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POELLATH advises management of SEMA Group on sale to Bregal Unternehmerkapital

Funds advised by Bregal Unternehmerkapital (“BU”) have acquired a majority stake in SEMA Group (“SEMA”), the world’s leading provider of timber construction and prefabrication software.

The seller was German technology investor LEA Partners. The investment firm VIA Equity from Denmark and SEMA’s CEO Mr. Alexander Neuß were also involved in the sale, both remain invested in the company. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close before the end of the second quarter of 2022. POELLATH provided legal and tax advice to the SEMA’s management regarding the reinvestment of Alexander Neuß, as well as the management participation.

Founded in 1984 and based in Wildpoldsried in the Allgäu region, SEMA offers software solutions and complementary services with fully integrated ERP and CRM solutions in the timber construction industry, stairway construction and the sheet metal processing industry. SEMA programs are available in eleven languages and are used by more than 10,500 carpentry and prefabricated construction companies in 54 countries, primarily for the planning, visualization and production of buildings, roofs and facades. The company employs about 90 people and has a significant market share, particularly in Germany, Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland.

Bregal Unternehmerkapital is part of a family business built up over generations. The investment company focuses on European medium-sized companies that have strong management teams and are considered market leaders or “hidden champions” in their respective segments.

POELLATH advised SEMA from a legal and tax point of view within the context of the transaction regarding the reinvestment and the management participation with the following Munich-based team:

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