In recent years and months, we have reported on numerous occasions about successful investments in specialist software market leaders and related add-on acquisitions by funds advised by BU. Several of our portfolio companies offer industry-specific solutions that were specially developed for the needs of medium-sized companies in the areas of manufacturing, retail, distribution, public administration, and laboratories.
They have all now been brought together in a group of leading independent enterprise software companies known as the GSG GENII Software Group (“GENII”).
As a dynamic new player in the mid-market enterprise software field, GENII has set a clear goal of market leadership and is a strong partner for firms, companies, customers, and employees. With 18 brands including GUS, Isah, SHD, Iptor, and PDV, GENII brings together more than 2,000 employees across more than 25 locations. Its geographical footprint extends across the DACH region, Scandinavia, Benelux, the UK, France, and Italy. All of the brands have in common: a full-service approach including software development plus implementation and operations, a focus on process-oriented, industry-specific software, and a successful track record over many years, demonstrated by a high level of customer satisfaction and loyalty. The companies support customers through the digitisation process and ensure that they are well positioned for the future in a volatile environment.
GENII currently generates sales of around EUR 340 million. Since being established at the beginning of the year, eight additional companies have already joined the group following acquisitions and succession arrangements – a sure sign that GENII is the preferred partner for hidden champions and entrepreneurs in the software segment. BU has built a management team of seasoned experts around GENII CEO, Matthias Siekmann, and is keen to work together with them by focusing on accelerated organic growth, driving SaaS models, and further strategic acquisitions.