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Allen & Overy advises OEP’s Spanish portfolio company VASS on its merger with German IT consulting firm Ecenta AG

Allen & Overy has advised VASS Consultoría de Sistemas S.L., the Madrid-based portfolio company of US private equity investor One Equity Partners (OEP) which specialises in Customer Experience solutions on SAP CX technology (Sales, Marketing and Commerce), on its merger with Ecenta AG.

The merger is part of VASS’ strategic commitment to continue its growth into the leading digital transformation group in the market.

Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, Ecenta AG has grown into an international force in the field, with 10 offices on three continents. Its staff of 220 professionals are experts in the implementation of complex projects for numerous clients across a variety of industries.

The A&O team was led by partners Dr Nils Koffka (Hamburg), Sophie Roozendal (Amsterdam) and Ignacio Hornedo (Madrid, all Corporate/Private Equity) with support from senior associate Dr Marcus Mackensen, as well as associates Laura Reuther (Frankfurt) and Dr Jan Frederik C. Holst (Hamburg, all Corporate/Private Equity).

Specialist advice was provided by partner Dr Udo Herbert Olgemoeller (Public Law), counsels Dr André Wandt (Corporate/M&A), Dr Tim Mueller (Compliance) and Peter Wehner (Pensions, all Frankfurt), senior associates Catharina Glugla (Data Protection, Dusseldorf), Ioannis Thanos (Antitrust, Hamburg), Anna Jung, Stefanie Guenther (both Public Law, Frankfurt), as well as associates Merle Herrmann and Dr Julia Pacha (both Employment & Benefits, Hamburg), Dr Stephan Buehner (Permits), Laura Jung (Compliance, both Frankfurt), Anna Kraeling (IP, Dusseldorf).

In addition the team comprised further lawyers from A&O offices in Amsterdam, Madrid, New York and Singapore.

Allen & Overy frequently advises OEP in the context of M&A transactions and related financing.