Carlsquare advises award-winning system house Elanity on the sale to MCL
Carlsquare accompanied the full-service system house Elanity Network Partner GmbH during the sale to MCL IT GmbH, a portfolio company of One Equity Partners. This provides the currently more than 3,700 customers of the two companies with access to an even larger service portfolio and they now benefit from nine locations throughout Germany.
With 40 employees, Elanity, founded in 2000 by Andreas Waltje and Peter Schröder in Hanover, is now represented in Hanover, Hamburg and Uelzen. Elanity specialises in consulting, planning, implementation and the subsequent service and support or take over of operational responsibility for all sector-neutral Microsoft infrastructure products in the data centre and in the cloud.
With the integration of Elanity, MCL, founded in 1992 and headquartered in Böblingen, is expanding its portfolio of Microsoft infrastructure products for the data centre and the Office365 and Azure cloud, in addition to its existing solutions for hybrid data centres, the modern workspace, smart networks and security solutions. With revenues of EUR 112 million in 2019, MCL is now one of the most successful players in the IT industry. With 180 employees at 9 locations, the full-managed service provider supports its customers in using the latest information technology quickly, easily and, above all, profitably.
As a result of the merger with Elanity, the service portfolio now includes a 360-degree service depending on the customer’s requirements – from planning and design to delivery and installation to operational support as a managed service or assumption of operational responsibility.
“For us, the unconditional spotlight on employees and customers has always been the focus and we are pleased to continue to pursue this direction with MCL without restriction and even to accelerate it thanks to new possibilities. Daniel Garlipp and his team from Carlsquare have thus identified the best possible partner for us and we are particularly pleased that, in addition to the complementary product portfolio, we have found such a comparable, positive corporate culture in MCL,” comments Peter Schröder, CEO of Elanity.
“Thanks to the mutual reinforcement and the expansion of our regional footprint, we will be able to operate even closer to our customers in terms of content and region. Their requirements are currently changing very quickly, and we see an even greater need for IT flexibility and security. Together we will make even more possible for our customers in the areas of remote work, collaboration and hybrid and cloud transformation, as well as in the implementation of highly resilient security solutions,” says Stefan Voss, COO of MCL.
Carlsquare acted as exclusive sell-side advisor for Elanity Network Partner GmbH.