Saxenhammer & Co. Corporate Finance GmbH ("Saxenhammer") acted as the investment banker to Liechtensteinische Post AG for the divestment of newtron AG (“NEWTRON”) to SupplyOn AG ("SupplyOn"). The transaction closed in January 1st, 2017.
NEWTRON, was founded in 1998 is a leading provider of web-based solutions for the optimization of business relations between suppliers and purchasing companies. As the only company in the DACH region, the solutions can offer an integrated approach to digitizing the entire procurement process within its value chain. More than 1,000 client companies and 65,000 suppliers worldwide rely on more than 15 years of process expertise. SupplyOn AG, a leading provider of supply chain collaboration solutions for the manufacturing industry. Markus Quicken, CEO of SupplyOn AG, commented on the strategic decision to buy NEWTRON: “By acquiring NEWTRON AG, SupplyOn has strengthened its position as a service provider for the entire range of procurement. SupplyOn has its roots in the procurement of production material. This is a strategically important area of procurement for manufacturing companies with unique requirements not covered by many e-procurement solutions. With the acquisition of NEWTRON, we can now provide our customers and the market with a standardized system to uniformly procure all commodities. This is a future-oriented step that will greatly benefit our customers.” Michael Bibow, the CEO of NEWTRON, added: “We welcome SupplyOn as our new shareholder. This will provide us with the financial stability and investment security we need to remain on our growth trajectory. As a result, we will continue to be an attractive and reliable business partner for our customers. Our customers will also benefit from SupplyOn’s global presence when expanding their global procurement activities.” Saxenhammer was retained by Liechtensteinische Post AG to execute an international M&A process for the financing and the repositioning of the company.
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