Deloitte Corporate Finance Advisory (“DCF”) acted as exclusive financial advisor to the industrial holding company TAC Holding GmbH (“TAC”) on the sale of EXIMIA Engineering GmbH (“EXIMIA”) to the French consulting and engineering services firm Technology & Strategy Group (“T&S Group”) backed by financial investor ARDIAN.
EXIMIA is a strongly growing digital engineering services provider for the automotive industry and offers a comprehensive range of software testing services and assists its clients in solving complex automotive software related challenges.
About the transaction
DCF provided sell-side M&A lead advisory services to the owners of EXIMIA. The team led by Michael Caspers successfully advised the owners in a highly competitive process on their sale to T&S Group which is expected to help EXIMIA to further strengthen its organization and drive growth.
Founded in late 2018 and followed by an impressive success story, EXIMIA evolved to one of the leading digital engineering services providers and is a highly trusted partner for the automotive industry. The services consist of specific software testing with focus on automotive cybersecurity, connectivity, chassis electronics, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and universal automotive software testing. The company’s customers are mainly automotive OEMs and tier-one suppliers.
For the last 4 years the business has been successfully managed and grown by the managing directors Carmen Espelage and Yurdakul Akpolat. Given the accelerated growth of the company the owners and management decided to enter into a strategic partnership with T&S Group to continue the success story of EXIMIA
As a leading German M&A advisor DCF delivered first-class, tailored execution while exceeding our client’s expectations in terms of transaction speed, efficiency, transaction security and valuation.
Hans-Peter Haubold, CEO TAC says: “thanks to the professional M&A process run by Deloitte Corporate Finance we have found the ideal strategic partner for EXIMIA in T&S Group entering into a partnership that will benefit customers and employees alike.
Carmen Espelage and Yurdakul Akpolat, CEO’s of EXIMIA, comment: “Since the foundation of EXIMIA four years ago, we provide high-quality services solving complex automotive software related challenges and have successfully established EXIMIA as a preferred partner to our customers. We believe that T&S Group is the ideal partner for growing our organisation given their understanding of the wider digital engineering services industry, our client’s requirements and their experience in transforming local champions into market leaders. Together with T&S Group we will benefit from their organization and industry access, and we aim to further capture the strong growth we see in the market while maintaining our focus on best-in-class services.”
Jérémie Huss, CEO T&S Group, says: “We are impressed by the success that Ms. Espelage and Mr. Akpolat and their team have achieved with EXIMIA over the last years. Since entering the digital engineering services market, the Company has demonstrated significant growth year-on-year whilst maintaining highly efficient operations. Today, EXIMIA is one of the leading niche players in its respective field in the German market and acts as a key driver in the space. Together with the existing management team, we are excited to continue this journey and further strengthen EXIMIA’s market position and drive future growth.”
About the client – TAC Holding GmbH
TAC Holding GmbH is a medium-sized industrial holding company that invests in minority and majority participations across various industries as well as Real Estate and provides growth financing independent of bank loans and valuations.
About the buyer – Technology & Strategy Group
Created in 2008 as a Franco-German company, the group reached more than 3,400 employees beginning of 2023 and is a European leader in engineering and digital transformation consulting, with recognized expertise in embedded systems as well as in the Digital business and operational management consulting.
About Deloitte Corporate Finance Advisory
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Deal contact: Michael Caspers, Director / Engagement Partner +49 151 58005261 / email@example.com