in au­diting, tax con­sul­ting, le­gal con­sul­ting and ma­nage­ment con­sul­ting. This broad spec­trum is of­fe­red by 1,900 em­ployees in the ty­pi­cal mul­ti­di­sci­pli­nary ap­proach in all ma­jor Ger­man ci­ties and busi­ness cen­ters. As a mar­ket lea­der in the SME sec­tor, the firm pri­ma­rily ser­ves mid-si­zed in­dus­trial, com­mer­cial and ser­vice en­ter­pri­ses of all si­zes and in every sec­tor.

Eb­ner Stolz con­ducts cross-bor­der au­dit and con­sul­ting en­ga­ge­ments to­ge­ther with part­ners from Ne­xia In­ter­na­tio­nal, one of the world’s ten lar­gest net­works of con­sul­ting and au­diting firms. Th­rough Ne­xia, Eb­ner Stolz is re­pre­sen­ted in over 125 coun­tries with 790 of­fices.

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