PwC advises BE-terna Enhancement GmbH on its acquisition of the Swiss AI- and automation expert BOYDAK Automation AG

December 8, 2021

Hamburg, 8th December 2021

An international and multidisciplinary team from PricewaterhouseCoopers AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal), PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (PwC Germany), and other advisors from the network of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has advised BE-terna Enhancement GmbH (BE-terna) on its acquisition of BOYDAK Automation AG (Boydak).

PwC Legal has provided comprehensive legal advice to BE-terna, in particular with regard to the due diligence, negotiation and conclusion of the share purchase agreement. PwC Germany advised BE-terna on finance and tax issues.

BE-terna, with its seat in Leipzig, is one of the leading European providers of ERP-, BI‑, CRM- and HRM-solutions and offers full service in the areas of business software and business process management. The highly motivated team of over 900 consulting, development and IT experts supports more than 1,600 customers worldwide – mostly in international projects. BE-terna is a Gold Microsoft Partner and a two-time member of the prestigious club of the world’s most powerful Microsoft partners – the Inner Circle. BE-terna is also a Gold Partner of Infor and Qlik Elite Partner.

Boydak is based in Zurich and, with over 50 large enterprises and public administrations as customers, a leading partner in the implementation of process automation solutions with artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. The company works closely with software providers to deliver pragmatic and scalable solutions for restructuring and intelligent automation of business processes.

Advisors to BE-terna Enhancement GmbH

PwC Legal Germany:

Ivo Dreckmann (lead), Dr. Danielle von Hegel, Lars Lübbers, Dr. Xiaoxi Zhang (all corporate/M&A)

PwC Legal Switzerland:

Benjamin Fehr, Manuel Ulrich (both corporate/M&A), Ivana Vidakovic (labour law)

PwC Legal Cyprus:

Panayiotis Panayides, Tatiana Sofianou, Natalie Glykys (all corporate)

PwC Germany:

Dr. Henri Blankemeyer, Jan Fiebig, Daniel Haas (all transaction services)

Alke Fiebig, Johann Missal, Christian Schubert, Alexander Ziegelmaier, Jenny Urff (all tax)

PwC Switzerland:

Marcel Angehrn, Thomas Patt, Shona Schmitter, Carolin Metzler (all tax)

Advisors to the Sellers

Künzi Hess MacNab Rechtsanwälte, Zurich (Saskia Cruchon)

Equiteq Advisors (M&A Advisors, London)

For further information please contact:

Nils Philipp
PwC Communications
Tel.: +49 0211 981-2128
E-Mail

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Contributors

Ivo Dreckmann

Corporate/M&A

Tel: +49 40 6378-1411

Dr Danielle von Hegel

Financial Services

Tel: +49 69 9585-2891