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PONTIS Venture Partners sells UC4 Software-Investment to The Carlyle Group
One of the most successful VC-exits in Austria within the last few years


PONTIS Venture Partners together with all the other shareholders of UC4, the founder and majority owner Franz Beranek and co-invested Venture Capital firm Capexit, have been preparing a structured sales process during the last few months supported by the international M&A-firm Corum Group and the Austrian law firm Schoenherr. This has led to a number of interested buyers to be selected. Finally, the negotiations with Carlyle have resulted in signing the agreements to sell UC4 Software GmbH to The Carlyle Group. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

UC4 Software is a leading software company, specialised in enterprise job scheduling and workload automation software, based in Wolfsgraben, Austria. The flagship product is called UC4:global targeting primarily mid-size and large corporations. Founded in 1985 the company is now globally active in its business areas with nearly EUR 25mn in revenues and more than 140 employees. It possesses subsidiaries in Germany, Switzerland, UK, the US and Australia as well as sales partnerships in more than 30 countries. The company is regarded to be leading in job scheduling technology and is among the top-players in Data Center Automation.

Gerhard Fiala, Managing Partner, PONTIS Venture Partners said, „The reasons why we invested originally in UC4 were the outstanding management quality, the leading software technology and the market potential in this niche of infrastructure software. Now we see all that confirmed as we have been able to support the successful company developments, leading to a profitable growth and a top market position. The acquisition by Carlyle as a leading global private equity firm will now enable UC4 to further strengthen its focus on international markets and thus become a true global player in the future.”


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PONTIS Venture Partners Management GmbH
+43/1/533-32-33 - 0
gerhard.fiala@pontisventure.at

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