- UNICEPTA is the market leader for media intelligence in Germany and the fastest growing full-service provider in Europe
- PARAGON replaces a group of private investors and will further grow UNICEPTA's business model
- Ebner Stolz provided financial and tax due diligence support as well as tax structuring services
Munich, 9th March 2018 – The Accounting and Consulting firm Ebner Stolz advised the Munich based holding company PARAGON PARTNERS on the acquisition of a majority ownership in UNICEPTA by providing financial and tax due diligence support as well as tax structuring services.
PARAGON acquires with UNICEPTA one of the most innovative international media-intelligence companies and replaces a group of private investors. PARAGON plans to further grow UNICEPTA’s business with the established management.
Georg Stahl, Managing Partner of UNICEPTA commented: “With absolute customer orientation and a genuine love of innovation, we have become the market leader in Germany and a very strong international supplier. We intend to consistently continue along this path. We are delighted to have gained a prestigious partner in PARAGON PARTNERS who shares our vision and strategy.”
Claas Sandrock, Managing Partner of UNICEPTA added: “The market for media intelligence is entering another exciting phase because of the increasing digitalization and internationalization. We see very good opportunities for us to make our customers more attractive and better offers, especially under these circumstances. This requires further investment. At the same time, we want to remain independent and act entrepreneurially. This is why the management team continues to have a direct stake in the company and steers strategy and business.”
PARAGON PARTNERS is an owner-managed, Munich-based holding company with assets under management of EUR 650 million. PARAGON PARTNERS invests in established mid-market companies with a sustainable business model and attractive growth prospects.
UNICEPTA Medienanalyse GmbH is a leading global provider for smart media intelligence in innovations/digital consulting, media monitoring, media analysis and research/consulting. Around 700 experts continuously structure the news flow – both around the clock and around the world. UNICEPTA compiles and presents highly relevant information from print and online media, TV, radio and social-media sources. This day-to-day work serves as a platform for the company to provide analysis and research-based advice for issues related to strategic communication.
Team Ebner Stolz: Claus Buhmann (Partner Corporate Finance, Lead Financial Due Diligence), Alexander Simbürger, Eduard Mathes and Oleksandr Melnyk (Financial Due Diligence) as well as Dr. Florian Huber (Partner M&A Tax, Lead Tax Due Diligence/Structuring), Christian Mertens and Wolfgang Klövekorn (Tax Due Diligence)
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