SMC Corporate Finance advises Alpha Solutions on its sale to Bechtle
SMC Corporate Finance has advised the owners of Alpha Solutions AG, one of the leading IT Solutions provider for ERP solutions in Switzerland, on the sale to Bechtle AG. This project is the third successful transaction for SMC Corporate Finance in the IT sector within less than one year after the sale of itnetX (Switzerland), another IT solutions provider, and IMS, a facility management software vendor.
Alpha Solutions AG, based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and founded in 2000 delivers modern ERP, CRM, and IT solutions. Among its customers rank Swiss SMEs with a focus on the food, process and wholesale industries, as well as hospitals. Alpha Solutions AG received the Partner of the Year Award from Microsoft in 2015. In acquiring Alpha Solutions AG, Bechtle AG is expanding its service business in Switzerland for ERP and CRM projects as well as cloud solutions. Majority shareholder Daniel Popp sees the acquisition as answering the question of his successor, and is resigning from the company. CEO Stefan Heim will continue to hold his position. The brand will remain intact.
Bechtle AG, headquartered in Neckarsulm, Germany, is one of Europe’s leading IT providers, with some 70 systems integrators in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as e-commerce subsidiaries in 14 European countries. Bechtle AG is listed on the MDAX and TecDAX indexes and generated revenues of around EUR 4.3 bn in 2018.
Stefan Heim, the CEO of Alpha Solutions, commented: “In Bechtle, we have found the ideal strategic partner to further develop ourselves as a company. We were convinced by the strong entrepreneurial spirit as well as by the high level of competence in the areas relevant to us.” He further added: “With Thierry de Sépibus, we have found a partner who has accompanied us at eye level, contributed a great deal of process expertise and who has always stood up for our interests.”
The SMC Corporate Finance team advised the sellers in the search for a suitable strategic partner and supported them in structuring, negotiating and closing the transaction in a competitive process.
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SMC Corporate Finance GmbH is a partner-owned advisory firm focusing on small & mid cap companies, being a sparring partner to owners and management in the divestiture, merger and acquisition of companies, in financing transactions, in special situations and in other strategic projects. The clients we advise are active in a broad range of business sectors and pursue domestic and cross-border transactions.