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Allen & Overy advises SAP on the acquisition of Signavio

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Allen & Overy has advised SAP SE on the acquisition of Signavio GmbH, a leading company in the enterprise business process intelligence and process management space.

Business Process Intelligence is a key part of SAP’s new offering, the “RISE with SAP” package. The offering helps companies perform a holistic business transformation. Signavio’s integrated cloud-native process management suite perfectly complements existing business process intelligence software from the Walldorf-based software group. With the addition of Signavio, SAP can now provide a holistic suite of flexible process transformation solutions for customers to transform their business processes end to end. That includes business process design, benchmarking, gap analysis, improvement and process change management.

Signavio is a German software manufacturer with headquarters in Berlin and further branches in the USA, Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Canada, Singapore, Japan, India and Australia. The firm’s Business Transformation Suite is a cloud-based management platform that enables midsize and large organizations to understand, model, optimize, analyze and control their business processes in a profitable way.

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021, subject to regulatory approval. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price or other financial details of this transaction.

The international Allen & Overy team was led by partner Dr Alexander Veith (Corporate/M&A, Munich) and senior associate Tobias Hugo (Corporate/M&A, Munich) and comprised furthermore partners Dr Jens Matthes (IP, Düsseldorf), Dr Börries Ahrens (Antitrust, Hamburg), Dr Michael Ehret (Tax, Frankfurt), counsel Peter Wehner (Pensions, Frankfurt), senior associate Dr Tina Gausling (Data Protection, Munich), associates Linda Mayer (Corporate/M&A, Munich), Sören Burdinski (Antitrust, Hamburg), Anna Kräling (IP, Düsseldorf), Dr Manuel Koechel (Tax, Frankfurt), Dr Stephan Bühner (Public Law, Frankfurt), Merle Herrmann (Employment, Hamburg), senior associate Dr Riccardo Marinello, associate Hasan Kaya (Real Estate, Frankfurt), and transaction officer Antonia Fichtner (Corporate/M&A, Munich).

In addition, lawyers from the Allen & Overy offices in Amsterdam, London, Milan, New York, Paris, Perth, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington (D.C.) advised on this matter.

Advice on Indian law was provided by Khaitan & Co, advice on Swedish Law was given by Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd while Homburger AG advised in Switzerland.
Already last year, an international Allen & Overy team led by Alexander Veith had advised SAP on the acquisition of Emarsys, a leading cloud-based omnichannel customer engagement platform provider.