The transaction has closed in early July 2019 after clearance by the German anti-trust authority (Bundeskartellamt).
SynerGIS GIS & FM Solutions GmbH owns the products GeoOffice, WebOffice and ProOffice and is a spin-off of SynerGIS Informationssysteme GmbH, the official Esri distributor for Austria and Slovakia. SynerGIS GIS & FM Solutions GmbH includes the former SynerGIS CAD-Info-Systeme Gesellschaft m.b.H. founded in 1989 in Innsbruck, the WebOffice development in Vienna and 50 percent of the shares in AED-SYNERGIS GmbH in Bonn.
AED-SICAD, part of VertiGIS, is the leading GIS application company in Europe, offering standard applications and tailor-made solutions. The portfolio comprises high-end geo-information systems for the key segments utilities, cadaster and land management.
The Schoenherr team was led by Thomas Kulnigg (partner, Vienna, technology & digitalisation), and also included Christoph Haid (partner, Vienna, eu & competition); Michael Woller (partner, Vienna, ip & unfair commercial practices); Stefanie Aichhorn-Wöss (counsel, Vienna, corporate/m&a); Dominik Hofmarcher (attorney-at-law, Vienna, ip & unfair commercial practices); Klaus Cavar (attorney-at-law, Vienna, labour & employment); Maximilian Nutz (associate, Vienna, corporate/m&a) and Zurab Simonishvili (associate, Vienna, corporate/m&a).
AED-SICAD GmbH was advised by White & Case and Eisenberger & Herzog.