GLNS has advised EQS Group AG („EQS“) on the conclusion of an investment agreement with Thoma Bravo. On the basis of the investment agreement, Thoma Bravo will launch a public takeover offer for all EQS shares. The investment agreement also defines the key terms of the strategic partnership between EQS and Thoma Bravo. The completion of the offer is subject to regulatory clearances and further customary offer conditions.
EQS is a leading international cloud software provider in the fields of corporate compliance, investor relations and sustainability. Since its founding in 2000, more than 10,000 companies worldwide have worked with EQS. Today, EQS employs around 600 professionals and has offices in the world’s key financial markets.
Thoma Bravo is one of the largest software investors in the world, with more than US$ 131 billion in assets under management, and invests in growth-oriented companies operating in the software and technology sectors. Over the past 20 years, the firm has acquired or invested in more than 450 companies representing over US$ 250 billion in enterprise value. This transactions marks Thoma Bravo’s first investment in Germany.
GLNS provided comprehensive advice on this transaction with Dr. Tobias Nikoleyczik, Malte Krohn, Nadja Crombach und Alessandra Säger (all Public M&A / Capital Markets) as well as Dr. Anselm Lenhard (Finance). Goldman Sachs acted as financial advisor to EQS. Regulatory aspects of the transaction were covered by the law firm Buntscheck with partner Dr. Andreas Boos.