LONDON, POTSDAM, and BERLIN, Feb. 13, 2018 — Hampleton Partners, the international mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance advisory firm for technology companies, has advised CPU 24/7 GmbH, a cutting-edge provider of HPC managed services, on its acquisition by IAV GmbH, a leading engineering services firm for the automotive industry.
This acquisition equips IAV with unparalleled experience in CAE and HPC applications. CPU 24/7’s singular knowledge in the configuration, provision and maintenance of supercomputing systems will give IAV the ability to offer its automotive clients hosted HPC services, outsourcing resource-intensive CAE tasks that would otherwise be uneconomic or impossible.
“We are very happy we found such a good home for our company”, says Dr. Matthias Reyer, Co-Founder at CPU 24/7. “By combining CPU 24/7’s strength in CAE and HPC applications with IAV’s leading automotive engineering services, the company is perfectly positioned to continue providing their clients with the best services available on the market today.”
Hampleton Director Axel Brill, transaction lead and IT services and enterprise software expert, comments: “It has been a distinct pleasure to advise the founders of CPU 24/7 on this exciting new chapter in the life of their company with IAV. Their unique knowledge of, but also passion and vision for the industry, are plain to see in the successful company they have built. By providing such highly-configured HPC solutions, CPU 24/7 has not only been able to deliver market-leading solutions to the industry giants, but has also democratised access to mission-critical CAE applications for SMEs as well.”
The engagement was led by Axel Brill with Frank Berger and Nicholas Milligan rounding out the transaction team for Hampleton.
Hampleton Partners is at the forefront of international mergers and acquisitions advisory for companies with technology at their core. Hampleton’s experienced deal makers have built, bought and sold over 100 fast-growing tech businesses and provide hands-on expertise and unrivalled international advice to tech entrepreneurs and the companies who are looking to accelerate growth and maximise value.
About CPU 24/7
CPU 24/7 provides unparalleled know-how in the field of high-performance computing for computer-aided engineering applications. Built on a fully-configurable cloud infrastructure, CPU 24/7 allows OEMs, IT services and engineering services firms to eliminate capex and expertise restraints imposed by the high-precision technical requirements of CAE applications. The Potsdam-based company offers fully-customised and managed HPC clusters to enterprise-grade as well as SME customers. By eliminating the costs and effort of in-housing technical computations, CPU 24/7 offers its customers faster time-to-market and superior ROI on projects.
IAV is one of the world’s leading providers of engineering services to the automotive industry, employing over 6,500 members of staff. The company has been developing innovative concepts and technologies for future vehicles for more than 30 years. Core competencies include production-ready solutions in all fields of electronics, powertrain and vehicle development. Clients include all of the world’s premier automobile manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to development centres in Berlin, Gifhorn and Chemnitz/Stollberg, IAV also operates from other locations in Germany, Europe, Asia as well as North and South America.