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IMAP advised the shareholders of the leading German CAD/CAM software provider for timber construction, Dietrich’s Technology AG (“Dietrich’s”) on the participation of the private equity investor Elvaston Capital Management. With this transaction the founder Mr. Emmer realizes his succession while Johann Baptist Lindner remains engaged with the company as CEO and shareholder.

Emerged from the carpentry expertise and the vision arising from the possibilities of digitalisation, Josef Dietrich and Uwe Emmer laid the foundation for today’s internationally active company in 1982. As a pioneer in the digital woodworking industry, the company develops software solutions that enable carpenters, timber construction companies and prefabricated house manufacturers to improve the digital workflow of a construction made of wood, from planning through construction and dimensioning to final manufacturing. Dietrich’s is headquartered in Neubiberg near Munich and operates additional offices in France, Poland, USA and Canada. Dietrich’s serves more than 6,000 customers in over 30 countries with more than 10,000 installations.

Elvaston is an entrepreneur-led investment company which focuses on medium-sized companies in the technology sector and develops its investments individually with the aim of achieving a sustainable increase in value.

“With Elvaston, we have found a new partner who has not only invested in a company, but in people, knowledge and technology. I am looking forward to continuing Dietrich’s success story and our strategy Dietrichs4Technology, together with Elvaston. We would like to thank the IMAP team for the professional preparation and guidance throughout the process. They have given us excellent advice in all relevant aspects of the sales process with great commitment and dedication, making this sustainable solution possible,” says Johann Baptist Lindner, CEO of Dietrich’s Technology AG.

The IMAP team, consisting of Andreas Widholz, Martin Michalek and Solveig Sager, exclusively advised Dietrich’s shareholders within a structured M&A process and supported them in negotiating and successfully closing the transaction.