Amsterdam – CFI is delighted to announce that it acted as the exclusive corporate finance advisor to amasol GmbH (‘amasol’) in its sale to FIELDS Group (‘FIELDS’).
Founded in 1999, amasol is a renowned, market-leading specialist in Observability, Application Performance Monitoring, Artificial Intelligent Operations (AIOps) and Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management of mission-critical IT infrastructure. The company operates with 80 employees across offices in Munich (DE), Vienna (AT) and Delhi (IN), servicing middle & large, enterprise grade clients in a.o. the automotive, finance, insurance, healthcare and telecom sectors. About half of the German DAX blue-chip companies as well as well-known international IT service providers rely on amasol’s in-depth expertise. Amasol is building on strategic partnerships with world-class vendors like Broadcom, Dynatrace, LogicMonitor, Riverbed and Splunk, and stands out from competition with proprietary IP for managed IT performance monitoring.
FIELDS is an entrepreneurial hands-on investor focused on medium-sized companies with considerable growth potential. FIELDS invests in companies with headquarters in the Benelux and the DACH regions.
About the transaction
Over the past years amasol has shown consistent, bootstrapped growth across the DACH region. Following the acquisition of fusionPOINT in 2018, the company further internationalised, successfully growing its operations in India as well as signing up its first US-based customers. Keen on securing its long-term strategic growth potential by further investing in its own IP and converting its growing pipeline of international clients, amasol set out to find a partner with shared values and outlook on the future, that would offer both capital and support. The sale of a majority shareholding to FIELDS marks a next chapter in amasol’s growth ambitions of becoming the international partner of choice for IT performance monitoring. The transaction was finalised on 28 February 2023.
“From the beginning of the discussions, we were intrigued by amasol’s achievements to date and reputation,” says Rutger Alberink, Partner at FIELDS. “We look forward to supporting the staff and management team in growing amasol into the leading Managed Service Provider for Observability in Europe.”
CFI’s role in the process
Following earlier deals in IT performance monitoring transacted by CFI, such as the sale of Ymor and SMT, the shareholders and management of amasol and CFI entered into a long-term strategic dialogue on market developments and growth priorities. When the company was ready to attract a partner, CFI designed a structured process, pitching the company’s ambitions to a select group of potential partners and facilitating negotiations that led to a successful transaction with FIELDS.
amasol selected CFI to serve as its exclusive corporate finance advisor in the transaction. “The CFI team was incredible”, says Frank Jahn, co-Managing Director and shareholder of amasol. “They are masters at their profession, providing context and understanding at every turn. Even with the excellence they bring to the table, they always made us feel included and informed as they skilfully coached us along the way. We are delighted to have found a partner in FIELDS that shares our vision of modern IT management.”
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