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BEITEN BURKHARDT Advises Hitachi Solutions Europe Limited on Acquisition of implexis GmbH

Munich, 24 July 2018 – The international law firm BEITEN BURKHARDT has advised Hitachi Solutions Europe Limited on the acquisition of all shares in implexis GmbH, a German limited liability company based in Nuremberg. The shares were sold by the seller Almira Transformationsmanagement GmbH; the Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) was signed in June this year and the purchase executed at the beginning of July. The parties have agreed not to disclose the transaction volume. Subject of the purchase was also the indirect acquisition of all shares in implexis analytics GmbH, also based in Nuremberg.

Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a core member of Information & Telecommunication business of Hitachi Group and a recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to companies across many industries. The company provides value-driven services throughout the IT life cycle from systems planning to systems integration, operation and maintenance. Hitachi Solutions delivers products and services of superior value to customers worldwide through key subsidiaries in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, India, China, and Asia Pacific. With the acquisition of implexis GmbH, the company's portfolio is strategically further expanded.

Implexis was founded in 1993 and has 250 staff across five locations in Germany. With over 950 successfully completed projects mainly in the retail sector, it has an exciting and expanding customer portfolio.

Advisory services rendered by the BEITEN BURKHARDT team to Hitachi Solutions comprised advice on all legal aspects of the transaction: performing the due diligence, drafting and negotiation of the purchase agreement and execution of the acquisition.

Advisor to Hitachi Solutions Europe Limited:
BEITEN BURKHARDT: Partners Dr Axel Goetz (Lead Partner), Dr Markus Ley (in charge of purchase agreement, negotiation and closing), Moritz Kopp (in charge of Due Diligence), Dr Mario Weichel (all Corporate / M&A), Dr Axel von Walter, Dr Johannes Baumann, Gudrun Schumacher (all IP/IT/Media), Anja Fischer (Real Estate), Katrin Lüdtke (Government & Public Sector), and also Philipp Cotta and Associate Christoph Heinrich (both Antitrust Law, all Munich) and André Suttorp (Tax, Frankfurt).

Deloitte: Reiner Schwenk, Richard Pickford, Philipp Pommerenke and Maximilian Stengel, all Munich.

Advisor to Almira Transformationsmanagement GmbH:
Osborne Clarke: Dr. Martin Sundermann and Mark Friedrich, both Munich.

UniCredit: Philip Köttl and Eileen Hügle, both Munich.

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Dr Axel Goetz
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