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October 16th 2015 - Press Release

Private Equity Fund EMERAM acquires MATRIX42, a leading provider of workspace management solutions

On 13 October 2015 funds advised by the Munich-based Private Equity firm EMERAM Capital Partners GmbH ("EMERAM") have signed an agreement to buy MATRIX42 AG ("MATRIX42") via a management buyout supported by EMERAM. The seller of the specialist in workspace management solutions is Asseco Poland S.A.. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The transaction remains subject to approval from antitrust authorities.

Jointly with the existing management, EMERAM plans to continue the growth of MATRIX42 in terms of both existing and new customers. The current product portfolio of workspace management solutions offers an attractive platform based on which to achieve the intended development of the company. This applies both to further international expansion – particularly in the UK, Benelux and APAC – and to acquisitions of specialist software providers with outstanding business models. MATRIX42 already took over the Australian enterprise mobility management firm Silverback in 2014.

Jochen Jaser, CEO of MATRIX42, said: "On the basis of our reorientation in 2008, Matrix42 has seen consistent positive development. We felt very comfortable as part of Asseco Group and always cooperated with a great degree of trust. In EMERAM, MATRIX42 has found a capable partner to drive our onward growth in core markets as well as our international expansion. In the course of the sale process EMERAM was our clear partner of choice for an even more successful future. With its international network and industry expertise, EMERAM will help MATRIX42 to uncover previously unused potential."

Founded in 1992, MATRIX42 is a top provider of software for workspace management. The cutting-edge solutions are developed under the banner of "Smarter Workspace". Over 3,000 customers – including BMW, Infineon and Carl Zeiss – manage over 3 million workspaces worldwide using MATRIX42 software. The solutions enable seamless management of physical, virtual and mobile workspaces, automatic monitoring of licence compliance and high-performance modules for user-managed services, including the integration of company-specific workflows. Such services enhance the IT of MATRIX42 customers through efficient and service-oriented organisation, while giving users greater flexibility and boosting company productivity.

Kai Köppen, Co-Founder of EMERAM Capital Partners, said: "MATRIX42 is active in a dynamic and exciting market environment, providing future-oriented workplace management solutions. The innovative service portfolio of MATRIX42 also offers a broad range of expansion opportunities. We look forward to supporting the MATRIX42 management in this task and continuing the company's development as its partner."

Jacek Duch, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Asseco Poland S.A., said: "Taking into account our development strategy and the planned expansion into emerging markets, we have approved the idea of a buyout of shares in Matrix42 by its managers and supported them in this process. Matrix42 will remain in very good hands and will be managed by seasoned executives, who perfectly know the company and have a vision how to further develop its business."

The capital for this transaction was provided by EMERAM Private Equity Fund I. EMERAM Capital Partners was advised by goetzpartners (commercial, IT), Alvarez & Marsal (finance), GLNS (legal), and Deloitte (tax).