Gess Group

capiton sells its shares to JR Holding AG


Industry: Service / Trade / Logistics

Financing Events: Growth


The company

Gess Group is a personnel services company specializing in the placement of highly qualified employees. In September 2010 capiton acquired a majority stake in Gess. During the holding period the Group continued to grow and expanded its product portfolio by acquiring the two companies, Best Job IT and Graeber & Partner. In 2016 the Group generated sales of c. EUR 72m and currently employs approximately 1,850 employees.



The transaction

With the transaction that has now been signed, capiton is selling its shareholding in the Gess Group to JR Holding AG, based in Ingolstadt, Germany. The JR Group was founded in 2009 and currently is a portfolio company of AUCTUS. The transaction is still subject to the approval of the antitrust authorities. The parties have also agreed not to disclose further details of the transaction. capiton was advised by Lincoln International (M&A), CMS
Hasche Sigle (legal) as well as EY (financial & tax).