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€227 Million 09/30/2022 Vertically Focused Software Applications Complete
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Transaction Details

  • On September 03, 2022, 3U HOLDING AG announced that it has successfully sold its shares in weclapp to Exact, a portfolio company of KKR and Silver Lake, in a transaction valued at €227 million (equity value)
  • With this acquisition, Exact will move into DACH – Germany, Austria and Switzerland – and lead the transition of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to cloud software in these markets
  • Ertan Özdil, Founder and CEO of weclapp, remains CEO and shareholder of weclapp and will lead the business going forward

About the company


Founded in 2008, weclapp is a leading cloud-based provider of ERP and CRM software designed for SMBs in the DACH region, serving over 7,000 clients. weclapp uses best-in-class cloud native technology to provide a fully integrated system for clients encompassing CRM, project management, accounting, manufacturing, inventory management, among other areas


Founded in 1984, Exact develops and provides cloud business software for SMBs and accountancy firms. Its software suite digitizes business processes like financial management, CRM, HR, and payroll, and integrates them with primary processes in accountancy, professional services, wholesale, manufacturing, and construction

Source: Company Information, Press Release, LinkedIn; Note: Equity value
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