Alpina Partners acquired German APS and SCM software specialist ORSOFT

By on Januar 11, 2019

Funds managed by Alpina Capital Partners LLP (‘’Alpina Partners’’) acquired all shares of OR Soft Jänicke GmbH and ORSOFT GmbH (“ORSOFT”) from the owning family during a succession. The existing management team will stay on board and will be joined by Christian von Stengel. ORSOFT’s founder and former CEO Dr. Winfried Jänicke will join the Company’s advisory board.

ORSOFT was founded in 1990 as a university spin-off and has been profitable since inception. The Leipzig-based company has approx. 90 employees and offers solutions for advanced planning and scheduling (“APS”), supply chain management (“SCM”), master data management as well as specific applications for the healthcare sector. To date, the Company has executed more than 500 projects in various industries including pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, chemicals, industrial manufacturing and automotive. ORSOFT is a long-standing partner of SAP and offers solutions complementary to SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA.

ORSOFT intends to cooperate closely with Germanedge, Alpina Partners’ buy-and-build strategy in the MES space (“Manufacturing Execution Systems”). Christian von Stengel, CEO of Germanedge and new Managing Director of OR Soft Jänicke GmbH comments on the transaction: “Since we started Germanedge, enterprise APS and SCM were more or less blind spots within our group. ORSOFT is closing this gap and therefore is a perfect match.” Dr. Winfried Jänicke, founder and former majority owner said: “Since founding ORSOFT in 1990, I had the strategic goal to offer end-to-end solutions for the customers’ value chain including APS, production management, SCM and quality assurance. With ORSOFT cooperating with Germanedge this task is now fulfilled.” Dr. Florian Strehle, a Partner with Alpina Partners adds: “We are very happy to welcome ORSOFT as a new portfolio company of Alpina Partners. The Company stands out due to the highly skilled employees, the bespoke software solutions, the blue-chip customer base and the track-record of continuous profitability since inception.”

Alpina Partners is an owner-managed, independent investment firm with approximately EUR 300 million in assets under management. The firm focuses on small and mid-sized businesses in Europe with strong technical USPs. ALPINA supports entrepreneurs and management teams to implement its growth strategies. ALPINA is supported by the European Union through the „Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Program“ (CIP).


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