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IMAP advised the shareholder of Augsburg-based datac Kommunikationssysteme GmbH (“datac”), a specialist in modern workplaces and collaboration, on the acquisition by listed q.beyond AG. q.beyond AG is an IT service provider with extensive expertise in cloud, SAP and IoT. With this acquisition, q.beyond expands its existing expertise in digital workplaces. datac’s expertise will open up new growth opportunities for q.beyond in its Microsoft business.

The modern workplace and collaboration specialist datac develops and supports holistic solutions for the digitalized working world for its currently more than 700 SME customers, relying primarily on the Microsoft ecosystem with applications such as Office 365 and Teams. In recent years, datac has very successfully focused on business with Microsoft solutions for virtual cooperation and communications. It has more than 50 IT specialists, including numerous Microsoft-certified experts, at its two locations in Augsburg and Düsseldorf.

After 30 years at the helm, datac’s existing owner Matthias Stender is convinced he has found the right partner for his company. “With q.beyond, we can now take the next steps forward and further speed up our growth. Our competencies and portfolios are ideally matched and our focus on SME customers and culture are also a perfect fit.”

q.beyond AG resulted from the rebranding of QSC AG in September 2020. With 900 employees at several locations throughout Germany, the leading IT service provider accompanies its primarily medium-sized customers securely through the digital transformation, with comprehensive expertise in the areas of cloud, SAP and IoT.

“IMAP advised me excellently on all relevant strategic, financial and process-tactical aspects of the sales process with great commitment. With tactically well-aligned negotiation skills, coupled with a high degree of fairness, an ideal result was achieved ” says Matthias Stender, delighted with the cooperation.

The IMAP team including Andreas Widholz, Katja Schult and Solveig Sager exclusively advised the shareholder of datac and supported them in structuring and negotiating the transaction in a selective competitive process and bringing it to a successful closing in less than six months.