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Acquisition of Sage Poland by Mid Europa Partners

Advisor to Mid Europa Partners on the acquisition of Sage Poland

Date: 2020
Country: Poland
Industry: Software
Target: Sage Poland
Buyer (client): Mid Europa Partners
Seller: Sage Group
VCP’s role/competence: buy-side M&A advisor

  • VCP acted as a buy-side advisor to Mid Europa Partners on the acquisition of Sage Poland, a leader in cloud-based business management solutions for Polish SMEs
  • Sage Group has decided to sell its Polish business operating under the well-known Symfonia brand at the end of 2020 as it is deemed to be outside of Sage’s core strategic focus
  • Sage Poland was looking for a strong and highly reputable investor who will enable the company to realize its ambitious plans
  • Mid Europa Partners will support Symfonia’s management team in the execution of future strategic initiatives, including new product development and the expansion of its cloud offering
  • The sale process was run as a limited auction and approach was made to selected strategic players and financial investors
  • VCP supported Mid Europa Partners in understanding of competitive landscape of the transaction and developing deal tactics, as well as preliminary analysis of potential add-on targets
  • The transaction was signed in December 2020 and is subject to approval by the Polish antitrust regulator UOKiK.
  • The deal is expected to complete in Q1 2021

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