Dorda and Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek have advised VR Equitypartner GmbH on its acquisition of a majority stake in Signon Osterreich GmbH from TUV Sud. Grama Schwaighofer Vondrak advised TUV Sud on the sale.
The Signon management team in Austria retains a significant stake in the company.
Signon Osterreich is a Vienna-based IT service provider specializing in mobility, infrastructure, and digitization. The company was founded under the name Evolit-Consulting in 2011. Two years later, a majority stake was acquired by TUV SUD Group, making the company part of the Signon Group.
VR Equitypartner is a private equity financer in the DACH region – Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The company supports medium-sized family businesses in solving complex financing issues. VR Equitypartner offers the majority and minority shareholdings as well as mezzanine financing.
The Dorda team was led by Partner Bernhard Rieder and Attorney-at-Law Lukas Schmidt, supported by Partner Paul Doralt, Attorneys-at-Law Julia Berent, Lisa Kulmer, Marie-Luise Pugl, and Bernhard Heinzl, Associates Markus Aigner, Sarah Pichler, Florina Thenmayer, and Tullia Veronesi, and Legal Consultant Alona Klammer.
The Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek team consisted of Partners Rainer Herschlein, Benedikt Raisch, and Fabian Gaffron, and Associate Cornelia Schwizler.
The Grama Schwaighofer Vondrak team consisted of Vienna Partners Bernd Grama and Mirza Benca and London-based Partner Wolfgang Freund.