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Hampleton Partner advises STAGIL on acquisition by TIMETOACT Group

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London/Frankfurt, 7. July 2023 – Hampleton Partners advised STAGIL GmbH, one of Germany’s largest Atlassian Platinum and Enterprise Solution Partners, on the integration with TIMETOACT GROUP. The international M&A and Corporate Finance Advisory firm for technology companies supported STAGIL during every phase of the transaction process. The project was led by Dr. Jan Eiben at Hampleton and supported by Tim Stemkens as Lead Associate.


As an Atlassian Platinum Enterprise Solution Partner, STAGIL consults companies and teams in various industries and of various sizes on Atlassian products such as Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket. In addition to expertise in the realms of agile product development, service management, project management and digital transformation, STAGIL has sector-specific know-how, particularly in automotive, automation, finance, insurance, manufacturing, e-commerce, IT services & operations and software development.


TIMETOACT GROUP is a leading provider of IT services for mid-market and enterprise customers as well as the public sector. The acquisition of STAGIL expands the portfolio of Atlassian consulting under the group’s catworkx brand, creating one of the most prominent players in the German-speaking region. Following the transaction, STAGIL co-CEO Björn Frauen will become co-CEO of catworkx Deutschland. In addition, he will be a shareholder in the TIMETOACT GROUP.


A win-win situation – Perspectives on the acquisition

Björn Frauen, co-founder and co-CEO of STAGIL GmbH: "Hampleton has guided us through the transaction process well and understood the value of STAGIL thanks to their experience and sector expertise, all of which were instrumental in the process of finding the optimal partner for us.” Gerulf Ketz, fellow co-founder and co-CEO of STAGIL GmbH adds: “It’s a win-win situation for both parties as the transaction allows us to expand our market position. Wir sind Hampleton dankbar, uns souverän durch den Transaktionsprozess begleitet zu haben.”


Dr. Jan Eiben, Managing Partner at Hampleton Partners, emphasizes: "We are pleased that we successfully supported STAGIL during the search for an acquisition partner. We received numerous indications of interest from strategic investors from Europe and North America, and it is fortunate that we brought together two German partners that fit together perfectly."


Hampleton‘s expertise in the IT services sector

The transaction underlines Hampleton’s M&A expertise in the IT services sector and is another success story that follows more than 120 advisory mandates successfully completed by Hampleton. This figure includes the sale of Omnio Edge to IBM, the investment in Shopware by Carlyle and PayPal, the acquisition of Loop54 by FACT-Finder/GENUI as well as the acquisition of Apostera by Harman/Samsung. 


The team at Hampleton Partners supports owners, sellers, buyers and investors in the technology sector with valuations as well as the planning of their M&A or investment activities. The international tech specialist also releases sector coverage reports multiple times a year free of charge. 


The latest reports by Hampleton Partners Reports, including one covering the IT services sector, can be downloaded free of charge through the following link:


About Hampleton Partners

Hampleton Partners is at the forefront of international mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance advisory for companies with technology at their core. Hampleton’s experienced deal makers have built, bought and sold over 100 fast-growing tech businesses and provide hands-on expertise and unrivalled advice to tech entrepreneurs and companies which are looking to accelerate growth and maximize value. 

With offices in London, Frankfurt, Stockholm and San Francisco, Hampleton offers a global perspective with sector expertise in: Artificial Intelligence, Autotech, Cybersecurity, Digital Commerce, Enterprise Software, Fintech, Healthtech, HR Tech, Insurtech and IT & Business Services.