Scholz & Friends Group, a Cognetas portfolio company, has acquired Frankfurt-based gkk DialogGroup (gkk), a provider of communication services. Scholz & Friends, an advertising and marketing group, established a joint venture with gkk in early 2005 called Scholz & Friends Dialog Group, the success of which led to this acquisition.
Shares have been sold to institutional investors for €15.8 a share
Add-on is the first since LDC and Ares provided financing of £100m to the telecoms company in 2019
Acquisition of the fire safety systems provider is the first from the GP's €1.1bn eighth fund
Fresh capital will go towards increasing delivery speed and geographic footprint