Telescope advises Investcorp portfolio company Impero on the acquisition of Netop with Commercial Due Diligence services

Telescope’s Transaction Advisory Team advises Impero, a portfolio company of Investcorp, with Commercial Due Diligence services on its portfolio company’s acquisition of Netop, an international software solutions provider to the education sector and corporates.

Founded in 1981, Netop has become one of the leading software solutions providers that connect people with computers and smart devices, offering classroom management, safeguarding and remote-control solutions to teachers and school administrators that help improve learning outcomes. Netop’s technology services are used by half the Fortune 100 and help businesses deliver quality customer service, reduce support costs, and meet security and compliance standards. Headquartered in Denmark, Netop has a diversified global presence through its strong, international partner network.

Impero is one of the UK’s market leading providers of online student safety, classroom and school network management software. Investcorp Technology Partners, via Investcorp Technology Fund IV, invested in Impero in 2017 to support its growth by expanding internationally organically and through strategic add-on acquisitions while investing in further enhancing its software solutions.

“Netop’s market presence in the United States and the complementary nature of the two businesses’ solutions will strengthen Impero’s leading market position by increasing and diversifying its customer base in both the education and corporate market with a broader suite of offerings!” comments Ludwig Preller, Managing Partner of Telescope Advisory Partners.

The Commercial Due Diligence services provided to Impero included a DD analysis covering a commercial review of the company’s international market positioning, a technology benchmark on edtech software solutions, a view on the company’s performance regarding customer satisfaction and customer service vs. peers strongly taking into consideration market-, expert- and customer views.


About Investcorp

Investcorp (through Investcorp Technology Partners) has established a market leading position of investing in lower mid-market technology companies with a specific focus on Software, Data / Analytics, Cyber Security and Fintech / Payments.

About Telescope Advisory Partners

Telescope is a Munich-based data-driven advisory boutique for transaction, due diligence and innovation strategy focused on small- to mid-cap deals. We advise private equity as well corporate M&A clients in their acquisition process with a strong focus on data acquisition to substantially support target identification, acquisitions, and growth potential assessments.


Transaction Team

• Ludwig Preller, Managing Partner

• Julia Scharrer, Senior Manager

• Steffi De Roy, Senior Consultant Transaction Advisory

• Maximilian Maier, Consultant Transaction Advisory

• Anja Rothenberger, Consultant Transaction Advisory

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