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Investment company EMERAM: Portfolio company diva-e acquires Salesforce specialist Howiger
- diva-e strengthens range of digital customer management platform consulting services
- Sales and number of employees doubled within five years
Munich, 26 November 2021: The digital service provider diva-e, a portfolio company of the investment company EMERAM, continues its growth course and has acquired the Salesforce specialist Howiger GmbH, Jena. With this acquisition, diva-e extends its consulting offering as an end-to-end provider for digital platforms in the Salesforce areas of CRM, Commerce Cloud, Experience Cloud and Marketing Cloud.
Howiger GmbH has extensive experience in consulting, implementation and operation of digitalisation projects, including in the automotive & mobility and pharmaceutical industries. In addition, Howiger is a certified MuleSoft partner specialising in data integration. The Howiger team will be integrated within diva-e as an independent competence centre and will contribute significantly to the future growth of the group. Together with data tools such as MuleSoft, Salesforce is used as the backbone of digitalisation for medium-sized and large companies. The MuleSoft platform connects data sources with applications, enables process analysis and offers connectors for SaaS applications. In addition to implementing complex business logic, Howiger possesses a high level of expertise in integrating with third-party or ERP systems.
Dr. Kai Obring, Managing Partner at EMERAM Capital Partners: "diva-e is a digital success story. In the past five years, sales and the number of employees have doubled. As a business development partner, we support this growth path comprehensively to enable diva-e to achieve its ambitious growth targets. In the digitalisation of the economy, the company has firmly established itself as an innovative partner to leading companies."
Tilmann Au, CEO of diva-e: "We enable companies to position themselves future-proof in all areas of digitalization and become digital champions. In this context, CRM and, in particular, Salesforce as a platform is an important and particularly high-demand building block, which we offer with immediate effect with an experienced team. As a digital partner of the industry, we take responsibility for customer results. With this philosophy, we strive for market leadership in the end-to-end digital commerce sector. "
The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price of the transaction.
EMERAM is one of the leading investment companies for medium-sized companies in the German-speaking region. Funds advised by EMERAM currently provide 400 million euros of capital for the development of companies. The portfolio includes companies from the Technology/Software, Value-added Services und New Consumer Staples sectors.
EMERAM acts as a long-term business development partner for its companies and supports the sustainable growth (organic and inorganic) of its portfolio companies. Currently, the portfolio contains six platform investments, which generated continuously double-digit organic sales growth rates. Additionally, through more than 20 add on acquisitions significant in-organic growth and international expansion came on top.
As Germany’s leading transactional experience partner, diva-e covers the entire digital value chain from strategy to technology to operation with its holistic range of products and services. diva-e collaborates here with technology partners such as Adobe, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Spryker. Numerous top companies trust diva-e as an innovative partner – including Allianz, Carl Zeiss, E.ON, and FC Bayern München.