Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Orth Kluth advises credativ international GmbH on acquisition by Instaclustr

Orth Kluth advised credativ international GmbH, a global provider of IT services in the field of open source infrastructure, on the acquisition of all shares by the Australian Instaclustr Group.

Customers worldwide rely on the technical expertise of the German and US credativ companies to achieve business goals through the implementation and use of powerful open source technologies such as PostgreSQL, Kubernetes and Debian.

With the acquisition of credativ, Instaclustr expands its breadth and depth of open source expertise by adding new technologies and thus expands its offering, especially in the European market.

Dr. Michael Meskes, CEO and co-founder of credativ, takes over leading functions in the enlarged group together with other executives.

Orth Kluth Rechtsanwälte, led by equity partner Dr. Marc Henze, provided comprehensive advice to credativ international GmbH on the international transaction. The transaction has already been closed.

Advising lawyers:
Orth Kluth: Dr. Marc Henze, lead, Boris Körner (M&A), Esther Herrnstadt (HR), Carolin Bergermann (Real Estate), Dr. Ulla Kelp (IP), Dr. Bastian Mehle (Antitrust Law)

USA: Leonard T. Nuara (M&A, Flatiron Law Group LLP)
Tax und Finance: Larsen Lüngen (Stallmeyer)

Advising lawyers on the buyer side:
Frank Hahn und Team, LUTZ | ABEL Rechtsanwalts PartG mbB
Dr. Martin Beutelmann (BRP Renaud, Foreign trade law)

Australia: Louisa Di Bella (M&A, Talbot Sayer)
USA: Jenny Witt und Kenyon Briggs (M&A, Husch Blackwell)
Tax law Germany: Dr. Lars Lawall und Bernd Niedermayer (both PWC)
Tax law USA: Christina Kim (PWC)
Finance: Nils Lanze und Dr. Andreas Klug (both PWC)