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Rautenberg & Company advises Hellman & Friedman on the acquisition of a Majority Stake in Scout24 Group AG.

Our team advised Hellman & Friedman on the acquisition of a Majority Stake in Scout24 Group AG. Closing of the transaction took place in February 2014.

Hellman & Friedman LLC is a leading private equity investment firm with offices in San Francisco, New York and London. Since its founding in 1984, Hellman & Friedman has raised, and through its affiliated funds, managed over USD 25 billion of committed capital. The firm focuses on scale investments in superior business franchises and serving as a value-added partner to management in select industries including internet & digital media, software, business & marketing services, financial services, media, healthcare, and energy & industrials. H & F has invested over USD 2.5 billion in equity capital in the Digital Media and Internet sector including investments in DoubleClick, Getty Images, Web Reservations, Internet Brands.

Scout24 is one of Europe's leading groups of companies for online market places. The six marketplaces of the Scout24 Group - ImmobilienScout24, AutoScout24, FriendScout24, FinanceScout24, JobScout24 and TravelScout24 - are present in 22 countries As a strong partner, Scout supports its customers in important decisions, in particular in the fields of housing, mobility, partnership and finance. Every month, around 13 million Internet users place their confidence in the services provided by the Scout24 Group, which is a part of the Deutsche Telekom Group.

The team around our founding partner Arndt Rautenberg acted as lead advisor to the buyer, coordinated the different Due Diligence workstreams and helped define a Value Creation Plan.

Rautenberg & Company advises Hellman & Friedman on the acquisition of a Majority Stake in Scout24 Group AG.

Quick Facts

Date

  • February 2014

Hellman & Friedman

  • Leading private equity firm
  • Over USD 25bn committed capital
  • Strong focus in internet & digital media, software and services
  • Founded in 1984

Scout24

  • Leading group of online market places
  • Serves around 13m internet users every month
  • Part of Deutsche Telekom Group

Deal Size

  • 70% at an Enterprise Value of EUR 2.0bn

Services

  • Lead Advisory
  • Commercial Due Diligence coordination
  • Value Creation Planning

Team

  • Arndt Rautenberg, Founding Partner
  • Boris Herzog, Director