Contidata

We Close Deals – Carlsquare advises Contidata on sale to Ardian portfolio company GANTNER

GANTNER Electronic Austria Holding GmbH (“Gantner”), a high-tech company specialising in electronic access, ticketing and accounting systems and intelligent cabinet locking systems, acquired Contidata Datensysteme GmbH (“Contidata”), the German market leader for cashless payment systems in company canteens, from the company founders Werner and Burghard Genter. The transaction was executed with the support of Ardian, a leading independent investment company, which has been the majority shareholder of Gantner since February 2016.

Founded in 1982 and based in Nüziders, Austria, Gantner is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of systems-based RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) and NFC (Near Field Communication) technology for automated and contactless identification. Gantner systems include integrated solutions for member or visitor administration, for cashless payment as well as for the areas of access (doors, lockers) and time tracking for operational organisation and security. With the acquisition of Syx Automations in June 2017, Gantner added ticketing and management software for leisure facilities to its product portfolio.

The customers of the fitness division are fitness clubs and medical fitness facilities. The attraction segment includes spas and thermal baths, museums and other cultural facilities, ski depots, golf courses and leisure and amusement parks. In the corporate sector Gantner offers intelligent employee lockers for flexible working as well as access control solutions for industrial companies, health care facilities and the public sector. This business area will be expanded in the current transaction to include Contidata’s cashless payment systems for company catering. In the education sector, the company also offers solutions for universities, libraries, and schools.

With more than 1,000 installations in German-speaking countries, Contidata is a pioneer, market leader and visionary for innovative and cashless payment systems in the field of mass catering. For more than 30 years, Contidata has specialised in the development, production and distribution of future-oriented, high-performance and secure ePayment solutions based on all common chip card technologies as well as time recording and access control systems. The company has its headquarters in Dortmund and branch offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich. Among the company’s customers are a large number of DAX-listed companies who have been relying on Contidata’s system solutions in the catering industry for years.

Elmar Hartmann, Managing Director of Gantner, said: “The acquisition of Contidata fits perfectly into our strategy to further expand our platform for contact-free access, ticketing, leisure management software and accounting systems. We expect the COVID-19 pandemic to act as a catalyst for various megatrends, such as flexible workplace solutions and contactless interaction in access and payment processes. Our company is ideally positioned for this. We intend to expand our offering both organically, through the development of new customers and industries, and through other strategic transactions that will allow us to expand our offering into adjacent application areas or increase our geographic coverage”.

Burghard Genter, Managing Director of Contidata, said: “We are delighted to have gained a partner and shareholder in Gantner who fully understands our business model and our market and who will join us in driving forward the internationalisation of our business. Gantner’s worldwide network will contribute significantly to this. Contidata has established itself in Germany as the market leader for cashless payment systems in company catering with numerous blue-chip customers. On this basis we are confident that with Gantner and our technology we can also achieve a leading position in Europe”.

Carlsquare acted as exclusive financial advisor to Contidata.

  • Contidata Datensysteme GmbH:

  • GANTNER Electronic Austria Holding GmbH:

Contacts

Picture of Mark Miller
Mark Miller

Managing Partner

Telephone: +49 40 300 836-11

Linkedin

@

Picture of Thorsten Grandt
Thorsten Grandt

Vice President

Telephone: +49 30 809 33 47-20

Linkedin

@

Picture of Eduard Dorzweiler
Eduard Dorzweiler

Analyst

Telephone: +49 30 809 33 47 26

Linkedin

@

Team

Picture of Michael Moritz
Michael Moritz

Managing Partner

Telephone: +49 30 809 33 47-13

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Mark Miller
Mark Miller

Managing Partner

Telephone: +49 40 300 836-11

LinkedInXING

@

Picture of Caspar Graf Stauffenberg
Caspar Graf Stauffenberg

Managing Partner

Telephone: +49 89 255 49 53-11

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Daniel Garlipp
Daniel Garlipp

Managing Partner

Telephone: +49 40 300 836-19

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Daniel Dies
Daniel Dies

Partner

Telephone: +49 40 300 836-16

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Manfred Drax
Manfred Drax

Partner

Telephone: +49 89 255 49 53-15

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Nico Schmidt-Weidemann
Nico Schmidt-Weidemann

Partner

Telephone: +49 89 255 49 53-17

@

Picture of Anders Elgemyr
Anders Elgemyr

Managing Partner

Telephone: +46 70 496 18 15

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Erik Lundberg
Erik Lundberg

Director

Telephone: +46 73 850 35 59

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Arnold Holle
Arnold Holle

Managing Partner

Telephone: +44 20 80176020

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Anders Bo
Anders Bo

Managing Partner

Telephone: +45 4199 8252

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Flemming C. Pedersen
Flemming C. Pedersen

Managing Partner

Telephone: +45 4199 8251

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Morten Kjærulff
Morten Kjærulff

Partner

Telephone: +45 2634 9031

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Kurfürstendamm 188
Kurfürstendamm 188

10707 Berlin

Telephone: +49 30 809 334 70

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Michael Moritz
Michael Moritz

Managing Partner

Telephone: +49 30 809 33 47-13

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Eva Macha
Eva Macha

Office Management

Telephone: +49 30 809 33 47-10

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Jessica Algner
Jessica Algner

Office Management

Telephone: +49 30 809 33 47-12

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Nils Zettelmeyer
Nils Zettelmeyer

Director

Telephone: +49 30 809 33 47-25

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Thorsten Grandt
Thorsten Grandt

Vice President

Telephone: +49 30 809 33 47-20

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Toldbodgade 57
Toldbodgade 57

1253 Copenhagen K

Telephone: +45 3945 0010

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Anders Bo
Anders Bo

Managing Partner

Telephone: +45 4199 8252

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Flemming C. Pedersen
Flemming C. Pedersen

Managing Partner

Telephone: +45 4199 8251

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Morten Kjærulff
Morten Kjærulff

Partner

Telephone: +45 2634 9031

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Esplanade 41
Esplanade 41

20354 Hamburg

Telephone: +49 40 300 83 60

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Mark Miller
Mark Miller

Managing Partner

Telephone: +49 40 300 836-11

LinkedInXING

@

Picture of Daniel Garlipp
Daniel Garlipp

Managing Partner

Telephone: +49 40 300 836-19

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Daniel Dies
Daniel Dies

Partner

Telephone: +49 40 300 836-16

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Anna-Lena Kickbusch
Anna-Lena Kickbusch

Office Management & Accounting

Telephone: +49 40 300 836 10

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Elaine Kelly
Elaine Kelly

PR, Marketing & Business Development Manager

Telephone: +49 40 300 836 18

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Mischa Krause
Mischa Krause

Director

Telephone: +49 40 300 836-24

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Philip Goldhahn
Philip Goldhahn

Vice President

Telephone: +49 40 300 836-21

LinkedIn

@

Picture of 14 Buckingham Street
14 Buckingham Street

London WC2N 6DF

Telephone: +44 20 8017 6020

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Arnold Holle
Arnold Holle

Managing Partner

Telephone: +44 20 80176020

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Jon Tingling
Jon Tingling

Associate

Telephone: +44 77 1347-8286

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Von-der-Tann-Straße 7
Von-der-Tann-Straße 7

80539 München

Telephone: +49 89 255 495 30

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Caspar Graf Stauffenberg
Caspar Graf Stauffenberg

Managing Partner

Telephone: +49 89 255 49 53-11

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Manfred Drax
Manfred Drax

Partner

Telephone: +49 89 255 49 53-15

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Nico Schmidt-Weidemann
Nico Schmidt-Weidemann

Partner

Telephone: +49 89 255 49 53-17

@

Picture of Anika Schaefer
Anika Schaefer

Office Management & HR

Telephone: +49 89 255 495 310

@

Picture of Sebastian Fischer
Sebastian Fischer

Director

Telephone: +49 89 255 49 53-12

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Birger Jarlsgatan 13
Birger Jarlsgatan 13

111 45 Stockholm

Telephone: +46 8 684 439 00

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Anders Elgemyr
Anders Elgemyr

Managing Partner

Telephone: +46 70 496 18 15

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Erik Lundberg
Erik Lundberg

Director

Telephone: +46 73 850 35 59

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Caroline Berglund
Caroline Berglund

Strategic Business Manager

Telephone: +46 73 382 10 82

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Johan Heigard
Johan Heigard

Vice President

Telephone: +46 70 246 99 88

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Erik Foberg
Erik Foberg

Director ECM

Telephone: +46 70 434 85 03

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Markus Augustsson
Markus Augustsson

Head of Equity Research

Telephone: +46 76 235 03 20

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Bertil Nilsson
Bertil Nilsson

Senior Equity Analyst

Telephone: +46 70 434 90 03

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Richard Ramanius
Richard Ramanius

Associate Equity Analyst

Telephone: +46 73 539 66 99

LinkedIn

@

Picture of Lars Johansen
Lars Johansen

IT&Telecom Expert

@

Picture of Ulf Boberg
Ulf Boberg

Senior Advisor Life Science

Telephone: +46 73 312 44 90

LinkedIn

@