The IT consulting company for project management, cybersecurity and DevOps is continuing its growth course of recent years with a financially strong partner.
After 37 years of ACG participation, founder and previous majority shareholder Gerhard Neidhöfer is selling his majority stake to financial investor Marondo Capital. The minority shareholders Christina Reuter and Carsten Tusch will remain involved. In addition to Marondo Capital, the successful management team has invested in the company, thus participating in the future of ACG. Carsten Tusch remains managing director of ACG Automation Consulting Group GmbH.
“I am pleased to have a strong partner in Marondo Capital, who will support our growth without influencing the daily operational business. In doing so, we can benefit from strategic consulting and are also well positioned for inorganic growth.” reports Carsten Tusch. The transaction offers ACG’s employees continuity and, under the slogan “Next Generation Consulting”, good prospects for the future. This step was also important to Gerhard Neidhöfer, who attached great importance to the continued existence of ACG when selecting the investor and wanted to preserve the independence of the strong, medium-sized ACG brand.
Dr. Stefan Elßer sees the transaction as an “investment in the topic of cybersecurity, which together with the digitalization expertise in the area of DevOps offers the best prospects for the future. In addition, ACG convinced us with its competent employees and its experienced management team. Together, we will positively shape the company’s growth trajectory.”
Marondo is an innovative investment company for fast-growing, technology-focused companies of the next generation of medium-sized businesses in Germany and DACH.
The fund invests up to €15 million in companies in classic German technology disciplines through majority & minority transactions, this includes the industry sectors of medical technology, health technologies, software & IT, environmental technologies, new materials and industry 4.0. In addition to substantial expansion capital, Marondo offers liquidity solutions for existing shareholders.
The partnership is supported by three partners with over 75 years of industry experience, 90 financed companies and several hundred transactions in the last 2 decades.
ACG is an established IT consultancy focusing on the financial industry and critical infrastructure companies. With the topics: Project Management, DevOps and Cybersecurity, it generates competitive and cost advantages for its clients. Here, the focus is on the customer. The designers and implementers of ACG provide consulting and support services with premium quality. Under this guiding principle, ACG offers long-term security to its customers and employees. This describes the ACG brand.
“A successful path since 1986 will be continued in a new line-up. The new main shareholder Marondo Capital supports a proven management team and together they are shaping the future of the ACG Group, the success of which is still very important to me. I would like to thank the many employees, business partners and customers who have accompanied me on my way and wish all those I know a positive attitude, a satisfying work-life balance and a successful future,” says Gerhard Neidhöfer, who is leaving on the best of terms at over 73 years of age.