PwC Legal and PwC Germany advise IMCap on the sale of Sematell GmbH to PINOVA

Düsseldorf, 18th February 2022

A multidisciplinary team from PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) and PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (PwC Germany) led by Lars Benger advised IMCap GmbH on the sale of Sematell GmbH (Sematell) to funds advised by PINOVA Capital GmbH.

Sematell GmbH, headquartered in Saarbrücken, is a specialized provider of intelligent contact center software. The highly scalable Sematell solution ReplyOne for multi- or omnichannel response management precisely analyzes inquiries received via all written communication channels in more than 70 languages. The outstanding language and topic recognition was developed at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and ensures maximum productivity, customer satisfaction and efficiency. Sematell had been owned by the investors advised by IMCap GmbH since 2016. Within six years, Sematell’s headcount has doubled and revenue has more than tripled.

IMCap GmbH, based in Düsseldorf, is a specialized investment company that invests in small and medium-sized software and technology companies with strong management teams, clear technology differentiation and sustainable growth prospects. The IMCap team has many years of operational management experience in technology companies and proven technology expertise – the foundation for being able to spot ‘Hidden Technology Champions’ and assessing risks and opportunities in this segment. IMCap sees itself as an active partner that supports its portfolio companies both financially and with operational know-how to scale their business models. This systematically transforms ‘hidden champions’ into leading, established technology companies.

Advisors to IMCap GmbH

PwC Legal (Düsseldorf):
Lars Benger (lead), Dr. Johannes Auf dem Kampe, Hao Chu, Rebecca Lappeßen, Gloria Müller (all M&A / Private Equity), Philipp Römer (IP/IT)

PwC Germany (Düsseldorf/Frankfurt am Main):
Dr. Clément Mengue (Deals Strategy), Johann Christoph Pfeiffer, Alexander Baum, Dr. Le Wang (all Transaction Services)

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