Brandl & Talos Advises aws Mittelstandsfonds on the Entry into the Communication Technology Company Communi5 Technologies GmbH
aws Mittelstandsfonds is joining Communi5 Technologies GmbH as lead investor in a financing round with strategic investors and the management, and is once again relying on the transaction team of Brandl & Talos.
Vienna, 29 January 2020 – Communi5 Technologies (www.communi5.com) is a company specializing in cloud-based integrated communication and collaboration applications (Unified Communications as a Service, UCaaS). Communi5 already has a strong and diversified business customer base with over 40 companies from 27 countries, including landline and mobile communications service providers and system integrators.
Within the framework of a Management Buy-Out, the current management team, together with the Austrian public VC fund aws Mittelstandsfonds and strategic co-investors, is taking over the Vienna-based company. aws Mittelstandsfonds acted as lead investor and holds the largest stake. Through the support of its new investors, the company intends to expand its product solution, particularly in the areas of mobility in the working world, simplification in IT, and team collaboration.
“Communi5 has extraordinary potential to become one of the leading Austrian providers in the field of software solutions for communication technology. We are convinced that Communi5 will successfully continue its growth course with this additional capital, and are pleased that we were able to support and advise aws Mittelstandsfonds in this investment,” says Roman Rericha, partner at Brandl & Talos. The Brandl & Talos transaction team led by Roman Rericha, also included Markus Arzt and Sabine Konrad .
aws Mittelstandsfonds is an entrepreneurial investment company based in Vienna. It specialises in investments in the course of growth projects of medium-sized companies, offers follow-up financing for high-growth companies, or participates as a co-investor in medium-sized takeovers or corporate successions. The aim of aws Mittelstandsfonds is to provide companies with the best possible support for their sustainable growth in a spirit of fair and functional partnership. www.mittelstands-fonds.at
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Photos: Roman Rericha, Markus Arzt & Sabine Konrad