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IBM Signs Agreement to Acquire Aperto to Meet Growing Client Need for Digital Transformation

Frankfurt, 03 February 2016. IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aperto – a digital agency with headquarters in Berlin. Upon completion of this transaction, Aperto will to join the IBM Interactive Experience (IBM iX) team, supporting IBM’s growth in the largest economy in Europe.

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ACXIT Capital Partners is expanding its Distressed M&A business with Frank Bruder as new Managing Director

Frankfurt, 01 February 2016. ACXIT Capital Partners, a leading international corporate finance and investment advisory firm for mid-market clients and entrepreneurs in Europe, is further expanding and strengthening its business segment Recovery with Frank Bruder as distinguished expert for distressed M&A. Bruder leaves his position as head of distressed M&A at Commerzbank AG and will promote ACXIT’s restructuring and distressed M&A business as Managing Director at Frankfurt office.

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ACXIT Capital Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Busch-Holding GmbH in its purchase of 27.19 percent of voting rights in Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG

Frankfurt, 23 December 2015. Busch-Holding GmbH has announced the acquisition of a 15 percent stake on September 28th and a subsequent increase of 12.19 percent on October 15th in TecDAX-listed Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG via its investment company Pangea GmbH.

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Trade Sale of Career Partner GmbH to international education provider Apollo Global

Frankfurt, 11 December 2015. Apollo Education Group, Inc. (“Apollo Education Group”) announced its wholly-owned subsidiary Apollo Global, Inc. (“Apollo Global”) has acquired Career Partner GmbH (CPG) from AUCTUS Capital Partners (“AUCTUS”). CPG is a leading full service provider of private higher education in Germany. Apollo Global is a strategic investor with a high level of expertise in the global education market. Together with Apollo, CPG continues to pursue the digitization of the education sector. The transaction values CPG at approx. USD 117 million including a contingent cash payment of up to USD 12 million.

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