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DORDA advises Kapsch on the sale of CarrierCom and PublicTransportCom to S&T

Monday, 27 May 2019

DORDA Corporate M&A Partners Martin Brodey and Christian Ritschka advised Kapsch Group on the sale of their business units CarrierCom and PublicTransportCom as part of a share deal to listed S&T AG, a technology group and leading provider of IT services and solutions in Central and Eastern Europe, headquartered in Linz. The signing of the transaction took place on 23 May 2019, the closing is subject to potential regulatory approvals. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

Kapsch CarrierCom is a global developer of end-to-end communications solutions for mission-critical networks. The focus is on planning, developing, producing and maintaining GSM-R (Global Systems for Mobile Communications-Railways) networks. Kapsch PublicTransportCom offers solutions for local public transport. In the past fiscal year, the two divisions achieved revenues of approximately EUR 120 million with almost 500 employees.

"Due to their strong market position and smart product portfolio, the two Kapsch divisions CarrierCom AG and Public TransportCom are attractive targets in the technology industry." says Christian Ritschka. Martin Brodey, head of DORDA’s Corporate M&A Practice Group, adds: "When two highly innovative Austrian companies meet and quickly reach an agreement, then there is a win-win situation on all sides. We are delighted about the successful completion of the transaction. “

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