Walder Wyss on the acquisition of groupe.id by Elvaston

The groupe. id has been acquired by German private equity firm Elvaston Capital Management. Based in La Chaux-de-Fonds and also present in Yverdon-les-Bains, the groupe.id is a renowed Swiss provider of enterprise resource planning software solutions. Founded in 1982, the Swiss group develops and delivers technological services with high added value, especially in terms of software, integrated software packages, ERP-like solutions or IT engineering. Its activities are divided into two divisions, “Solutions” and “IT Engineering”, which concern a diversified customer portfolio from different industries.

The acquirer, Elvaston, is a Berlin based investment fund being specialized in software technologies with more than EUR 2.5 billion under management. The aim of the partnership is to support the strong organic growth in Switzerland and to further expand it through acquisitions.

Walder Wyss has advised on all aspects of Swiss law on the transaction. The Walder team included Robert von Rosen (partner, corporate/m&a and venture capital, pictured right), Alexander Gutmans (partner, corporate/m&a and venture capital, pictured left), Michelle Bruni (senior associate, corporate/m&a and tax), Bill Aurèlien (senior associate, corporate and employment), Simon Olstein (associate, corporate and IP) and Johanna Jean-Petit-Matile (trainee, corporate/m&a).