Network Corporate Finance has advised the founders and today’s executive management on the sale of their entire equity participation in PRO:AKTIV® Management AG, Munich, to Career Partner GmbH, Munich, a portfolio company of private equity sponsor AUCTUS Capital Partners AG.

#Key data

Industry: Services & Leisure
Project type: M&A
Description: Sale to financial investor
Date: August 2010


The founders and executive managers Robert Dorandt and Gerd Pult planned to commence the company succession far in advance and in this context to divest up to 100% of their equity participation in PRO:AKTIV® Management AG, which were indirectly held via the holding company Proaktiv Holding GmbH, Waarkirchen-Schaftlach. Both owners were willing to support the new shareholder for a limited time period in order to further implement the existing growth strategy next to transferring all operational responsibilities to the second level management.


The Company

PRO:AKTIV® Management AG was founded in 1995 and today is renowned as premium partner for in-house and open management, sales and communication training courses. The international customer base comprises market-leading companies from the industrial, retail and services sector. The company currently is the sole provider world-wide offering with “Licence to Lead” a multi-independent certified on-the-job leadership training for young professionals.


Tasks and Services

Our services included the preparation and implementation of the transaction, the compilation of the transaction documentation, as well as the identification and approach of potential strategic and financial investors in the course of a controlled auction. We invited well-selected national and international industry players, prepared and managed the Due Diligence process with a limited number of interested parties, negotiated the key terms of the sale and purchase agreement and subsequently secured the implementation of the closing conditions according to the pre-defined time frame.

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