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Company Sale

Proventis Partners advised Wieners+Wieners/Apostroph Group on the acquisition of the pre- mium language service provider Burton, Van lersel & Whitney.

About the transaction

Under a succession plan, Burton, Van lersel & Whitney will become part of the Wieners+Wieners/Apostroph Group, the leading provider of premium language services in German-speaking countries. The takeover will continue the dynamic growth of the group and strengthen its presence in southern Germany. Anton Van lersel remains Managing Director of BVIW in Munich.

Role of Proventis Partner

With the tenth transaction in the field of LSP (Language Services Provider), Proventis is one of the leading M&A advisers in this segment. Proventis continues to see clear market consolidation trends. In addition to investors from the German-speaking countries, an increasing number of international financial investors and strategic investors with private equity shareholders as well as listed companies are looking for targets to buy on the German market. The globalisation of the economy and the constant diversification of media formats and content are both leading to a further increase in the demand for high-quality language service providers. The main transaction motives for buyers are market and customer access as well as the expansion of language and industry portfolios.

About Wieners+Wieners/Apostroph

The Wieners+Wieners/Apostroph Group is the market leader for high-quality language services in the GSA region with a turnover of over 25 million euros. The customer focus is on advertising agencies as well as corporate PR and marketing departments. The group has a total of eight locations with around 120 employees and, according to Common Sense Advisory, is in the top 50 language service providers worldwide.

About Burton, Van lersel & Whitney (BVIW)

BVIW has been offering added value in corporate communications for over 25 years. At its Munich location, the company employs around ten people. Its core competencies include corporate publications, press services, websites, blogs and online news, advertising campaigns as well as annual and environmental reports.

About Proventis Partners

Proventis Partners is a partner-managed M&A advisory firm whose clients include mainly corporate groups, medium-sized family businesses and private equity funds. With 30 professionals, Proventis Partners is active in the sectors Industrials, Business Services, Consumer & Retail, TMT, Healthcare and Energy and covers the German-speaking region with offices in Hamburg, Cologne, Munich and Zurich. Through its exclusive membership in Mergers Alliance – the international partnership of leading M&A specialists – Proventis Partners offers local market coverage in the 30 most important economies globally. The 20 members of the Mergers Alliance, with more than 200 M&A professionals, offer Proventis Partners and our clients unique access to local markets in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia and Africa.