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Ebner Stolz advises PARAGON PARTNERS on their majority ownership acquisition in UNICEPTA

  • 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)

Press Contact

Dr. Ul­rike Höreth
Eb­ner Stolz
Kro­nen­straße 30
70174 Stutt­gart
Tel.  +49 711 2049-1371

Corporate Contact

Claus Buh­mann
Eb­ner Stolz
Ar­nulf­straße 27
80335 München
Tel.  +49 89 549018-251

Dr. Flo­rian Hu­ber
Eb­ner Stolz
Karl-Wie­chert-Al­lee 1 d
30625 Han­no­ver
Tel.  +49 511 936227-40

About Ebner Stolz

Eb­ner Stolz is one of the lar­gest in­de­pen­dent mid-si­zed MDP firms in Ger­many and is among the Top Ten in the sec­tor. The firm has de­ca­des of in-depth ex­pe­ri­ence in au­diting, tax ad­vice, le­gal ad­vice, and cor­po­rate con­sul­ting. More than 1,400 em­ployees in all ma­jor Ger­man ci­ties and busi­ness cen­tres of­fer a broad range of ser­vices ba­sed on a multi-di­sci­pli­nary ap­proach. Eb­ner Stolz pre­do­mi­nantly ad­vi­ses me­dium-si­zed in­dus­trial en­ter­pri­ses as well as trade and ser­vice com­pa­nies of all si­zes and in­dus­tries.

Cross-bor­der au­diting and con­sul­ting as­si­gn­ments are car­ried out with part­ners of Ne­xia In­ter­na­tio­nal, one of the world’s top ten net­works of in­de­pen­dent con­sul­ting and au­diting firms. With more than 650 Ne­xia of­fices world­wide Eb­ner Stolz is pre­sent in more than 115 coun­tries.

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