Effective January 2, 2020, Siemens AG acquired 100% of the shares from the founders.
AIT Applied Information Technologies GmbH & Co. KG (“AIT”) is a leading provider of individual, innovative software solutions based on Microsoft .NET platforms. The company is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and has established itself as a key service partner for Application LifeCycle Management (ALM) solutions based on the Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio.
“AIT has been on the market for almost 30 years and is a successful and innovation-driven company”, says Lars Roith, Managing Director of AIT. “We have always maintained our entrepreneurial spirit in the interest of our customers, based on lean processes and our agile approach. We believe that we can redefine success in partnership with Siemens. With the holistic approach and strength of a global team, Siemens can help AIT address a much larger customer base. With our shared strength and our outstanding expertise in Microsoft technologies and, above all, IoT applications, we can deliver the solutions that really matter to our customers in the future.”
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a leading international technology group that has stood for technical performance, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active worldwide and generated sales of EUR 86.8 billion and an after-tax profit of EUR 5.6 billion in fiscal year 2019, which ended on September 30, 2019.
Together with Thiele & Associates Beratung und Beteiligungen AG, the sellers found the best fitting buyer. The international M&A process was led by Dr. Ulrich and Dr. Thiele, including structuring the transaction, coordinating the due diligence, negotiating the purchase price and accompanying the further contract negotiations.