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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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