TAZ JOINS CERTANIA FOR ACCELERATED GROWTH

The leading expert in industrial testing and optical emission testing joins the group.

Munich/Aichach, May 22, 2024. TAZ GmbH, a leading industrial testing provider specializing in materials testing, proudly announces its partnership with CERTANIA, a dynamic group specializing in Testing, Inspection, and Certification services. This strategic move marks a significant milestone for TAZ GmbH, enhancing its capabilities and accelerating growth activities and strengthen the offering in this segment for CERTANIA.

Established in 1995 and headquartered in Aichach, Germany, TAZ GmbH has emerged as a trusted expert in materials testing, offering a wide range of services including mechanical, chemical, and structural testing. With accreditation in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, TAZ GmbH holds a prominent position in the industry. Furthermore, TAZ is the world’s first accredited calibration laboratory for spark spectrometers according to DIN EN ISO 17025, with plans to expand accreditation to include reference material production according to DIN EN ISO 17034.

Under the leadership of CEO Sebastian Mirthes and company founder and authorized representative Thomas Asam, TAZ GmbH will maintain its independence while at the same time the same time draw on the resources and support of the Certania Group. Says Thomas Asam about the strategic move: „With the joint expertise and the collaboration with other CERTANIA partner companies, we will be able to support more customers in our fast-growing market segment. Being part of CERTANIA enables us to further invest in our service portfolio and infrastructure, providing innovative knowledge management tools. “

The acquisition of TAZ GmbH complements CERTANIA’s material testing cluster, enhancing its expertise in metallography, detailed fracture assessments, and damage case analyses. With a diversified client base including prominent companies in the automotive, aviation, traffic engineering and medical industry brings valuable experience and a strong reputation for service excellence to the CERTANIA group.

Moritz Gruber, CEO and managing shareholder of CERTANIA, welcomes TAZ and extends the invitation to join this unique group to other entrepreneurs and owners of companies in the field of scientific, laboratory, and compliance services: “We provide an opportunity to put their company into a future-proof structure. It is our fundamental aim to build a group for the long run, where strong partner companies flourish, while retaining their identity. With the addition of TAZ, our combined expertise in the materials and structures segment is a force in the marketplace.”

CERTANIA’s ecosystem provides a platform for mid-sized, knowledge-based companies to thrive under one umbrella, maintaining entrepreneurial freedom while benefiting from group resources and support.

About TAZ:

TAZ GmbH, headquartered in Aichach, Germany, is a leading provider of industrial testing services since 1995. Specializing in materials testing for industries such as automotive, aviation, traffic engineering, and medical, TAZ offers accredited mechanical, chemical, and structural analyses. Accredited as the world’s first calibration laboratory for spark spectrometers, TAZ prioritizes excellence and sustainability in its services. With a diverse client base across various industries, TAZ remains committed to driving scientific innovation and ensuring the safety and reliability of materials and products. For more information, visit tazgmbh.de

About CERTANIA:

Under the umbrella of CERTANIA Holding GmbH, a new global market player is created in the field of Testing, Inspection & Certification as well as scientific, laboratory and compliance services. This group offers medium-sized partners a sustainable home for their life’s work. CERTANIA enables entrepreneurs and owners to further develop their companies with like-minded people, while continuing to preserve their entrepreneurial roots, corporate culture, brand, and values. For more information, visit certania.com

SPINESERV JOINS CERTANIA GROUP

The expert in mechanical testing and engineering services for medical devices joins the group.

Munich/Ulm, May 8, 2024 – SpineServ GmbH & Co KG has partnered with CERTANIA, a growing group specializing in testing, inspection, and certification services. This strategic move allows SpineServ, a leading provider for mechanical testing and engineering services for medical devices, to accelerate their growth activities.

Established in 2007 and headquartered in Ulm, Germany, SpineServ has emerged as an expert and trusted partner in various industries for spinal implants, endoprostheses, trauma implants, dental implants, and other medical devices such as connectors, syringes, injection devices and catheters. The company’s core competencies lie in offering accredited and self-developed mechanical testing and engineering services, ensuring quality, safety, reliability, and innovation to its clientele. 

SpineServ achieved its first accreditation as a testing laboratory in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 in 2008. Continuous renewal and extension of the scope of DAkkS accredited testing procedures for an increasing variety of medical devices solidified its commitment to excellence and compliance with international standards.
Joining CERTANIA marks a significant milestone for SpineServ, opening doors to future services and enhancing the company’s ability to ensure safety, quality, and regulatory compliance and conformity services for its clientele worldwide.
Under the leadership of CEO Dr. Annette Kienle, the SpineServ management team retains independence while accessing the resources of the larger group, facilitating continued growth and service expansion. “With the joint expertise from the entire CERTANIA partner community, we will become an even stronger partner for existing customers and fuel our growth plans to satisfy the growing requirements for implant safety and, thus, patient satisfaction.”
SpineServ Co-Founder Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Wilke expresses, “We are delighted that SpineServ is taking the next step into a promising future by partnering with CERTANIA to offer even more services of the highest quality in the field of medical device testing.”
SpineServ’s offering of accredited medical device testing services perfectly fits into CERTANIA’s segment. Moritz Gruber, CEO and managing shareholder of CERTANIA, welcomes SpineServ and extends the invitation to join this unique group to other entrepreneurs and owners of companies in the field of scientific, laboratory, and compliance services: “We provide an opportunity to put their company into a future-proof structure. It is our fundamental aim to build a group for the long run, where strong partner companies flourish, while retaining their identity. With the addition of SpineServ, we are strengthening our services in the life science segment.”
CERTANIA’s ecosystem provides a platform for mid-sized, knowledge-based companies to thrive under one umbrella, maintaining entrepreneurial freedom while benefiting from group resources and support.

About SpineServ:

SpineServ GmbH & Co. KG, established in 2007 and headquartered in Ulm, Germany, is a leading provider of mechanical testing and engineering services for medical devices. Specializing in endoprosthesis, spine, trauma, dental, and medical device testing. SpineServ has over 16 years of experience in ensuring quality, safety, and innovation for its clientele. Accredited by DAkkS in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 since 2008, SpineServ is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards in the industry.
For more information, visit spineserv.de

About CERTANIA:

Under the umbrella of CERTANIA Holding GmbH, a new global market player is created in the field of Testing, Inspection & Certification as well as scientific, laboratory and compliance services. This group offers medium-sized partners a sustainable home for their life’s work. CERTANIA enables entrepreneurs and owners to further develop their companies with like-minded people, while continuing to preserve their entrepreneurial roots, corporate culture, brand, and values. For more information, visit certania.com

MPR joins CERTANIA: Paving the way for enhanced certification services

The market-leading certification expert for accessing Asian markets joins the group.

Munich/Frankfurt, April 29, 2024. MPR China Certification GmbH, a distinguished service provider and market leader of certification, conformity inspections and product tests required for accessing Asian markets, has announced its strategic partnership with CERTANIA, a rapidly growing group specializing in Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC) services. This collaboration marks a significant milestone for MPR, allowing the company to accelerate growth activities.

Established in 2005, MPR has garnered acclaim for its expertise in providing certification services, conformity assessment, inspections, and product testing services essential for accessing markets in China, India, Korea, and Japan.

With a strong foothold in the automotive industry and a diverse clientele spanning electronics, machinery, steel, food, and other sectors, MPR has become a trusted partner for companies seeking regulatory compliance and conformity services. This includes e.g. CCC certification for accessing the Chinese market, BIS certification for India and KC certification for Korea. MPR covers the US market with its subsidiary China Certification Corporation in Chicago.
Joining forces with CERTANIA enables MPR to accelerate its growth activities and expand its service offerings. MPR’s management team will retain independence while gaining access to the resources and support of the larger CERTANIA group.
Julian Busch, Managing Director of MPR, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “With the joint expertise and collaboration with other CERTANIA partner companies, we will be able to support more customers in this fast-growing market segment. Being part of CERTANIA enables us to further invest in broadening our service portfolio to our clients.
Karsten Xander, CEO and Founder of CERTANIA, welcomes MPR and extends the invitation to join this unique group to other entrepreneurs and owners of companies in the field of scientific, laboratory, and compliance services: “We provide an opportunity to put their company into a future-proof structure. It is our fundamental aim to build a group for the long run, where strong partner companies flourish, while retaining their identity. With the addition of MPR, we can now strengthen our service portfolio in specialized complex certification services”.
CERTANIA’s ecosystem provides a platform for mid-sized, knowledge-based companies to thrive under one umbrella, maintaining entrepreneurial freedom while benefiting from group resources and support.

About MPR:

MPR China Certification GmbH is a leading provider of certification, conformity assessment, inspections, and product testing services for accessing markets in China, India, Korea, and Japan. The company was founded in 2005 with a focus on automotive certification for China and has developed into the central provider for product certifications for Asia for automotive, electronics, consumer goods and food. With strategic locations and strong relationships with certification authorities, MPR offers comprehensive support tailored to client needs. Visit www.mpr-international.com/en for more information.

About CERTANIA:

Under the umbrella of CERTANIA Holding GmbH, a new global market player is created in the field of Testing, Inspection & Certification as well as scientific, laboratory and compliance services. This group offers medium-sized partners a sustainable home for their life’s work. CERTANIA enables entrepreneurs and owners to further develop their companies with like-minded people, while continuing to preserve their entrepreneurial roots, corporate culture, brand, and values. For more information, visit certania.com

GREENPEAK Partners closes inaugural Continuation Fund led by HarbourVest Partners

GREENPEAK Partners closes inaugural Continuation Fund led by HarbourVest Partners for two leading Germany-based companies in the specialty laboratories and Testing, Inspection, and Certification (‘TIC’) spaces.

MUNICH, 16th April, 2024 – GREENPEAK Partners, a leading lower mid-market focused buy and build specialist in the DACH region, is pleased to announce the successful close of GREENPEAK Continuation Fund I with total commit­ments of ca. EUR 350 million.

Continuation Fund I was formed to invest into ACADEMIA and CERTANIA – two strongly performing lab and TIC groups started and built up by funds managed by GREENPEAK Fund II GmbH & Co. KG (“GREENPEAK Fund II”) in 2021. Investors in Continuation Fund I will also provide additional capital to enable GREENPEAK to continue its successful growth strategies in both companies. The transaction follows GREENPEAK’s announcement of a growth capital investment in CERTANIA from Summit Partners in August 2023.

Renowned global investors support GREENPEAK’s Continuation Fund

The innovative transaction structure caters for customized exposures across one or both companies for different investors. HarbourVest Partners is acting as the Principal Lead Investor for Continuation Fund I across ACADEMIA and CERTANIA, while Kline Hill Partners is acting as the Co-Lead Investor in ACADEMIA, alongside a consortium of international syndicate investors.

As General Partner GREENPEAK is delighted to have secured backing from a top-tier group of investors, indicating the strong investor interest for high-quality companies backed by strong General Partners in the DACH region. Furthermore, Continuation Fund I constitutes an attractive liquidity offering for GREENPEAK Fund II LPs and Co-Investors, who had the option to crystallize stellar returns or continue to support the growth strategies of ACADEMIA and CERTANIA through participation in Continuation Fund I.

GREENPEAK portfolio companies with impressive organic growth and M&A track record

Under GREENPEAK’s ownership and the leadership of their respective manage­ment teams, ACADEMIA and CERTANIA have developed into leading diagnostic platforms for specialty laboratories and Testing, Inspection, and Certification (‘TIC’) services in Germany. ACADEMIA is a leading diagnostic platform focused on pathology, human genetics, hemostaseology, and prenatal diagnostics/IVF in Germany. CERTANIA is a leading provider of TIC services focused on addressing global challenges across health and sustainability, respectively. ACADEMIA and CERTANIA have built up their combined EBITDA to nearly €70 Mio., under GREENPEAK’s ownership, while completing a total of over 30 acquisitions.

Continuation Fund I will enable both companies to continue their successful investment strategy over the coming years. Management teams of both firms stay significantly invested and are committed to driving long-term success.

Daniel Beringer, Managing Partner at GREENPEAK, said: “GREENPEAK was successful in developing and supporting two outstanding companies in the testing and analytics business with ACADEMIA and CERTANIA. Together, GREENPEAK, the exceptional management teams of the groups and the joining companies, we have established the groundwork to build outstanding lab businesses, that are able to provide high quality services to their customers and be a long-term home for the entrepreneurs and employees that drive the groups. And we thank the leadership of ACADEMIA and CERTANIA for the successful work to date and look forward to continuing the journey over the coming years.”

Tim Flower, Managing Director at HarbourVest Partners, said: “We are delighted to partner up with GREENPEAK on the creation of this innovative transaction structure, which highlights the capabilities of the HarbourVest platform. Identifying and supporting strong performing General Partners in local markets managing market leading companies with outperformance potential has been an integral part of our strategy. We look forward to combining HarbourVest’s long track record of completing and managing complex transactions with GREENPEAK’s expertise to unlock the significant growth prospects of ACADEMIA and CERTANIA.”

Elena Laleh, Managing Director at Kline Hill Partners, said: “We are excited to support GREENPEAK’s continued invest­ment in ACADEMIA through our dedicated GP-led strategy. ACADEMIA is a high-quality business with a large inorganic growth opportunity, and we are confident in GREENPEAK’s and management’s ability to continue to manage the business.

GREENPEAK was advised by PJT Park Hill (Financial Advisory), ISP Healthcare (Commercial DD), Roedl & Partner (Financial/Tax), and Stephenson Harwood, FMDH Rechtsanwälte, McDermott Will & Emery, and Orbit (Legal).

HarbourVest Partners was advised by Kirkland & Ellis on the transaction.

About GREENPEAK Partners

GREENPEAK Partners is a company builder private equity partnership with proven track record and comprehensive expertise in the foundation, development, and expansion of industry leaders. While executing its Buy & Build strategies, GREENPEAK aims to develop industry leaders by virtue of strong partnerships, ESG values, and aligned sustainable interests.

To date, the GREENPEAK Partners team has built over a dozen platforms, with annual revenues exceeding €1 billion. For more information, please see https://www.greenpeak-partners.com/de/ or Follow on Linkedin.

About HarbourVest Partners

HarbourVest is an independent, global private markets firm with over 40 years of experience and more than $125 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2023. Our interwoven platform provides clients access to global primary funds, secondary transactions, direct co-investments, real assets and infrastructure, and private credit. Our strengths extend across strategies, enabled by our team of more than 1,150 employees, including more than 230 investment professionals across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Across our private markets platform, our team has committed more than $59 billion to newly-formed funds, completed over $53 billion in secondary purchases, and invested over $39 billion in directly operating companies. We partner strategically and plan our offerings innovatively to provide our clients with access, insight, and global opportunities.

For further information please visit www.harbourvest.com.

About Kline Hill Partners

Founded in 2015, Kline Hill Partners is an investment firm focused on the private equity secondary market, with industry-leading capabilities in the small-deal space. With over $4 billion in assets under management, Kline Hill’s funds are backed by a blue-chip investor base that includes endowments, foundations, family offices, and other institutional investors. Together, Kline Hill’s Core and Solutions strategies make up a platform designed to serve the entirety of the small-deal secondary market, with capabilities spanning LP fund transfers, GP-led transactions, and secondary direct transactions.

For further information please visit https://klinehill.com/.

About ACADEMIA

ACADEMIA is a unique and sizeable diagnostic platform for specialty laboratory in Germany offering end-to-end diagnostic solutions supported by a successful inorganic strategy to consolidate growth. ACADEMIA is the first integrated special laboratory group focusing on pathology, human genetics, hemostaseology, and prenatal diagnostics/IVF in Germany.

For further information please visit https://www.academia-gruppe.de/.

About CERTANIA

Under the umbrella of CERTANIA Holding GmbH, a new global market player is created in the field of Testing, Inspection & Certification as well as scientific, laboratory and compliance services. This group offers medium-sized partners a sustainable home for their life’s work. CERTANIA enables entrepreneurs and owners to further develop their companies with like-minded people, while continuing to preserve their entrepreneurial roots, corporate culture, brand and values.

For further information please visit https://certania.com/de/.

Relibell joins CERTANIA

The expert in certification of renewable energy plants joins CERTANIA group.

Munich/Erfurt, April 9, 2024. Relibell has partnered with CERTANIA, a growing group specializing in Testing, Inspection, and Certification services. This strategic move allows Relibell, a leading provider for compliance certification of plants for renewable energy such as wind, photovoltaic (PV), biogas and hydropower, to accelerate growth.

Established in 2020 and headquartered in Erfurt, Germany, Relibell has emerged as an expert and trusted partner serving operators, builders, planners, and suppliers of renewable energy plants with compliance certification before being connected to the grid. Relibell currently issues plant certification type A, B, & C, as well as EZA declarations of conformity.

Joining CERTANIA marks a significant milestone for Relibell, opening doors to broaden its compliance services to renewable power plants. This partnership enhances the company’s ability to provide safety, quality, and regulatory compliance services for renewable energy plants.
Under the leadership of Managing Director Tobias Walter, the Relibell management team retains independence while accessing the resources of the larger group, facilitating continued growth and service expansion. Says Tobias Walter about the strategic move: „With the joint expertise and the collaboration with other CERTANIA partner companies, we will be able to support more customers in this fast-growing market segment. Being part of CERTANIA enables us to further invest in our service portfolio and infrastructure, providing innovative knowledge management tools. “
Relibell’s offering of certification services for the electrical power sector including photovoltaics, wind, biogas and hydro perfectly fits into CERTANIA’s certification and verification segment.
Moritz Gruber, CEO and managing shareholder of CERTANIA, welcomes Relibell and extends the invitation to join this unique group to other entrepreneurs and owners of companies in the field of scientific, laboratory, and compliance services: “We provide an opportunity to put their company into a future-proof structure. It is our fundamental aim to build a group for the long run, where strong partner companies flourish, while retaining their identity. With the addition of Relibell, we can now serve the renewable energy market, supporting Germany’s ambitious sustainable energy goal of 80% by 2030”.
CERTANIA’s ecosystem provides a platform for mid-sized, knowledge-based companies to thrive under one umbrella, maintaining entrepreneurial freedom while benefiting from group resources and support.

About Relibell:

Relibell Zertifizierungsgesellschaft mbH, established in 2020 and based in Erfurt, Germany, is a leading service provider specialized in certifying renewable energy plants such as wind, photovoltaic (PV), biogas, and hydropower. We issue compliance certificates for operators, builders, planners, and suppliers. Our core competencies include issuing plant certification types A, B, and C, and EZA declarations of conformity. Accredited by DAkkS according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065, we’re committed to environmental responsibility. For more information, visit relibell.de

About CERTANIA:

Under the umbrella of CERTANIA Holding GmbH, a new global market player is created in the field of Testing, Inspection & Certification as well as scientific, laboratory and compliance services. This group offers medium-sized partners a sustainable home for their life’s work. CERTANIA enables entrepreneurs and owners to further develop their companies with like-minded people, while continuing to preserve their entrepreneurial roots, corporate culture, brand, and values. For more information, visit certania.com

SPC JOINS CERTANIA to enable growth and innovation in material testing.

Specialized provider for material testing and damage analysis makes the strategic move joining the CERTANIA partner community.

Munich/Westhausen, March 6, 2024. SPC has partnered with CERTANIA, a growing group specializing in Testing, Inspection, and Certification services. This strategic move allows SPC, a leading provider for material testing and damage analysis, to leverage CERTANIA’s innovative network and expertise. Both entities share a commitment to scientific excellence, exceptional customer service and fostering sustainable and inclusive practices.

Established in 2008 and headquartered in Westhausen, Germany, SPC is an accredited service partner known for its expertise in destructive (DT) and non-destructive testing (NDT), damage analysis, advanced metallography, and precision mechanical engineering. With a focus on service excellence, SPC actively collaborates with professional associations and holds accreditations for destructive testing methods, with plans for non-destructive testing accreditation.

Joining CERTANIA marks a significant milestone for SPC, opening doors to broaden its analytical and consulting services. This partnership enhances the company’s ability to ensure safety, quality, and regulatory compliance across various industries, including found foundry technology, machinery and vehicle construction, shipbuilding, agricultural technology, reactor construction, and steel construction.

Under the leadership of CEO Alexander Maier, SPC’s management team retains independence while accessing the resources of the larger group, facilitating continued growth and service expansion. Says Alexander Maier, CEO SPC, about the strategic move: „With the joint expertise and the collaboration with other CERTANIA partner companies in the field of material testing, we will become an even more credible solution provider for our clients. Being part of CERTANIA enables us to further invest into our service portfolio and infrastructure, providing innovative knowledge management tools to understand the changing regulatory landscape, and highly accurate analytical methods to ascertain compliance to applicable regulations “.

Moritz Gruber, CEO and managing shareholder of CERTANIA, welcomes SPC and extends the invitation to join this unique group to other entrepreneurs and owners of companies in the field of scientific, laboratory, and compliance services: “We provide an opportunity to put their company into a future-proof structure. It is our fundamental aim to build a group for the long run, where strong partner companies flourish, while retaining their identity. With the addition of SPC, our group can become a force in the materials testing segment”.

CERTANIA’s ecosystem provides a platform for mid-sized, knowledge-based companies to thrive under one umbrella, maintaining entrepreneurial freedom while benefiting from group resources and support.

About SPC Werkstofflabor GmbH:

SPC has been a leading service provider specializing in material testing and damage analysis since 2008. The core strengths include destructive (DT) and non-destructive testing (NDT), advanced metallography, and precision mechanical engineering, all supported by a state-of-the-art in-house laboratory in Westhausen. Committed to service excellence, SPC collaborates with professional associations to stay current with industry advancements. SPC is accredited for destructive testing methods and works towards accreditation for non-destructive methods. The focus on long-term client relationships, with an average tenure of 5 to 15 years, ensures unparalleled support and expertise. For more information, visit www.spc-lab.de.

About CERTANIA:

Under the umbrella of CERTANIA Holding GmbH, a new global market player is created in the field of Testing, Inspection & Certification as well as scientific, laboratory and compliance services. This group offers medium-sized partners a sustainable home for their life’s work. CERTANIA enables entrepreneurs and owners to further develop their companies with like-minded people, while continuing to preserve their entrepreneurial roots, corporate culture, brand, and values. For more information, visit certania.com

About GREENPEAK PARTNERS:

GREENPEAK Partners is a company builder with proven track record and comprehensive expertise in the foundation, development, and expansion of industry leaders. While executing its Buy & Build strategies, GREENPEAK aims to develop industry leaders by virtue of strong partnerships, ESG values, and aligned sustainable interests. To date, the GREENPEAK Partners team has built over 10 platforms, with annual revenues exceeding €1 billion.

TRISKELION joins CERTANIA

High-performance laboratory in food safety compliance and early-clinical biopharmaceuticals makes the next strategic move.

Munich/Utrecht, February 28, 2024 – Triskelion has joined CERTANIA, a growing group specializing in Testing, Inspection, and Certification services. Renowned for its expertise in accredited laboratory services focused on food safety compliance, Triskelion leverages CERTANIA’s innovative network and expertise. Both entities share a commitment to scientific excellence, exceptional customer service and fostering sustainable and inclusive practices.

As an established and independent analytical laboratory with accreditation on a global scale, TRISKELION plays a leading role in fostering compliance and transparency within the supply chains of the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, and feed industries. Operating from its modern, state-of-the-art laboratory headquarters in Utrecht, Triskelion’s nearly 80 highly experienced team members contribute daily to a reputation for superior reliability, quality, and rapid turnaround, serving over 200 customers, including numerous blue-chip organizations.

Joining CERTANIA marks a pivotal moment for Triskelion, propelling the company into its next stage of development. This strategic move will empower Triskelion to expand its portfolio of analytical and consulting services, emphasizing safety, quality, and regulatory compliance. This collaboration enables Triskelion to enhance its leading position by investing in state-of-the-art compliance services and extending its global reach, providing clients with a more comprehensive suite of solutions tailored to the evolving needs of the life-science industries.

Charles Laarhuis, CEO of Triskelion, emphasizes the strategic significance of this move: “With our combined expertise and collaboration with other CERTANIA partner companies, we are poised to become an even more credible solution provider for our clients. Being part of CERTANIA enables us to invest further in our service portfolio and infrastructure, providing innovative knowledge management tools to navigate the changing regulatory landscape and highly accurate analytical methods to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.”

Karsten Xander, Founder and CEO of CERTANIA, welcomes Triskelion and extends the invitation to join this unique group to other entrepreneurs and owners of companies in the scientific, laboratory, and compliance services field: “We provide an opportunity to put their company into a future-proof structure. It is our fundamental aim to build a group for the long run, where strong partner companies flourish, while retaining their identity.”

CERTANIA’s ecosystem provides a platform for mid-sized, knowledge-based companies to thrive under one umbrella, maintaining entrepreneurial freedom while benefiting from group resources and support.

About TRISKELION:

Triskelion, a Contract Research Organization based in The Netherlands, specializes in pharmaceutical, food, feed, and (agro)chemical testing and consultancy. With over 40 years of expertise in advanced analytical services like nutrient analysis, contaminant analysis, biopharma analysis, and emergency response services, the company is market-leader in combining state-of-the-art analytical capability with regulatory consultancy services. Triskelion is committed to innovation and quality, offering tailored solutions for complex and evolving challenges related to safety & quality regulations. For more information, visit triskelion.nl

About CERTANIA:

Under the umbrella of CERTANIA Holding GmbH, a new global market player is created in the field of Testing, Inspection & Certification as well as scientific, laboratory and compliance services. This group offers medium-sized partners a sustainable home for their life’s work. CERTANIA enables entrepreneurs and owners to further develop their companies with like-minded people, while continuing to preserve their entrepreneurial roots, corporate culture, brand, and values. For more information, visit certania.com

About GREENPEAK PARTNERS:

GREENPEAK Partners is a company builder with proven track record and comprehensive expertise in the foundation, development, and expansion of industry leaders. While executing its Buy & Build strategies, GREENPEAK aims to develop industry leaders by virtue of strong partnerships, ESG values, and aligned sustainable interests. To date, the GREENPEAK Partners team has built over 10 platforms, with annual revenues exceeding €1 billion.

aycan Joins the PARATUS Group

Strategic Step for a Successful Future: aycan Joins the PARATUS Group and Strengthens Collaboration with IMAGE Information Systems.

Munich, December 19, 2023 – GREENPEAK Partners announced today that through their holding group PARATUS, a leading provider of specialized healthcare software and IT service solutions, they have acquired aycan, a leading medical imaging IT solutions provider dedicated to improving workflow efficiency, driving down costs, and consistently delighting customers with exceptional service. As part of the acquisition, aycan will join forces with IMAGE Information Systems, a strategic reseller and technology partner of aycan since 2021 and a prominent member of the PARATUS group.

The decision to acquire aycan was influenced by aycan’s well-established market position and strong track record, particularly its influence in the Apple and Linux PACS space. “aycan’s Mac and Linux-based portfolio is a perfect complement to IMAGE’s Windows-based portfolio,” said Friedrich von Kleist, Managing Director of PARATUS. “Adding them to our group and aligning them with IMAGE further enables both companies to offer customers solutions for a complete workflow while strengthening the whole PARATUS group.” In line with PARATUS’ business strategy, aycan and IMAGE will retain their individual operations and brand identities, emphasizing their commitment to collaboration without losing their renowned market presence.

“The integration with PARATUS marks a new era for aycan, yet we remain dedicated to our core values and brand that aycan customers have come to rely on,” said Dr. Matthias Brönner, Managing Director of aycan’s German operations. “Solidifying our partnership with IMAGE under PARATUS greatly facilitates our exchange of insights and expertise, allowing us to further expand and grow our businesses,” said Frank Burkhardt, Managing Director of aycan’s U.S. operations. Dr. Arpad Bischof, Managing Director of IMAGE Information Systems Europe, added, “We look forward to working more closely with aycan, a company known for its highly capable imaging solutions. This growing partnership reinforces our collective commitment to providing reliable and effective medical imaging solutions.”

As aycan and IMAGE embark on their collaborative venture under the support of PARATUS, the companies anticipate delivering even higher levels of capability and value to their global customers and reinforcing their leadership roles in advancing medical imaging technology. PARATUS demonstrates robust support for its group companies, encompassing financial investment, collaborative tendering, access to shared resources in areas such as finance, marketing/sales or quality management, assistance in entering new markets, and more.

Both aycan and IMAGE’s product lines will continue with no disruption in access or service to their customers.

Media Contact: For more information or to schedule an interview about aycan joining the PARATUS group and the partnership with IMAGE, please contact:

Mr. Friedrich von Kleist, Managing Director PARATUS: fkleist@paratus-gruppe.de

About PARATUS:

PARATUS is a leading international provider of specialized healthcare software and IT service solutions delivered by partnering with best-of-breed software companies and entrepreneurs who are niche market leaders. This complimentary group is collectively dedicated to transforming the global healthcare system to be data-driven through digitalization, providing doctors and medical professionals with customized state-of-the-art solutions that enable better patient health and outcomes. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, PARATUS pursues a long-term growth path, organically and by adding new companies to its group. Learn more at www.paratus-gruppe.de

About aycan:

aycan specializes in the development and implementation of medical imaging IT solutions, with a strong emphasis on Apple and Linux PACS systems designed to improve workflow efficiency and drive down costs, with a strong company focus on consistently delighting customers with exceptional service. aycan supports worldwide customers with European headquarters in Wuerzburg, Germany (aycan Digitalsysteme GmbH).and U.S. headquarters in Rochester, New York (aycan Medical Systems).
www.aycan.de and www.aycan.com

About IMAGE Information Systems:

IMAGE is a leading software and IT service provider of Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) solutions. The company is based in Rostock, Germany, with local offices in the USA and India. IMAGE was founded in 2003 with the aim of providing complete, easy-to-use, and innovative medical imaging solutions for radiology and healthcare professionals worldwide. By now, installation sites exceed 10,000 in over 100 countries. www.image-systems.biz

About GREENPEAK PARTNERS:

GREENPEAK Partners is a company builder with a proven track record and comprehensive expertise in the foundation, development, and expansion of industry leaders. While executing its Buy & Build strategies, GREENPEAK aims to develop industry leaders by virtue of strong partnerships, ESG values, and aligned sustainable interests. To date, the GREENPEAK Partners team has built over ten platforms, with annual revenues exceeding €1 billion. www.greenpeak-partners.com

PARATUS Secures Majority Ownership in DB Soft

PARATUS Acquires Majority Stake in DB Soft, Paving the Way for Healthcare Software Expansion
Munich, September 2023 – GREENPEAK Partners announced today that through their holding group PARATUS, they have acquired a majority stake in DB Soft SL, a leading provider of Laboratory Information and Management Systems (LIMS) servicing the major laboratories in Spain.

The investment by PARATUS is a strategic building block in establishing a global leading healthcare software and IT-service provider. The founders of DB Soft placed their trust in PARATUS through a significant reinvest.

Stefan Donat, CEO of PARATUS, commented, “We are excited that DB Soft is now a part of our PARATUS software group. After our fast-growing RIS/PACS cluster, DB Soft is the starting point for our second cluster LIMS.”

Friedrich von Kleist, Co-Founder of PARATUS, added” The founders of DB Soft equally share our ESG values and long-term vision. We look forward to working together with DB Soft’s management team to continue building a cutting-edge technology platform that will transform the healthcare sector, especially the medical care of patients.”

Alejandro Sicilia, Managing Director of DB Soft, commented: “As a founder and CEO of DB Soft, I am incredibly proud of what our team has achieved over the years. We started as a small start-up with a big vision, and today, we have grown into a recognized leader in the Spanish healthcare system. Our commitment to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction has been the driving force behind our success. This new partnership with PARATUS represents the next chapter in our company’s journey, and we are excited about the opportunities it will bring for both our team and our customers.”

Leopoldo Vitini, also Managing Director of DB Soft, said: “At DB Soft, we have built a strong reputation for Laboratory Information and Management Systems LIMS that sets us apart in the Spanish HealthCare IT market. Our team’s dedication and hard work have been instrumental in our growth and success. We are excited about the future and the possibilities it holds for our company. We believe that under PARATUS ownership, the business will continue to develop into a leading European player in the HealthCare IT market.”

ADVISORS

The founders of DB Soft have been advised by Norgestion (financial and legal) in the Transaction, while Pérez-Llorca and FMDH have acted as legal advisor to the PARATUS. wdp supported PARATUS as Tech Due Diligence advisor and WTS with its local Spanish partners FTI Consulting and Cuatrecasas in the Financial and Tax Due Diligence.

ABOUT PARATUS

PARATUS stands for the establishment and development of a leading decentralized group of companies in the field of software and IT services in the healthcare sector and is dedicated to enable better health through digitalization. The group was set up to become a leading provider of specialized niche healthcare software and IT-service solutions. PARATUS will form partnerships between companies and entrepreneurs to actively promote digitalization and transformation into a data-driven healthcare system and support the group with HR, digitalization, regulatory and data privacy solutions. PARATUS is pursuing a long-term growth path, both organically and by adding new partners to its group.

ABOUT DB SOFT

DB Soft is a leading software & IT-service provider of Laboratory Information and Management Systems (LIMS). DB SOFT provides LIMS solutions especially for clinical, pathological, genetic and microbiology laboratories. The company is based in Madrid, Spain. DB Soft was founded in 1995. By now, more than 130 laboratories in Spain are successfully managing their daily operations with the software of DB Soft.

ABOUT GREENPEAK PARTNERS

GREENPEAK Partners is a company builder with proven track record and comprehensive expertise in the foundation, development, and expansion of industry leaders. While executing its Buy & Build strategies, GREENPEAK aims to develop industry leaders by virtue of strong partnerships, ESG values, and aligned sustainable interests. To date, the GREENPEAK Partners team has built over 10 platforms, with annual revenues exceeding €1 billion.

For more information, please see www.greenpeak-partners.com or Follow on Linkedin.

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natureOffice becomes Part of the CERTANIA Group

natureOffice Joins Forces with CERTANIA Group: A Union for Environmental Sustainability

Munich, September 2023 – natureOffice, a well-established sustainability company focusing on carbon accounting, sustainability consulting and carbon offsetting, joins the CERTANIA Group, a fast-growing group in the field of Testing, Inspection and Certification advocating Health and Sustainability.

Since 2007 natureOffice has been at the forefront of the sustainability movement, empowering businesses to adopt eco-friendly practices, reduce their carbon footprints and participate in climate protection. The company offers a comprehensive service portfolio, including carbon accounting/ CO2 footprint calculations, CO2 reduction advisory, expert sustainability consulting, and impactful carbon off-setting services with a dedicated climate protection project “Project Togo”.

“natureOffice project Togo: One of three tree nurseries in Togo, where over 100,000 tree seedlings are grown every year”

Accessing the CERTANIA network presents natureOffice with strong go-to-market synergies, allowing natureOffice to combine their expertise, digital applications, and resources with other CERTANIA partners. natureOffice aims to scale its solutions to an even broader audience, leveraging the strategic network of CERTANIA partners. The partnership opens up new horizons for accelerated growth and amplifies the impact on the environment. CERTANIA Group’s diverse portfolio of environmentally and socially conscious partners aligns perfectly with natureOffice’s vision of creating a more sustainable society.

CERTANIA creates a growth ecosystem for mid-sized, knowledge-leading companies becoming partners under one group ownership umbrella. CERTANIA partner companies act with a large degree of entrepreneurial freedom, thereby enabling quick decisions and personal, trust-based customer relationships.

Andreas Weckwert, founder of natureOffice, about the strategic move: „We are delighted to join forces with the CERTANIA Group on this transformative journey towards a greener and more sustainable future. natureOffice has always been driven by a vision of generating awareness for climate protection and providing companies with opportunities for action. By partnering with CERTANIA, we can now amplify our efforts and make a more significant impact on environmental preservation and carbon reduction.“

Moritz Gruber, managing director of CERTANIA: “”natureOffice’s dedication to sustainability aligns seamlessly with our core values at CERTANIA. At both organizations we are committed to driving positive change and making a tangible difference in environmental preservation. We are excited to welcome natureOffice into our group.”

About natureOffice:

natureOffice is a trailblazing sustainability-focused company that empowers businesses to make eco-conscious choices based on scientific results. Through a wide range of digital services and products, natureOffice enables clients to reduce their carbon footprints and contribute to environmental and climate preservation.
For more information visit the website www.natureoffice.com

About CERTANIA:

Under the umbrella of CERTANIA Holding GmbH, a new global market player is created in the field of Testing, Inspection & Certification as well as scientific, laboratory and compliance services. This group offers medium-sized partners a sustainable home for their life’s work. CERTANIA enables entrepreneurs and owners to further develop their companies with like-minded people, while continuing to preserve their entrepreneurial roots, corporate culture, brand and values.
For more information visit the website www.certania.de

About GREENPEAK:

GREENPEAK Partners is a company builder with proven track record and comprehensive expertise in the foundation, development, and expansion of industry leaders. While executing its Buy & Build strategies, GREENPEAK aims to develop industry leaders by virtue of strong partnerships, ESG values, and aligned sustainable interests. To date, the GREENPEAK Partners team has built over 10 platforms, with annual revenues exceeding €1 billion.
For more information, please see www.greenpeak-partners.com or Follow on Linkedin.