Munich, July 10, 2018 — Blättchen & Partner advised the SUSE management on the successful sale to the financial investor EQT.
SUSE, founded in 1992 and headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany, is one of the world’s leading providers of open source software solutions. With revenues of $320 million in 2017 and approximately 1,400 employees worldwide, SUSE has become a market leader in infrastructure and application delivery solutions. SUSE’s versatile and reliable products and support services help customers manage complexity, reduce costs and secure and improve business-critical processes. Swedish private equity investor EQT has acquired open source software vendor SUSE. EQT specializes in growth-oriented companies, primarily in Europe, Asia and North America, and supports them in their sustainable expansion. With the acquisition, EQT aims to continue and expand SUSE’s long-term growth and innovation. Blättchen & Partner advised the SUSE management in the transaction with Prof. Dr. Alexander Götz.