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.

SocraGroup joins CERTANIA

Munich, Germany (September 2023) – Pharma CRO SocraGroup becomes part of fast growing CERTANIA group.

SocraGroup, a Full Service Contract Research Organisation (CRO) for clinical studies, consisting of SocraTec R&D and SocraMetrics, joins CERTANIA, a fast-growing group in the field of Testing, Inspection and Certification as well as scientific, laboratory and compliance services. The group of two closely cooperating CROs takes advantage of CERTANIA’s unique, entrepreneurial ownership model: The proven SocraGroup leadership team will retain managerial independence, while obtaining access to the resources of a larger group. This will enable SocraGroup to keep delivering its signature customer service, while allowing for growth and service broadening. SocraGroup and CERTANIA both stand for outstanding scientific quality and a strong commitment to latest ESG standards, striving to run sustainable and inclusive businesses.

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SocraGroup offers clinical trial services for pharmaceutical drug development. The services range along the entire value chain starting with strategic clinical consultancy, study design development, project management, early phase trials in two specialized clinical pharmacology units allowing studies with healthy subjects and patients, monitoring of mono- and multi-centric trials to data management, statistical analysis and provision of study results. Joining CERTANIA paves the way to the next development stage of the cutting-edge expert CRO. As first steps an own eCRF has been released and a highly professional pharmacovigilance team has been integrated to broaden the service portfolio. The proven SocraGroup management team will stay on board and continue to stand for excellence in delivery and customer service.

CERTANIA creates a growth ecosystem for mid-sized, knowledge-leading companies becoming partners under one group ownership umbrella. CERTANIA’s entrepreneurial model enables continued superior customer value delivery as it provides the suitable size to develop and offer solutions for all relevant aspects of complex research projects. CERTANIA partner companies act with a large degree of entrepreneurial freedom, thereby enabling quick decisions and personal, trust-based customer relationships.

Dr. Barbara Schug, founder of SocraGroup, about the strategic move: „With the joint expertise and the collaboration with other CERTANIA partner companies, we will become an even more credible solution provider for our clients. Being part of CERTANIA enables us to further invest into our infrastructure, like the recent integration of the pharmacovigilance group. Our clients will benefit from the continuous expansion of our CRO services“.

Karsten Xander, managing director of CERTANIA, welcomes SocraGroup 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”.

About SocraGroup:

SocraGroup, consisting of SocraTec R&D and SocraMetrics, has been dedicated to pharmaceutical science for drug development for 25 years. The services cover early phase human pharmacology trials including FIM and phase I/II in their own CPUs. Direct patient access in the intensive monitoring unit within a university hospital provides excellent opportunities for seamless early phase development including classical pharmacokinetics but also conventional bioavailability and bioequivalence trials. The service also covers later stages of clinical development of phase II to IV like feasibility analysis, site selection and patient recruitment to clinical monitoring and data management. The infrastructure is dedicated to national multi-centre trials. SocraGroup operates out of Oberursel and Erfurt and runs a network of partners enabling for international trials. The inclusion of pharmacovigilance service in combination with the strong strategic consulting competence and experience provides excellent conditions also for start-up companies. The management team consisting of Juliana Brudel, Barbara Schug and André Warnke together with a highly experienced team of specialists for all service fields is a guarantee for highest quality of clinical trials enjoying a high level of acceptance by international authorities worldwide.
For more information visit the website www.socrametrics.de or www.socratec-pharma.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 the website www.certania.de

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.

Dr. Barbara Schug, SocraGroup
+49 6171 5857 111
barbara.schug@socratec-pharma.de
www.socratec-pharma.de
www.socrametrics.de

Karsten Xander, CERTANIA
+49 151 2774 5545
kxander@certania.de
www.certania.de

GREENPEAK Partners Becomes a Signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)

[Munich, 31 August 2023] – GREENPEAK Partners, an entrepreneurially driven dynamic private equity firm, active in DACH’s small- and mid-cap markets, is proud to announce its commitment to responsible investment practices by becoming a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). This significant step reflects the firm’s dedication to incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations into its investment strategies and operations.
The UNPRI is a global initiative that encourages investors to adopt sustainable and ethical practices in their decision-making processes. By joining this initiative, GREENPEAK Partners is reaffirming its pledge to integrate ESG factors into its investment decisions, actively promote responsible business practices among its portfolio companies, and contribute to a more sustainable financial industry.
Daniel Beringer, Managing Partner at GREENPEAK Partners: “At GREENPEAK Partners, we believe that responsible investing is not only an ethical imperative, but also a sound business strategy. Becoming a signatory of the UNPRI further aligns us with our purpose “Building sustainable businesses and partnerships.” It reinforces our commitment to generating long-term value for our investors, while also considering the broader impact of our investments on society and the environment.”
Closing Fund
“This important milestone underscores our dedication to embedding ESG principles into every aspect of the investment process.”, states Valentina Stadler, ESG Officer at GREENPEAK Partners. “By integrating sustainability and responsible governance practices, we are better positioned to drive positive change and deliver sustainable returns for our investors.'”
By embracing the UNPRI principles, GREENPEAK Partners is taking a proactive role in shaping the future of responsible investing, demonstrating its dedication to creating value not only for its investors, but also for the global community.

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 within the German, Austrian, and Swiss markets. 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 10 platforms, with annual revenues exceeding EUR 1bn.

For more information on GREENPEAK Partners, please refer to www.greenpeak-partners.com and our ESG policy.

CERTANIA Announces Growth Capital Raise from Summit Partners

Munich, Germany (28 August 2023) – CERTANIA Holding GmbH (“CERTANIA” or “the Company”), a provider of Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC) services focused on addressing global challenges across health and sustainability, today announced a growth investment from Summit Partners.

The funding will be used to further support CERTANIA’s acquisition strategy and help position the Company as a leading TIC provider in Europe and beyond. Founding investor GREENPEAK Partners will maintain significant equity ownership in the Company. Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed.

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Founded in 2020 and based in Munich, Germany, CERTANIA united leading companies in its field to form a new independent market player with a global footprint serving customers across the whole chain of TIC services. From the beginning, the Company has focused serving two key market sectors: health and sustainability, putting human well-being and a functioning environment at the center of its mission. Under the CERTANIA umbrella, partner companies benefit from shared operational infrastructure and improved customer confidence that may otherwise prove elusive to smaller operators – all while maintaining their unique identity and entrepreneurial spark.

“This investment is a testament to our commitment to drive positive change in the TIC landscape,” said Karsten Xander and Moritz Gruber, co-CEOs at CERTANIA . “We believe that, by fostering collaboration among independent experts and focusing on sustainability and health consciousness, we can create visible value for our partners, clients and the wider community. Summit Partners’ engagement will help boost our global development. We look forward to benefiting from their deep experience in the TIC market and to maintaining the well-established and trustful relationship with GREENPEAK Partners as specialists for entrepreneurial company building.”

Today, CERTANIA includes sixteen partner companies and employs more than 1,000 professionals across the globe. The Company offers an extensive portfolio of services, including expertise in the areas of food, environmental and industrial testing, CRO services, ESG analytics and consulting, and a broad range of certification and quality-control services, all with the goal of helping clients ensure the safety and quality of their products and processes.

“CERTANIA has achieved impressive scale in just three years since the Company’s founding, and we believe the platform offers a unique opportunity for independent TIC providers who are looking to expand their reach and impact,” said Johannes Grefe, Managing Director at Summit Partners who will join the CERTANIA Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to partner with this visionary team and look forward to working together with co-CEOs Karsten and Moritz and Daniel Beringer at GREENPEAK to build upon CERTANIA’s impressive momentum and support continued organic and acquisition-driven growth.”

“We are excited and honored to have Summit Partners by our side,” added Daniel Beringer, Founding Partner at GREANPEAK Partners. “Together, we will continue to focus on making our planet more sustainable and healthier by expanding CERTANIA’s reach geographically and by growing its service offerings to its customers.”

The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in Q4 2023.

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.

About Summit Partners:

Founded in 1984, Summit Partners is a global alternative investment firm that is currently managing more than $37 billion in capital dedicated to growth equity, fixed income and public equity opportunities. Summit invests across growth sectors of the economy and has invested in more than 550 companies in technology, healthcare and other growth industries. Summit maintains offices in North America and Europe, and invests in companies around the world.
For more information visit the website www.summitpartners.com

SGI Holdings Ltd. sells its continental European business to CERTANIA

Munich, August 2023 – SGI Holdings Ltd., a TICC provider focused on environmental control, has successfully divested its European activities (SGI Compliance) to CERTANIA. .
SGI Holdings Ltd., a leading provider of testing, inspection, certification and compliance services (TICC) with a specific focus on environmental control, has successfully divested its continental European activities (SGI Compliance) to CERTANIA, a rapidly growing player in the TICC industry. HSL Compliance, a UK environmental risk and compliance leader, a subsidiary of SGI Holdings Ltd., remains separate from this transaction.
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Established in 1985, SGI Compliance has a rich history which has led the company to develop into a well-known market player with a large and loyal customer base in the Netherlands, Norway, Belgium and France. SGI Compliance specializes in services related to carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMR) hazardous chemicals, as well as water hygiene. In 2019, LDC, a leading private equity firm, invested
to back the management buyout of SGI Compliance from the global testing, inspection and certification group, Kiwa. This also included its activities in the UK, operating under the name HSL Compliance.

CERTANIA is a rapidly growing testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) provider with a mission to support its customers as an independent partner, promoting quality, sustainability and health transparency in companies and their ecosystems. CERTANIA operates across various segments, including life science, food & environment, ESG advice & analytics, certification & verification, sustainable materials and structures. CERTANIA is backed by GREENPEAK Partners.

CERTANIA will leverage its expertise in water hygiene services in order to strengthen this segment within SGI Compliance. Conversely, SGI Compliance’s hazardous materials experience will be integrated into CERTANIA’s core geographies, utilizing the existing infrastructure as a launch pad while maintaining the management team at SGI Compliance.

“CERTANIA is known for its pragmatic customer-centric approach and commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles. The mission and vision of SGI Compliance align seamlessly with CERTANIA’s approach. Under the umbrella of CERTANIA, SGI Compliance will continue to operate independently, leveraging the synergies and growth opportunities arising from our partnership”, says Sytze Voulon, CEO of SGI Compliance.

Moritz Gruber, managing director of CERTANIA: “We are delighted to welcome SGI Compliance to CERTANIA. While we operate as one cohesive company, our philosophy emphasizes local empowerment and values managers with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Our plan is to maintain SGI Compliance as an independent entity while fostering collaboration, providing management support, and actively contributing to the company’s development.”

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.

About SGI Compliance:

SGI Compliance is a European risk and compliance leader, specialising in water, hazardous materials, fire safety and associated Health Safety and Environmental services. It runs operations in Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium and France and serves customers such as energy providers, commercial real estate companies, maritime companies and industrials.

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 €1bn.

Press Release - CERTANIA Becomes New Shareholder for Labosport Group

Munich, August 2023 – CERTANIA has taken the position of the new majority shareholder for the Labosport Group, completing the transaction on the 27 July, 2023.

CERTANIA is a dynamic holding company that oversees an entrepreneurial group of specialized entities focusing on testing, certification, and consultancy services. These companies operate in various industrial sectors, but all share a focus on health and sustainability. Strong synergies between the Labosport Group and CERTANIA will create exciting prospects for fruitful collaborations. To learn more about CERTANIA and its operations, please visit their website here.

The Labosport Group brands, culture and contact persons will remain unchanged, and Labosport’s mission will remain focused on delivering testing, certification, and consultancy services for sport surfaces, sport infrastructure, and sport equipment.

CERTANIA, founded in 2020 in Munich, Germany, started its development with companies based in Germany. It has recently initiated its internationalization. Labosport’s truly global footprint is an important development for the Group. Karsten Xander, CERTANIA co-founder and CEO with long-standing experience in the testing and certification industry, is proud to welcome Labosport as a new partner. “Labosport is the global market leader in testing and certification of sports surfaces,” stated Karsten Xander. “With its unparalleled depth and breadth of expertise in this segment, combined with superior customer service, Labosport will continue delivering unique value to its clients.”

CERTANIA has appointed Prof. David James as the new Labosport Group CEO. David has been successfully serving as the Managing Director of Labosport UK for the past five years. Expressing his thoughts on the appointment, David stated, “It is a true honour to lead the Labosport Group. The work that Labosport delivers, and our commitment to quality, fills me with immense pride. My role of CEO will be pursued with unwavering energy and dedication, fuelled by my genuine passion for sport, science, and engineering.”

The new relationship with CERTANIA and the appointment of Prof. David James as CEO establishes a new chapter in the Labosport story that will advance its global presence in sport testing, certification, and consultancy services.

About CERTANIA:

Under the umbrella of CERTANIA Holding GmbH, a group of companies 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. CERTANIA is part of GREENPEAK Partners.

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 within the German, Austrian, and Swiss markets. 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 7 platforms, with annual revenues exceeding €500m.

Marcus Reinecker joins the VIVENTEC management team

Munich, June 2023 VIVENTEC is pleased to announce that Marcus Reinecker has joined the management team as Commercial Director in May 2023. With his extensive experience and expertise, Marcus Reinecker will play a crucial role in supporting the strong growth of the group of companies.

Mr. Reinecker has an impressive track record in the financial industry as well as in various other service companies.

Prior to joining VIVENTEC, he ensured sustainable growth in various buy-and-build entrepreneurial groups.”My goal is to strengthen and continue VIVENTEC’s strong growth from a financial and administrative perspective,” said Marcus Reinecker. “I feel it is a special privilege to also be actively involved in shaping the energy transition in Germany as a result.”

Marcus Reinecker’s commitment will strengthen VIVENTEC’s management team and lead the company into a new phase of growth. “With his business acumen and passion for building business groups, he is an asset to the team and will help realize VIVENTEC’s goals and visions” said Eckhard Voegt, Managing Partner at VIVENTEC.

About VIVENTEC:

As one of the leading service companies for building technology in Germany, VIVENTEC actively accompanies the structural change in the industry, offers its customers customized, energy- and cost-efficient solutions, and drives further greening for the benefit of future generations.
The group of companies focuses in particular on heating, ventilation, sanitary, refrigeration and air-conditioning technology as well as electrical engineering, safety engineering, measurement and control technology. VIVENTEC’s long-term growth strategy is based on both organic growth and the acquisition of new partners. VIVENTEC currently consists of 9 partner companies.


About GREENPEAK Partners:

GREENPEAK Partners is a company builder with a proven track record and extensive expertise in founding, developing and expanding industry leaders in the German, Austrian and Swiss markets.
In implementing its buy & build strategies, GREENPEAK aims to develop industry leaders through strong partnerships, ESG values and aligned sustainable interests.To date, the GREENPEAK Partners team has built 7 platforms with annual revenues in excess of €500 million.

GREENPEAK Partners Proudly Joins ESG Data Convergence Initiative for Second Year

GREENPEAK Partners, an entrepreneurially driven private equity firm, active in DACH small- and mid-cap markets, proudly announces its continued participation in the ESG Data Convergence Initiative (EDCI) for the second consecutive year.

The EDCI brings together stakeholders from the private equity industry with the objective to harmonize ESG data, set common standards and provide valid benchmarks for private markets.

“The collaborative effort of the initiative is highly aligned with GREENPEAK’s purpose of “Building sustainable businesses and partnerships”, says Daniel Beringer, Managing Partner at GREENPEAK Partners. “By joining forces with the 300+ EDCI members, we contribute to enhancing transparency, comparability, and ultimately drive more impactful sustainable investing practices.”

As further proof of its thorough commitment to ESG integration, GREENPEAK Partners has successfully fulfilled the maximum number of ESG thresholds required by the debt provider for three of GREENPEAK’s Buy & Build platforms. This reflects the firm’s dedication to fulfill the highest ESG standards beyond the norm.

” GREENPEAK Partners has developed a state-of-the art ESG framework and integrates it across all investment activities,” states Valentina Stadler, ESG Officer at GREENPEAK Partners. “Reaching maximum ESG thresholds highlights the dedication to aligning financial performance with positive environmental and social outcomes.”

By participating in the ESG Data Convergence Initiative and exceeding ESG thresholds, GREENPEAK Partners demonstrates its proactive approach to fostering partnerships, building networks and maintaining ambitious ESG standards.

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 within the German, Austrian, and Swiss markets. 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 7 platforms, with annual revenues exceeding €500m.

For more information on GREENPEAK Partners, please refer to its website: www.greenpeak-partners.com & our ESG policy.