Deal Announcement 10/21: Service Industries

PwC acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of ECENTA AG, a leading IT consulting firm specialized on SAP Customer Experience solutions, on the sale of their shares to VASS Consultoría de Sistemas, a portfolio company of One Equity Partners.

The Deal

The PwC M&A team is pleased to announce the successful sale of ECENTA AG (“ECENTA]”) to VASS Consultoría de Sistemas S.L, Spain (“VASS”), a portfolio company of One Equity Partners. ECENTA is a leading IT consulting firm specialized on the SAP Customer Experience (“CX”) modules. The transaction is an important step for the combined entity to becoming an integrated and globally active player in the European IT Services Sector. 

The share purchase agreement was signed in September 2021 while the Deal was closed in October 2021.


ECENTA is a leading IT consulting firm specialized in implementing technological solutions regarding the SAP CX modules with complementing capabilities in CX strategy consulting and managed services. Founded in 2000 with headquarters in Walldorf, Germany, the Company has built a strong track record of successful implementations of complex projects (cloud based and on premise) in various industries for clients across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. ECENTA is a SAP Gold Partner and winner of the prestigious SAP Pinnacle Award 2020.


VASS Group is a Spanish IT Consulting firm specialized in digital transformation & IT solutions covering the entire digital value chain from the back- to the front-end. VASS was founded in 1999 and represents a new breed of digital solutions providers that offer strategic solutions to their customers, helping them to stay competitive by digitizing their value chains. This covers the implementation and service of either customer (CRM) or business centric (ERP) applications. Additionally, VASS implements and adjusts cloud infrastructure to business needs while maintaining the highest standards of security. VASS is also experienced in delivering robotic process automation (RPA) solutions, intelligent business process management (iBPM) and similar sought-after technologies.

One Equity Partners

One Equity Partners (“OEP”) is a middle market private equity firm focused on the industrial, healthcare, and technology sectors in North America and Europe. The firm builds market-leading companies by identifying and executing transformative business combinations. OEP is a trusted partner with a differentiating investment processes, a broadly experienced and senior team, and an established track record generating long-term value for its partners. Since 2001, the firm has completed more than 300 transactions worldwide. OEP, founded in 2001, spun out of JP Morgan in 2015. The firm has offices in New York, Chicago, Frankfurt and Amsterdam.


The global PricewaterhouseCoopers network is a worldwide association of independent auditing and consulting companies which together employ more than 280,000 people in 157 countries. Our global network comprises over 1,600 M&A professionals all over the world, realising approx. 400 successful transactions per year. We specialise in a wide range of independent M&A services including advice on acquisitions and disposals, mergers, public takeovers, privatisations as well as structured financing.

PwC M&A acted as exclusive financial advisor to ECENTA on this transaction. The transaction was executed by an international deal team led by Sascha Beer (Partner, Switzerland), Alexander von Friesen (Partner, Germany) and Matthias Primus (Director, Switzerland) who were supported by Martin Münzberg (Senior Associate, Switzerland) and Manuel Nowotny (Senior Associate, Germany). 

Contact us

Dr. Alexander von Friesen

Dr. Alexander von Friesen

Partner, Corporate Finance | M&A Healthcare & Consumer, PwC Germany

Tel: +49 151 11714398

Alexander Knögel

Alexander Knögel

Partner, Corporate Finance | M&A Industrial Technology & Business Services, PwC Germany

Tel: +49 170 2250409

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