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Lincoln International advised Ardian in its acquisition of a stake in Mimacom Flowable Group

Ardian has acquired a stake in Mimacom Flowable Group from private shareholders and management

Mimacom Flowable Group
Headquartered in Bern, Switzerland, the Mimacom Flowable Group specializes in software development and digital transformation, cloud and data consultancy for well-known blue-chip customers in the manufacturing, finance, insurance and life sciences sectors. With Flowable, the company also offers its own low-code software platform for the automation and digitization of business processes. The group has more than 500 employees across 10 locations worldwide, including in Switzerland, Germany, Spain, the United States and Poland.

The Deal
The sale process was initiated as a way for private investors to realize their long-term investment in Mimacom Flowable Group and to allow the expanding management team to further strengthen their position as shareholders. The highly competitive process was aimed to ensure the company can continue to pursue the goals and vision of the current management team. With the support of Ardian, the group plans to drive its growth through entering new markets, growing its customer base and targeted acquisitions of information technology (IT) service and business process automation companies.

Our Perspective
Øyvind Bjordal, Managing Director and Head of Lincoln Switzerland, commented, “We are delighted to have advised Ardian on yet another acquisition in the Swiss market. We are truly impressed with the strong platform that Mimacom Flowable Group has built and are convinced that the company will thrive in partnership with Ardian going forward.”

Milan Saric-Toplica, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group, added, “The combination of the low code software platform for business process automation and higher-value IT services in attractive growth markets is a unique foundation for the future growth of Mimacom Flowable Group. We are thrilled to have supported Ardian in this landmark TMT transaction with a strong execution and industry team and are looking forward to help in the upcoming value creation phase.”

Ardian
Ardian is a world-leading private investment house, managing or advising $150 billion of assets on behalf of more than 1,400 clients globally. Their broad expertise, spanning private equity, real assets and credit, enables them to offer a wide range of investment opportunities and respond flexibly to their clients’ differing needs. Through Ardian’s customized solutions, it creates bespoke portfolios that allow clients to specify the precise mix of assets they require, and to gain access to funds managed by leading third-party sponsors. Private wealth solutions offer dedicated services and access solutions for private banks, family offices and private institutional investors worldwide. Ardian has more than 1,000 employees, spread across 16 offices in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Middle East.

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