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Acquisition of GUS Group

Bregal supports future growth of enterprise software provider

Funds advised by Bregal Unternehmerkapital are the new majority owners of GUS Group. The management and Elvaston will retain a share in the company. Bregal and GUS are committed to jointly continue the group’s impressive growth trajectory in recent years.

Cologne-headquartered GUS is a leading provider of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Software) and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software for mid-market customers from process industries, especially pharmaceuticals and food. In addition to its software products, GUS also offers implementation projects and other software-related services. The company differentiates itself through strong industry expertise and modern, customizable software products. GUS operates in a market that has been growing steadily for years and supports its more than 1,200 customers in achieving sustainable and future-oriented growth.

Over the last three years, GUS has demonstrated strong organic growth and successfully completed eight add-on transactions to expand its product offering, geographic reach and customer base. The group generates an annual turnover of around 50 million euros and currently has over 380 employees.

For Bregal, the transaction marks the fifth equity investment in the enterprise software market after the acquisitions of proALPHA, SHD, iptor and PDV– an ideal basis for Bregal to support GUS’ growth both organically and through strategic acquisitions as part of a committed, long-term partnership with the company’s management team led by CEO Dirk Bingler.