Transactions in Austria and Hungary

  • 2019

    Hungary

    Merger

    Extreme Digital Zrt., the leading e-commerce company in Hungary, has merged with eMAG (part of Naspers Group).

  • 2018

    Hungary

    Sale

    ShiwaForce.com, the partner for digital transformation, was sold to Portfolion, a venture capital arm of OTP Bank Plc specializing in start-up and early venture investments. ShiwaForce offers a full range of services creating online solutions for both internal (intranet) and web (internet) presence as well as creating online and offline branding.

  • 2018

    Austria/Germany

    Financing

    The Austrian company Ready2Order, offering cloud-based point-of-sale solutions, received growth financing from Reimann Investors.

  • 2018

    Hungary

    ACQUISITION

    AD Plastik Group, the largest Croatian manufacturer of plastic components for the automotive industry, acquired 100% ownership of Tisza Automotive Kft., a Hungarian auto parts supplier. With this transaction, AD Plastik Group continues its strategy of international growth and expansion of its customer portfolio. AD Plastik Group now has eight production plants in five countries.

  • 2018

    Hungary

    FINANCING

    Green Fox Academy, a Budapest-based “Tech School of the Future”, has raised EUR 750,000 from Széchenyi Tökealap, a Hungarian investment fund. The company provides new education products for the tech-driven labor market and headhunting services for companies to address the shortage of IT talent in Hungary (and Europe) and the increasing demand for high-tech skills in the workforce. The program includes a 4 month bootcamp for software coding. The funds will be used to further grow the Company’s product and service offering and to expand regionally. The first regional opening will be in Prague (Czech Republic).

  • 2017

    Hungary

    Buy-Back by Founders

    Balázs Várkony and Gyula Kelemen, the founders of Extreme Digital, Hungary’s leading e-commerce company for consumer electronics, have bought back the 51% stake from Steinhoff International.

  • 2017

    Hungary

    SALE

    Polish Enterprise Fund VI (PEF VI), a private equity fund managed by Enterprise Investors, has sold 100% of shares in Netrisk.hu, Hungary’s top online insurance broker, to MCI.EuroVentures of MCI Capital Group, a private equity firm listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Netrisk.hu is one of the largest online marketplaces for retail banking products and the largest company offering online comparison of telecom/cable, internet and TV packages in Hungary.

  • 2017

    Austria/Switzerland

    Sale

    FirmenABC announced the sale of an 80% shareholding to Investnet AG, a Swiss private equity and investment group. FirmenABC is a full-service online marketing agency and market leader in cross-media advertising and promotions for small- and medium-sized businesses in Austria and Germany.

  • 2017

    Hungary

    FINANCING

    LOGIN AUTONOM Kft., a provider of innovative software solutions for Human Resource management, raised financing to expand business in Hungary and abroad. The success of the Company is based on its own-developed EASE++ software and modules that help to drastically reduce workload and decision processes for employers and employees, while also to boost labour efficiency and welfare.

  • 2017

    Hungary

    SALE

    Jobinfo Kft is the leading Hungarian job aggregator service with over 300,000 members and over 24,000 jobs listed. Its clients include the large job sites active in Hungary as well as over 500 direct advertisers.

  • 2016

    Austria/Switzerland

    SALE

    AdRom Digital Media AG sold a 35% stake to Investnet AG, a Swiss private equity and investment group. adRom, founded in 2000, is a data-driven dialogue marketing company. adRom develops technology for real-time cross-channel marketing campaigns in the DACH region.

  • 2016

    Austria/Germany

    Sale

    Immodirekt.at, an online real estate platform in Austria, was sold to ImmobilienScout24.

  • 2015

    Hungary/South Africa

    Sale

    Steinhoff International, an international furniture and household goods retailer chain, acquired a majority stake in Extreme Digital, a leading online consumer electronics player in Central and Eastern Europe.

  • 2015

    Austria/Belgium

    Sale

    diamond:dogs|group, an expert in online, mobile, and social integral solutions, was sold to Emakina Group, an independent European group of cutting edge communication agencies.

  • 2015

    Austria

    Sale

    mPAY24, a company that provides payment services to e-commerce shops, was sold to Prepa Management Consulting GmbH.

  • 2015

    Austria

    Sale

    Aktionsfinder GmbH, one of the leading Austrian online distribution platforms for leaflets in Austria, was acquired by Österreichische Post.

  • 2014

    Hungary

    FINANCING

    The Hungarian diagnostics company Géndiagnosztika received growth financing from a private investor.

  • 2014

    Germany/Switzerland

    FINANCING

    Mountain Cleantech and KfW invested in GRÜNSPAR GmbH, a leading company in SaaS shops for utilities and e-commerce sales of green products in the DACH region.

  • 2014

    Hungary

    Sale

    Randivonal, the online dating platform, owned by Holtzbrinck Digital, was sold an investor group.

  • 2014

    Hungary/Germany

    Sale

    Metaco Union, a Hungarian supplier of the Automotive industry,was sold to Johann Hay GmbH & Co. KG (HAY Group), a large international Automotive supplier headquartered in Germany.

  • 2014

    Spain/France

    FINANCING

    ReviewPro, the reputation management and hospitality analytics firm, received growth financing from Boost & Co.

  • 2013

    Germany/Spain

    SALE

    Hofmann S.L., one of the leading European companies in the print-on-demand market for end-consumers, acquired a majority stake in posterjack GmbH, one of the leading companies in Central Europe active in the personalized printing wall decor market with products such as posters, canvas and gallery prints.

  • 2013

    Hungary

    SALE

    Biogaz Unio Zrt, a biogas operator, acquired Ferment Biogáz Kft, a biogaz project in North-East Hungary.

  • 2013

    Austria

    FINANCING

    Pool4Tool AG, an Austrian leading provider of cloud solutions, received growth finance from the Austrian AWS-Mittelstandsfonds.

  • 2013

    France/Spain

    FINANCING

    YD Group, the disruptive performance display advertising technology and services company secured EUR 4.6m in venture capital funding.

  • 2013

    Hungary

    FINANCING

    Vapiano Hungary received growth financing from a private investor.

  • 2012

    Czech Republic/Poland

    SALE

    Retail Info s.r.o. (Retail Info), a price comparison engine and online commercial offer aggregator was sold to the Polish media group Mafra a.s.

  • 2012

    Hungary

    ACQUISITION

    Hetpettyes Group, a Hungarian distributor of gifts and flower decoration accessories, acquired Happy Box, a retailer of gifts and toys.

  • 2011

    Hungary/Bulgaria

    SALE

    MetalCom is a Hungarian network integration provider that was sold to Telelink EAD, one of the leading telecom integrators in Eastern Europe.

  • 2010

    Hungary

    SALE

    Hamilton Zrt is a Hungarian broker firm specialised in forex transaction that was acquired by iFOREX, a dynamically growing provider of online forex trading services for individual retail investors.

  • 2010

    Romania

    SALE

    In a MBO transaction, 80.1% of the Romanian meat retailer ANGST was sold to an investor consortium.

  • 2009

    Bulgaria/UK

    ACQUISITION

    Advent International, a private equity firm, has acquired from the Soravia Group of Austria and certain individual shareholders 79% of the shares of Devin AD, Bulgaria’s leading mineral water bottler and distributor of soft drinks. This transaction values Devin at a total Enterprise Value of Eur 40 million. Clairfield International acted as the exclusive financial adviser to Advent International.

  • 2008

    Poland/Romania

    SALE

    The UCMS group, a business process outsourcing services group acquired the Romanian company Work Solutions, an HR and payroll solutions provider.Through the acquisition of WorkSolutions, the UCMS Group continues to increase its regional HR and Payroll outsourcing and Workforce On-Demand services in Europe.

  • 2008

    Austria/Poland

    SALE

    MediaTel SA signed a contract with Telekom Austria Beteiligungen GmbH on purchasing 100% of the shares of eTel Polska Sp. z. o.o., the Telekom Austria Group company.

  • 2008

    Hungary

    SALE

    SOMOGYI ELEKTRONIC, a distributor of household appliances, was acquired by a Hungarian Investment Group.

  • 2008

    Hungary/US

    ACQUISITION

    Spektrum 3D, a Hungarian distributor of laboratory supplies, was acquired by VWR, a global provider of products and services for laboratories and manufacturing plantsheadquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

  • 2008

    Austria/Czech Republic

    SALE

    Dial Telecom a.s. has announced the 100% acquisition of Telekom Austria Czech Republic, a.s. and eTel Slovakia s.r.o. both subsidiaries of Telekom Austria Group (www.telekomaustria.com), the Austrian incumbent telecommunications operator for an undisclosed amount.

  • 2008

    Austria/Czech Republic

    SALE

    Dial Telecom a.s. has announced the 100% acquisition of Telekom Austria Czech Republic, a.s. and eTel Slovakia s.r.o. both subsidiaries of Telekom Austria Group (www.telekomaustria.com), the Austrian incumbent telecommunications operator for an undisclosed amount.

  • 2007

    Austria/CEE

    SALE

    Telekom Austria Group Acquires Operating Companies of Integrated Operator eTel for Approximately EUR 90 Million. The transaction includes all operating activities of eTel in Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland.

  • 2007

    Austria/Hungary

    SALE

    eTel Hungary, one of the first domestic alternative telecommunication service providers, is now wholly Hungarian-owned after Interware Zrt. purchased the company from its former owner, Telekom Austria, the biggest Austrian telecommunication service provider.

  • 2006

    Slovakia

    SALE

    Asseco Slovakia has bought 51 percent stake in Slovanet – the largest alternative internet services supplier and telecommunication operator in Slovakia, which now joints the asseco capital group.
    Clairfield Internatioanl acted as exclusive Financial Adviser to Advent International.

  • 2006

    Hungary

    SALE

    Multireklam, the outdoor advertising company, acquired the transit media company Promoteam.

  • 2005

    Hungary

    MBO

    Claifield International advised in the Management Buy-Back of Hirek Kft. from CEEV and bmp.

  • 2005

    Austria

    SALE

    The Central European Internet provider etel has aquired 100% of its competitor YC Net:works.

  • 2005

    United Kingdom/Hungary

    SALE

    Aegis Group plc – the media communications and market research group acquired Kirowski Rt, Hungary’s leading full service digital agency.

  • 2005

    Czech Republic/UK/US

    SALE

    ECM, a Czech development and investment company, has acquired the Czech Internet Service Provider SkyNet.

  • 2004

    Austria

    RESTRUCTURING

    UTA Telecom AG was advised with its balance sheet restructuring transaction with its shareholders.

  • 2004

    Sweden/Austria

    ACQUISITION

    Tele2, the a leading European telecommuincations company has acquired 100% of UTA Telecom AG, Austria’s largest alternative telecommunications operator for €213m.

  • 2003

    Austria

    SALE

    Telecommunications service provider Tiscali has acquired Vianet.

  • 2003

    Germany/Austria

    FINANCING

    RZB Raiffeisenlandesbank has increased their equity stake in telecommunications´service provider UTA from 9% to 25.01%.

  • 2003

    Germany/Austria

    SALE

    CUNO, German world leader of fluid purifications solutions has acquired 100% of Hamco, its Austrian distributor.

  • 2003

    Austria/Slovenia

    ACQUISITION

    Intereuropa, the Slovenian global logistics service provider acquired the Austrian freight service provider Schneider & Peklar.

  • 2002

    Austria

    FINANCING

    Tel.Me, Austria’s sole producer of cell phones, has received Venture Financing from Bank Austria Gründerfonds.

  • 2002

    Hungary

    MBO

    TVK Rt sold its 98.71% stake in TVK ReMat Kft. in a Management Buy Out.

  • 2002

    Germany/Hungary

    FINANCING

    German DEG provided Mezzanine Financing to Hungarian parquet manufacturer Dráva Fáipari Kft.

  • 2002

    Germany

    SALE

    AWD, one of Europe’s leading financial service providers, has aquired the Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian and Croatian subsidiaries of ECG, a broker for insurance products in CEE.

  • 2001

    Austria

    ACQUISITION

    Telecommunications’ service provider UTA has acquired internet provider netway.

  • 2001

    Germany/Hungary

    ACQUISITION

    German Venture Capital bmp Ag acquired a 40% stake in Hirek, an Hungarian Internet Tech company.

  • 2001

    Germany/Austria

    FINANCING

    German Venture Capital bmp Ag acquired a 40% stake in Hirek, an Hungarian Internet Tech company.

  • 2001

    Ireland/Austria

    SALE

    Irish Telecommunications provider etel has acquired 100% of RSL COM Austria AG, an Austrian telecommunications and internet service provider. This strategic expansion will help to target CEE clients.

  • 2001

    Austria

    ACQUISITION

    Telecommunications service provider Tiscali has acquired 100% of planet one, an Austrian business internet provider.

  • 2000

    Austria

    ACQUISITION

    RSL COM Austria AG, an alternative operator in Austria, has aquired a 100% stake in INS, an Austrian telecommunication and service provider.

  • 2000

    Germany/Austria

    ACQUISITION

    Telecommunication company kpn Qwest has aquired a 100% stake in Simon Media GmbH, an Austrian internet provider.

  • 2000

    Germany/Austria

    ACQUISITION

    pressetext.austria, an online news agency, has raised EUR 4.3 m in Venture Financing from BOTTS & COMPANY and UCA.

  • 2000

    Austria

    ACQUISITION

    pressetext.austria Nachrichtenagentur AG, an online news agency, has aquired the assets of pressnet.

  • 1999

    Austria

    ACQUISITION

    Alternative telecom provider Cybertron has aquired a 98,08% stake in M.I.T., an alternative service provider in Austria.