Austria: Schoenherr advises SynerGIS on the sale of its GIS and FM software development business to AED-SICAD

26 July 2019 | deal news

Schoenherr has advised the shareholders of the Synergis Informationssysteme GmbH ("SynerGIS") on the sale of its GIS (geographic information systems) and FM (facility management) software development business to AED-SICAD GmbH ("AED-SICAD"). 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.

Thomas Kulnigg

Partner

T: +43 1 534 37 50757
t.kulnigg@schoenherr.eu

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